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Necessary Roughness: The Fall Guy

Dr. Dani tries to help hot-tempered Coach Purnell keep his cool. Nico and Matt investigate a major scandal. TK turns to the Hawks’ Quarterback to try and get himself back up to #1 wide out. On the eve of Angela’s birthday, Dani’s sister comes to town.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x14
Airdate: Wednesday February 06th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (SoHo) Mar 03, 2015


Guest Stars
Concetta TomeiConcetta Tomei
As Angela
Danielle PanabakerDanielle Panabaker
As Juliette Pittman
Gregory Alan WilliamsGregory Alan Williams
As Coach Purnell
Travis SmithTravis Smith
As Rex Evans
Tamara BraunTamara Braun
As Ronnie Santino

Co-Guest Stars
Greg ClarksonGreg Clarkson
As Reporter #2
Donna BiscoeDonna Biscoe
As Felicia Purnell
Karon RileyKaron Riley
As Damani Jensen
Ray DRay D'Alessio
As Sports Announcer
Tara JonesTara Jones
As Reporter
Main Cast
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks
As Terrence "T.K." King
Patrick Johnson (3)Patrick Johnson (3)
As Ray Santino, Jr.
Hannah MarksHannah Marks
As Lindsay Santino
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally


The episode begins with a Hawks game and with Matt watching from the sidelines. Hawks win the game and the Coach is overjoyed. The Coach speaks to a bunch of reporters next. The Coach is asked about the large number of penalties the team is seeing and he loses it. He asks the reporter to focus on the success the team is having rather than on the penalties. He then rants about how his boss is completely incompetent, despite which he is holding the team together, quite successfully. Matt is visibly surprised at how aggressively the Coach is reacting to such a simple question. The Coach’s rant later goes viral on the internet. Dani’s mother and her sister Ronnie in the meantime pay her a visit. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz Kruger  |  Craig E. Shapiro
Executive ProducerKevin Dowling  |  Craig E. Shapiro  |  Liz Kruger  |  Jeffrey Lieber
Co-Executive ProducerDonna Dannenfelser  |  Joe Sabatino  |  Ildy Modrovich
Supervising ProducerMark Kruger
ProducerKelly A. Manners
Co-ProducerGuin McPherson
Consulting ProducerWill McRobb  |  Chris Viscardi  |  Natalie Chaidez
Production DesignerPaul J. Peters
EditorBill Johnson
CastingMarlo Tiede  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorAdam Ben Frank
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
MusicJeff Russo
Music EditorGrant Conway
Music SupervisorNora Felder
Costume DesignerConan Castro
Key GripPam Connor
Set DecoratorKathryn Peters
Location ManagerBrad Smith
Transportation CoordinatorMichael Freeman (2)
Property MasterJames Crisp
Production Sound MixerAron Siegel
Script SupervisorSandy Sands
Production CoordinatorJeff L. Anderson
Assistant EditorPatrick Brian
Post Production SupervisorMichelle Mason (2)
Supervising Sound EditorLauren Stephens
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Bill Freesh
Director of PhotographyWilliam Wages
Story EditorDamani Johnson
Art DirectorKenneth Watkins
Assistant Production CoordinatorRhyan A. Minter
Production AccountantDoug Towne
Extras CastingCatrett Locke
Chief Lighting TechnicianTully McCulloch
"A" Camera OperatorStephen Andrich
Department Head HairAleksandra Cummins
Visual Effects ProducerSarah McGrail
Department Head Make-upTegan Taylor
"B" Camera OperatorJeff Crumbley
AssociateShira Sandler Riley
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMike Saunders
Location CastingMark Fincannon
3d SupervisorMitch Gates
Digital LoaderDave Lindsay
Sports CoordinatorMark Ellis (1)
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