“I’m Kind Of More Of A Private Guy”June 1st, 2012
Don’t look for the New Schiano Order appearing on Hard Knocks in future seasons. Greg Schiano explained his feelings during an interview today with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk Live on NBCSports.com.
The Bucs head coach prefers to keep things as tight-lipped as possible.
“I personally am not a big fan of it,” Schiano said about the realities of a team being on Hard Knocks.
“I’m kind of more of a private guy. I look at my family and the Buccaneer family as kind of the same.”
The relaxed interview was a good peek inside Schiano, and it’s pretty clear Schiano won’t be coming out with any “race to 10” slogans anytime soon.
Asked to detail what would represent success for the Bucs in 2012, Schiano said his managerial focus is getting the most out of everyone daily and he doesn’t focus on end results. Schiano said his approach starts daily with himself, and then moves to everyone around him and holding everyone accountable.
It’s “wasted time” and “wasted energy,” Schiano said, to worry about the Bucs’ potential record.
“I peform for an audience of one, and it’s no one down here,” Schiano said, seemingly referring to a Higher Power and not team ownership.
Asked about struggling attendance in Tampa, Schiano says a major key to filling the stadium is “giving the community what they’re asking for.” He went on to explain he always tries to remember that fans want and expect an entertaining product.
If/when audio of the interview becomes available, Joe will serve it up here later.