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Giants | Barber cites Coughlin’s demands for early retirement reports former New York Giants RB Tiki Barber, who recently has retired from the NFL, blames former head coach Tom Coughlin as part of the reason he decided to retire after 10 seasons. "Coach Coughlin is very hard-nosed, and I didn't get a lot of time off, couldn't sit down and rest myself, and so it was a constant grind -- a physical grind on me that started to take its toll," Barber said. "There'd be days where I couldn't move on Tuesday or Wednesday at practice, and he'd get mad at me for going half-speed.. And I told him, 'Coach, I can't do it. I'm gonna be out here, I'm never gonna miss a practice, but I can't give you what you want all the time.' And he understood."

2007-02-14 09:51:07 | Source:

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