Gerald McCoy Enjoys New Schiano OrderApril 19th, 2012
Tuesday must have been a rude awakening for Bucs players when they stepped onto the practice fields of One Buc Palace.
In recent years past, they were likely welcomed, patted on the back, joked with and met by rap music.
This year, rap music was replaced by the barking, direct orders of new Bucs coach Greg Schiano.
In many ways it is a culture shock if not a culture change. And it seems Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is right with the move, so he explained to eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.
“He’s definitely re-established order,” McCoy said. “You can kind of tell we lost a little discipline and order around here, but he’s re-established it very well and he’s made it very clear that there will be order. Nobody in the building is exempt. If we’re going to turn this thing around, it has to be the whole organization, not just players and coaches.”
GMC went on to add Schiano’s intense focus on every tiny detail is the same as his old college coach Bob Stoops.
Now Joe is not applauding the New Schiano Order at One Buc Palace just because Schiano was hollering in the wind at the first workout. Hell, anyone can yell and scream. That’s not the point.
Schiano wanted even the most trivial things following properly; there was no task too small, even how to place one’s feet on a sideline chalk.
Doing the little things the right way, a habitual trait, means the big things will take care of themselves. There are clips of Vince Lombardi saying this, George Allen too.
Even a clip of Father Dungy with the creamsicle Bucs, clapping his hands for effect as players warmed up in the foreground, saying, “We do the little things the right way all the time.”