Giants safeties Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips revealed Monday that they prefer Jets coach Rex Ryan's loose, open style to Tom Coughlin's more uptight approach, according to the *New York Post*.
"I would love to play for a guy like Rex," Phillips said on WQAM-AM in Miami. "He goes to bat for his players. He'll take the blame, he allows you to be you. He's not asking you to hide. If you're a guy who likes to talk, go out and talk, as long as you back it up. His guys are playing for him, and I'd love to be a part of that."
Phillips also wrote: "I think that Coach Coughlin is a good coach and a caring coach. He cares about his players, I know that for a fact. He's a straight guy and he expects the best from you, that's what he demands. I don't have any problem with Coach Coughlin."
"I think their chemistry might be better than ours," Rolle said. "I think they have a lot more fun than we have. ... At the end of the day, yeah, we're professional athletes, we get paid a lot of money to do what we do, but we're all human. No one is a robot at this level. We do have feelings, we like to have fun."
Rolle said Coughlin is a caring, honest man. But Rolle believes Coughlin shouldn't run the team like he's a general.
"He has to understand we have a great team, we don't have guys with discipline problems," Rolle said. "We're going to pretty much handle our own outside of football. When it comes to football, we're going to take care of our business on the field. Just let us have a little fun a little bit, man. I like the coach, I understand what he's trying to do, but he has to understand it's 2011, man, things have changed."