Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw had no interest in talking about what touched off a brief but heated exchange with coach Tom Coughlin on the sideline during Sunday’s 27-23 win over the Redskins.
Bradshaw was in a more chatty and less combative mood on Monday, so he decided to share some details about what went down with Coughlin. After Giants safety Stevie Brown picked off Robert Griffin III in the third quarter, Bradshaw said that he told Coughlin to “run the ball” as he was heading back onto the field. Coughlin had something to say in return, which we suspect was something in the “I’ll call the plays, you run them” area, and the two men volleyed before play resumed.
“A lot of my emotions kicked in and I just wanted to help my team win as much as possible,” Bradshaw said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.
There didn’t seem to be any hard feelings as Bradshaw got four carries, including a touchdown, on the drive. It was part of an emotional overall day for Bradshaw, who was also caught giving wide receiver Victor Cruz a pretty serious smack upside the head at the end of one run. Bradshaw thought Cruz missed a block on the play, although all was soon forgotten.
Tight end Martellus Bennett said, via Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, that Bradshaw is both touchy feely and heavy handed when he engages in “Ahmading.” That’s not the best combination in the world, but the Giants will surely take it if it means extending their three-game winning streak.