Bucs Add Another Offensive PieceMarch 1st, 2012
Joe’s not one to write about quality control coaching hires, but this one is at least somewhat interesting.
Andrew Janocko, a 23-year-old former backup quarterback and full-time holder at the University of Pittsburgh, is a new offensive assistant for the Buccaneers and Greg Schiano, so reports The Progress, a small town Pennsylvania newspaper. He was a graduate assistant in a similar role at Rutgers.
“I’ll break down film and work with the wide receivers and quarterbacks,” Janocko said. “I’m basically an assistant to the offensive coordinator. It’s a lot of the same carryover, just not as much hands-on coaching. And it’s definitely magnified being in the NFL.”
So at just 23 years old, Janocko has already lettered three times for a Division I football team, coached at a Division I college and now begins a journey in the NFL. “All the opportunities I’ve had are truly blessings,” Janocko said. “That’s a testament to my family, and all the great coaches and great people I’ve been around. “I have tried to emulate people like my dad, Frank Cignetti, Dave Wannestedt, Henry Hynoski … I’ve been blessed with opportunities and success.”
Of course, quality control guys typically are young, but Joe found it noteworthy that Janocko said he’d be working with the Bucs’ young receivers and quarterbacks — nearly all younger than him.