The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
The NFL confirmed Monday morning the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t violate any written rules with their controversial final play Sunday afternoon.
"There is nothing further on the incident at the end of the game. There were no violations on the play or afterwards that would require follow up from our office,” Greg Aiello, an NFL spokesman, said.
While the team is covered by the legality of the written rules of the NFL, many, including the outspoken New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, believe they were out of line.
“You don’t do that in this league,” Coughlin said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “You jeopardize the offensive line, you jeopardize the quarterback. Thank goodness we didn’t get anybody hurt – that I know of.”
Giants’ offensive guard Chris Snee called the play a “bush league” move after the game.
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano attributed his decision to a refusal to give up until the final whistle and didn’t see anything wrong with his decision.
“What I do with our football team is that we fight until they tell us ‘Game over.’ There’s nothing dirty about it. There’s nothing illegal about it. We crowd the ball like a sneak defense and try to knock it loose.”
The league agreed, at least in the legal sense.
What do you think, did Greg Schiano make the right call instructing his players to make a play on Eli Manning during his kneel down to end the game?