Nov 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

If somebody turns on Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck will punch them in their mouth


While Terrell Owens might be famous for verbally protecting his quarterbacks (that’s of course when he wasn’t throwing them under the bus), New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck might be just as famous for protecting his head coach.

The Giants, who dropped to 0-4 for the first time in nearly fifty years Sunday afternoon, don’t exactly have the best locker room vibe right now and fans, unexpectedly, are less than thrilled with their play. That’s fine, according to Tuck, but if anybody in the locker room has anything bad to say about head coach Tom Coughlin, he has a warning for you. Say something and get punched in the mouth.

That’s what the talented defender told the Daily News yesterday after the loss:

So far, the locker room has not turned on Coughlin.

“If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth,” Justin Tuck told the Daily News. “And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that.”

Hope somebody put in an extra order of mouth guards this week.

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