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Buccaneers LB Adam Hayward, coach Bryan Cox fight on sidelines

bryan-cox-adam-haywardTampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward crossed a line on Sunday when he got too physical with one of his coaches. Following a penalty committed by the Bucs defense in the second quarter, Hayward could be seen in the face of defensive assistant coach Bryan Cox. Cox had come onto the field to dispute the call with an official when Hayward tried restraining him. Cox pushed him aside, and then Hayward came back and pushed his coach in the chest. Hayward then got in Cox’s face while the coach pointed his finger back.

Cox was known as one of the toughest linebackers in the game during his 12-year career. That sort of disrespectful behavior certainly won’t fly with Cox, and it likely won’t fly with the organization, either.

After the game, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano expressed his unhappiness regarding the incident.

“I’m not happy about it, but I do know that it’s been resolved,” Schiano said, per Joe Bucs Fan. “I think you chalk it up to heat of the moment. Guys are very passionate. Adam is a passionate player. Coach Cox is a passionate coach. I know they’re very close. And they’re, I think, more of a family spat in a frustrating time than, you know, anything that I’m deeply concerned about. I know they’ve already smoothed that over. But again, it’s not what a football team that I’m the head coach of I want to see. So certainly it’s been addressed, and it will be addressed and we’ll move forward from it. But it need not happen again.”

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  • don corleone

    coach shoved him first waththe video he was tryin to calm the coach down and the coach shoved him and he retalliated

  • http://twitter.com/appintelwaters Julian Andy Gumbs

    LMAO, Bryan Cox, what u expect, bout time someone shoved him BACK!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2MWB2ZTUNXVXLOM3SRHFCI7KJY Mike Gordon

    Cox is loser !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WQFJQST2DYLVTE6ZT7BDF73ZYE Nupeman88

    The player had both of his hands on the coach, that’s why he got pushed aside. I don’t see anything Cox did wrong, other than not kick that punks ass. That’s what’s wrong now, no respect for authority!!!!

  • awebb4

    They are all grown men, he had his hands on him so he wouldn’t go on the field and get another flag.  He should have pushed him back. 

  • http://twitter.com/lovmenot perciv7

    blame Tebow & shut up Bob Costas.

  • ReelTauk

    Bryan Freakin’ Cox?!?!?!  That li’l dude better be happy he can still stand.  Maturity doesn’t restrict every moment.  Hayward needs to thank the Lord it did in that moment.  Real talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alvin-Voider/100001107264413 Alvin Voider

    “And they’re, I think, more of a family spat in a frustrating time than,
    you know, anything that I’m deeply concerned about. I know they’ve
    already smoothed that over. But again, it’s not what a football team
    that I’m the head coach of I want to see. So certainly it’s been
    addressed, and it will be addressed and we’ll move forward from it. But
    it need not happen again.”

    Maybe it’s just a bad quote by the writer but, as written here, that sounds like it was said by Bush. That is not a good thing.