Giants' All-Time Leading Rusher Open To Sit-Down With Former Coach

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tiki Barber wants to bury the hatchet with Tom Coughlin.

The former Giants running back, who now co-hosts his own show on CBS Sports Radio, thinks his relationship the coach will be repaired “at some point.”

When asked by WFAN host Craig Carton if he’d be agreeable to a sit-down, Barber responded, “I would love to. … It would have to be in person.”

If Carton sets it up, Barber will be there.

“I would love for you to do that, Craig,” he said.

The Giants’ all-time leading rusher never really saw eye-to-eye with Coughlin during his playing days, and their relationship only soured further. After his retirement in 2007, Barber was critical of the Giants, quarterback Eli Manning and especially his former coach. In his book, Barber wrote that Coughlin “robbed me of what had been one of the most important things I had in my life, which was the joy I felt playing football.”

Barber, who was turned down for a face-to-face by Coughlin once before, said the blame lies on both sides.

“We’re both hard-headed,” Barber said. “Very hard-headed. We had opinions. We had ways, methodologies of wanting to do things, and we yelled about it to each other. Here’s the thing: we never, ever, ever were on different sides of the ledger on game day. Ever.”

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