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This Ain’t Your Old Coach’s Camp

August 08, 2012 at 06:10pm by Scott   •  4 Comments »

Greg Schiano explains that if you pass out on the field, he will kick you out of the way and continue with practice.
Buccaneers players who had enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of Camp Morris last year with its valet parking and on-field concierge are getting worn down by the grind of Camp Schiano and its padded wind sprints and lack of on-field benches. Oh yes, things are different around One Buc this year.

“I’m not trying to be a hard guy or anything, because we will (take the pads off) eventually,” Schiano said. “But as I tell (the players) I want to make sure we’re ready (for the regular season opener against Carolina) Sept. 9.

“I want to make sure we’re feeling good and ready to play. Right now we’re building a foundation for our 2012 team and part of that foundation is built through suffering together.”

“WINNING THROUGH SUFFERING”. I’d buy that T-shirt.

(Speaking of which, I need three more Bucstats T-shirt orders to place the order with my vendor. BUY MY STUFF!)

Tired and sore, the Bucs battled through a workout at One Buc Place on Tuesday that was rife with mistakes such as dropped balls and missed assignments, but there is no rest for the weary on the horizon.

There is such a thing as running your players so hard that it becomes counterproductive, but with the best trainers and medical staff money can buy in the building and a history of being undisciplined to overcome, fuck it. They’ll live. It’s not like they can get worse. I mean, I guess mathematically they can get four games worse, but that’s not a realistic possibility, is it?

Not everyone looked tired. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who missed a couple of days with an unspecified ailment, was back at work for the second straight day and drew raves for his performance.

And that’s the way it will be for everyone else. They’ll get a couple days off and get refreshed and still be used to the head and the pace, which is what Schiano wants. By the first regular season game, even if they’re not perfect, they’ll be disciplined, assignment-sound and tough, which makes for a good foundation.

4 Comments to “This Ain’t Your Old Coach’s Camp”

LostInSeattle

LostInSeattle (August 08, 2012 at 09:36pm:

They need a good kicking for last years games anyway when they basically phoned it in for the last 10 games.

BaldBuc4055

BaldBuc4055 (August 08, 2012 at 11:28pm:

Winning Through Suffering. Sounds like a good team slogan to me.

Wordy Sanchez

Wordy Sanchez (August 08, 2012 at 11:36pm:

Just reading about Richardson checking out of camp to go get his knee looked at. And suddently I’m feeling pretty smug about our day 1.

BaldBuc4055

BaldBuc4055 (August 09, 2012 at 09:33pm:

On a side note, I decided to name one of my fantasy football teams, “Toes On The Line, Bitch” as a nod to the future as well as a swipe at that douchebag Kellen Winslow, Jr.

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