“Greg Schiano Is A Control Freak”May 23rd, 2012
Popcorn-munching,coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, is convinced the Bucs’ trade of Kellen Winslow was a chest-banging power play by the leader of the New Schiano Order.
And that’s the major explanation, at least in my mind, for why you trade a productive tight end like Kellen Winslow for something so paltry as a seventh-round draft choice, which the Bucs did Monday in dealing him to Seattle: The new coach doubted he was going to be able to control Winslow.
The Bucs are rewriting the rules of their program under Schiano. A friend of mine at Rutgers once told me Schiano was an acquired taste; he was insistent, for instance, that team meetings at road hotels be held with the room at a precise temperature. I forget what the temperature was. But that was the depth of his detail work. There’s nothing particularly wrong with that. It’s just that it’s not for everyone.
For Joe, this is just a bunch of silly drama by King. (Click through above if you want to read King’s complete take.) Outside of vibe-feelin’ and pool-party-loving Raheem Morris, nearly every NFL coach is a control freak. King’s going to have to come up with more than an anonymous source recollecting thermostat settings to convince Joe that Schiano is out of the norm.
If Schiano is so control-obsessed, then what is Butch Davis doing here, and why isn’t Schiano calling his own defense like he did at Rutgers?
Joe has no problem with Schiano’s controlling ways to this point. After seven years of Chucky, Bucs fans shouldn’t even raise an eyebrow watching a coach that likes to micromanage.