Tiki Barber Tried to Reconcile with Tom Coughlin, Reportedly Was Turned Down
Tiki Barber went on the radio Sunday morning and said he doesn’t feel like his comeback attempt was a failure, even though no NFL team signed him. He says the comeback motivated him and therefore was a positive factor in his otherwise boring life. He also says he’s tried to reconcile with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, with whom he’s often clashed.
“We tried (to set up a meeting). He said no, through his agent, (Giants vice president of communications) Pat Hanlon,” Barber reportedly said ESPN 1050.
“But one of these days I’m sure it’ll happen, because as we know, time heals all wounds. And I think at the end of the day, Giants fans, despite their dislike of me at times, know that I was one of the guys that put (it) on the line every time I put on my uniform.”
There are a few questions that must be asked. When did Barber try to reach out? If it was during the season, that’s probably why he was turned down. If it was during the offseason and at a time when Coughlin would be available, then I’ll bet it’s critical commentary from Tiki like this that makes Coughlin want no part of his former running back.