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Report: NFL scouts labeled Greg Schiano a bully at Rutgers

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09:40 AM ET 09.23 | Whether Tom Coughlin knew it -- and I suspect he did -- the Giants' coach was standing up to Greg Schiano, a perceived bully who developed a dubious reputation in NFL circles during his 11 years as Rutgers' domineering head coach. This is a sensitive subject in scouting circles, because Schiano was almost universally viewed as unaccommodating, intimidating and downright disrespectful by NFL representatives who paid visits to Rutgers from 2001-11, and there were plenty of groans and eye-rolls when he accepted the Bucs job last January. As one veteran NFL coach said of Schiano earlier this week, "It's his way or [expletive] you. He needs to back up a little bit, or he's going to have a very hard time in this league over the long haul." In conversations with nearly a dozen NFL general managers, personnel executives, scouts and coaches familiar with Schiano's time at Rutgers, I detected an almost unprecedented degree of resentment and disdain for a man who has yet to coach his third professional game. They believe his decision to instruct his defenders to blow up the Giants' line and lunge at quarterback Eli Manning in a typically uncontested scenario was indicative of the unapologetic arrogance that made Rutgers a notoriously dreaded stop on most scouts' itineraries during his tenure. In the words of one NFC personnel executive, "It was pure misery."

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September 23, 2012  09:42 AM ET

A spammer is #1 ????? Come on FN..........Clean up this crappy site !!!!!!!!!

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September 23, 2012  09:44 AM ET

hopefully he gets his fat hat handed to him at noon!!!

September 23, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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A spammer is #1 ????? Come on FN..........Clean up this crappy site !!!!!!!!!Most Active UsersComments + Blog Posts + Throwdowns1 jeffsomee 2RamBone57 3 DJrocksalot 4 ] MANNION [ MUFF NATION 5 colonel

Sums up the state of this site pretty well Mick. Enjoy your Sunday!

September 23, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Here is why the guy is all BS: The week before the Giants game he had his team do the kneel down with a minute left to play and a 6 point lead.

And that is why the " my team plays to the whistle that ends the game " is all total BS. He was just ticked for letting one get away.

September 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Sums up the state of this site pretty well Mick. Enjoy your Sunday!

Yep.........Between spammers and trolls this site sucks............



Have a great Sunday........Go Yankees and Rangers !!!!!!

September 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Here is why the guy is all BS: The week before the Giants game he had his team do the kneel down with a minute left to play and a 6 point lead.And that is why the " my team plays to the whistle that ends the game " is all total BS. He was just ticked for letting one get away.

Yep.........

September 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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A spammer is #1 ????? Come on FN..........Clean up this crappy site !!!!!!!!!Most Active UsersComments + Blog Posts + Throwdowns1 jeffsomee 2RamBone57 3 DJrocksalot 4 ] MANNION [ MUFF NATION 5 colonel

What is even more ridiculous is that he has 60 comments to his name.

September 23, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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What is even more ridiculous is that he has 60 comments to his name.

And all spam.......

September 23, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Here is why the guy is all BS: The week before the Giants game he had his team do the kneel down with a minute left to play and a 6 point lead.And that is why the " my team plays to the whistle that ends the game " is all total BS. He was just ticked for letting one get away.

Insightful info. In the long run, this is how people get hurt. If the Giants play them again or if he pulls this stunt with someone else, they might be gunning for one of his players.

September 23, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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And all spam.......

But is it good spam? That's the question.

September 23, 2012  09:56 AM ET

HEY! Did anyone see that Notre Dame game last night!? Wasn't that awesome!?!

September 23, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Where is Goody Goodell on this, seems like at best it was a coach inspired late hit. Oh wait, he is trying on new robes

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September 23, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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But is it good spam? That's the question.

no such thing. all spam stinks like last weeks garbage.

September 23, 2012  09:58 AM ET

You can't Learn Respect, You have to Earn it, it Can't be Taught!!!

September 23, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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HEY! Did anyone see that Notre Dame game last night!? Wasn't that awesome!?!

Yes it was!

September 23, 2012  10:01 AM ET

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Egg and spam
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September 23, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Sorry all this spam talk was making me crazy!!!

 
September 23, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Yes it was!

You're damn right it was! The Irish defense rocked the house!

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