About Those New Schiano Order Rules…May 6th, 2012
New Bucs coach Greg Schiano just spoke with the Bucs pen and mic club today as scheduled Sunday practice was canceled.
Schiano hopes to keep anywhere “from 22-29” undrafted free agents and tryouts that packed the practice fields of One Buc Palace this weekend.
Among the things Schiano chatted about was his rigid discipline many of the players refernced this weekend, specifically how detail-oriented Schiano is, including the mandatory two-drink rule during meetings.
Schiano noted that he had many players in rookie mini-camp from places that aren’t exactly enjoying balmy weather this time of year, including the northeast, the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. Of course, that included first-round draft pick Doug Martin; the highs for Boise this week were in the low 60s.
“Doctors I’ve talked to say if you are too thirsty, it’s too late,” Schiano said of players who dehydrate. The two-drink rule is an effort to prevent dehydration.
Schiano admitted for Florida folks mid-80s isn’t terribly hot but that will soon change. Schiano wanted the players to get into the habit of hydrating themselves when not thirsty, so their bodies don’t break down on the practice fields, or worse, in games.