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Normally, being compared to Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban would be considered a compliment. New York Giants talent Landon Collins, however, wasn’t using his former collegiate coach as a way to describe something positive.

In a story run by the New York Post, Collins says Belichick is too similar to Saban… and not in a good way. When asked about the idea of the current New England Patriots come coming to New York, Collins was having zero of it, saying he’s been through this with a coach like Belichick already.

“The way he runs his organization, I’ve been through that process. I don’t like it,” Collins said. “It’s too strict. …. He’s a great winner, he’s a great coach. I don’t know if [his style] is what the organization really wants.

“I talked to guys who played for [his] team. They love winning, but at the same time, they don’t want to be on the team.”

Is this Collins not so subtly inferring that Saban is a joyless person to play for? It sure as heck seems like it, but he did the “I talked to guys” thing. He used “other people’s” thoughts as a bit of a shield. You see, he’s not the one saying it, but guys he is talking to are!

Former Alabama standout criticizes Bill Belichick’s “process” as too much like Nick Saban Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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