Greg Schiano Isn’t Taking Any Bullshit
August 14, 2012 at 03:50pm by Scott • 1 Comment »
As long as the Bucs can continue to deliver performance at least to the level they demonstrated in their first preseason game, Greg Schiano can employ whatever coaching tactics he wants. And it seems as though one of those tactics is to end practice early when he sees mistakes and bitch at everyone nice and loud.
“That’s two fumbles and a holding penalty!” Schiano bellowed. “Wake up! Start the period over! . . . We’re not going to compromise!”
When the miscues continued, he decided he’d seen enough. Schiano stopped practice, took the whole team to midfield and delivered another tongue-lashing.
I’m sorry, “tongue-lashing” always sounds dirty. And awesome.
These penalties and mistakes have to be eating Schiano up. But if he can get it straightened out on game day, the core product on the field looks pretty good.
It was just the second time during training camp that Schiano has had to resort to such measures to get his team’s attention.
“Sometimes that happens,” Schiano said. “If you’re a little sloppy, you stop it and get it back on the right path.”
Last year, Raheem Morris would have congratulated them for their offsides penalties. “They’re really getting off the ball fast,” he would have said. Then he would have started wrestling them in the middle of the field.