Playing with emotion makes Ahmad Bradshaw one of the NFL's toughest running backs.

Giants' RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Al Bello, Getty Images)

Putting them on display on Sunday came close to getting the New York Giants veteran in big trouble with coach Tom Coughlin.

An angry and frustrated Bradshaw slapped Victor Cruz in the back of the helmet after the receiver missed a block on a third-quarter run, and then screamed at his 66-year-old coach minutes later to run the ball more as the offense went on the field following a Redskins' turnover.

Coughlin addressed the issue Monday with his No. 1 running back, and added he would like all his players to play with Bradshaw's intensity. Bradshaw blamed his blowup on his emotions and wanting the team to play better in the 27-23 win.

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