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Michael Strahan on Tom Coughlin: ‘Guys Like Playing for Him’

January 19th, 2011 at 10:43 AM
By Dan Benton

Appearing on the T.Ocho show featuring Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens, former New York Giants defensive end and future Hall of Famer Michael Strahan was asked if retaining Tom Coughlin was a good or bad move for Big Blue.

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin (C) walks off the field after the Giants beat the Washington Redskins 17-14 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on January 2, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

"I hated that man. I hated him. It hated him. I didn't want to go to work. I wanted to kick him in his mouth every time I saw him," Strahan said. "But, he realized he had to change though. So the guy that I got the first year there was not the same guy who, when I left, was there. And then talking to guys who were still there with him, who had been there with him before, even after I was gone, they were like 'Michael it's even better now.' So I know where he was and where he is, and that guys do respond and guys do like playing for him now."

With Kenny Phillips now backing off of his statements as well, it sounds like Antrel Rolle (who was rated the 80th best safety in the league by Pro Football Focus) stands alone.

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Tags: Antrel Rolle, Football, Kenny Phillips, Michael Strahan, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin

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10 Responses to “Michael Strahan on Tom Coughlin: ‘Guys Like Playing for Him’”

  1. Matthew Kiernankujo says:

    Man…I love me some Strahan.

  2. Matthew Kiernankujo says:

    And Demo’s comment about me being a center on the previous thread…AWESOME! I literally laugh my ### off!

  3.  Krow says:

    Ummm 32 teams… 2 safeties each… that’s 64. So Rolle is rated worse than every starter plus 15 reserves?

    Sorry, but that’s garbage.

  4.  AdamGGMen says:

    Thank you Strahan! You guys think he gets into the Hall of Fame first ballot?

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