Tiki Barber deserves cheers, Giants fans

Barber criticized Tom Coughlin again this week, but that shouldn't matter Sunday night

Updated: October 1, 2010, 2:12 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tiki Barber had no choice but to be arrogant, and you do not have to be a rocket scientist or Bill Belichick to figure out why. No small running back devoid of breakaway speed survives and thrives in the NFL without being arrogant.

Most people think what they think. Tiki Barber? He says what he thinks. He believed Tom Coughlin was too tough and Eli Manning was too soft at a time when the vast majority of Giants shared that belief -- in private, of course.

So ...

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