Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward and assistant coach Bryan Cox got into each other during the Bucs' game in New Orleans on Sunday.
FOX cameras showed Hayward stepping in front of Cox as the coach yelled toward the field. Cox used a one-arm push to dismiss Hayward, who responded by shoving Cox with two hands. Cox then turned his full attention to Hayward, putting his finger in the linebacker's face as the two jawed back and fourth. At that point, linebacker Jacob Cutrera stepped in to move Hayward away.
Tampa Bay has gone from serious playoff contenders to playoff pretenders in a matter of weeks under first-year coach Greg Schiano. The Bucs were riding a 3-game losing skid heading into Sunday's clash against the Saints, and appear to be heading for their fourth loss in a row as they currently trail NOLA, 31-0, in the fourth quarter.