REAR ENTRIES: Better Late Than Never
October 09, 2012 at 08:54am by Scott • 3 Comments »
TRUEBLOOD SICK: This article said the Bucs are “mulling over some possible changes”, which sounded really juicy and potentially big, but it’s just the right guard stuff we discussed last week. And now, they won’t even have Jeremy Trueblood to try out at right guard because he came down with a stomach virus. You know it’s been a slow week when this is my third mention of Jeremy Trueblood and one of them has to do with the flu.
FEWER PLAYS: Also, according to the same article, the Bucs are adjusting the number of plays Josh Freeman gets. The article says “streamlining”, but that’s just fancy talk for “reducing”. I’ve been streamlined out of every job I’ve ever had.
Has that been the problem? Too many plays? It doesn’t look like the offense is totally out of synch, it just looks like the receivers can’t get separation and Freeman can’t hit them in the right spot. But hey, if that’s the result of their brains being too full, then by all means, takes some plays away. Hell, just give the receivers wristbands with “GET OPEN” written where the plays used to be and give Freeman one that says “THROW”.
REPLACEMENT REF ON SCHIANO: It’s been a couple weeks and now the replacement refs are kind of an afterthought. But one of them had a parting shot for Greg Schiano on last week’s Inside the NFL.
NFL replacement refereee Jim Core said Bucs coach Greg Schiano was the toughest coach to work with during thress games he called in the regular season.
Appearing on Showtime’s Inside the NFL, Core was asked by James Brown which NFL coach was the toughest to work with?
“Coach Schiano,” Core said. “He’s college. I mean, the rest of them acted at a different level. You just tell working with them they were at a different level than I thought he was.”
That’s not a friendly little jab about him being loud or argumentative. He called him “college”, as in, “He should have stayed in college.” Every head coach yelled at the replacement refs because most of the time they deserved it, but you’d hate to think that our head coach is particularly abusive or disrespectful. Unless it’s really funny.
INTERESTING UPDATE: Greg Schiano’s son, Joe Schiano, a student and linebacker at Berkeley Prep, has been suspended for six games for swearing at an official during a game. Wonder where he learned that.
I know the officials have to maintain control, but SIX GAMES for swearing? How big is the paddle they hit the players with for bumping a ref during a game?