Jimmy Johnson Applauds Bucs’ Moves

June 29th, 2012

The way the Bucs ended last season with a grotesque 10-game losing streak, Joe just wanted to throw up, and still does when recalling the absolute and total pathetic play of the defense last year.

It seems former Cowboys, Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes coach Jimmy Johnson’s stomach turned as well.

In a recent trip to Gulfport, Johnson spoke with Joe’s treasured media partners, WTSP-TV Channel 10, and strongly applauded the Bucs cleaning house after the stench of the 2011 campaign, reports good guy Dave Wirth.

“You need to change the atmosphere,” said Johnson. “And when you’ve lost football games, you need to change the culture. And that’s what I think Greg Schiano has done.”

Johnson added that moving from college football to the NFL, is a huge jump and a completely different coaching style. Johnson did the same thing, when he switched from the University of Miami, to the Dallas Cowboys. He said, hiring coaches with NFL experience, which Schiano has done, is a very smart move.

Johnson should know about college coaches jumping to the NFL. He too was a celebrated college coach with no NFL experience. Two Super Bowl rings later, Johnson proved he knew a thing or two about the transition from college football to the pros.

In this WTSP video, Johnson expands on how difficult the transition is, and how he believes Schiano can pull it off.

20 Responses to “Jimmy Johnson Applauds Bucs’ Moves”

  1. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    That is really cool Jimmy is here in the Tampa Bay supporting a Drug Program.
    Drugs are epidemic, and anything that can be done to help these fellow Americans unfortunate enough to be addicted is a great thing.

  2. Eric Says:

    Both are celebrated college coaches?


  3. stevek Says:

    Schiano will prove you wrong, Eric. Just wait and see….

  4. Eric Says:


    He may but a National Championship is in no way comparable to languishing in the big east.

    Let’s keep it real.

    Reminds me of the Rah/Chuck Noll comparisons.

  5. flmike Says:

    Ahh, those JJ Hurricane teams, the best college football team booster money could buy…

  6. OAR Says:

    Come on, I’m sure both their fan bases think they are celebrated! Schaino dug Rutgers from out of the grave and Johnson continued Miami’s winning ways. Just cause one didn’t win an NCAA championship, doesn’t mean they weren’t celebrated.

  7. OAR Says:

    Funny, Miami had one a championship the year prior to Jimmy Johnson taking over. It wasn’t like he took over a terrible team, ie Schiano.

  8. Lion Says:

    It is entirely ignorant to say that Greg Schiano was not an accomplished collegiate head coach. Just imagine what his team would have been like with the recruiting classes that bigger programs bring in.

  9. stevek Says:

    Comparing Schiano/ Johnson to RAh/ Chuck Noll is ludicrous.

    Eric, that is astonishing.

    Rah was never a HC, he was a D-Coordinator for a Big 12 D, and Schiano spanked his ass in a bowl game.

    Schiano took over a joke of a program and made them relevant.

    Get a clue, and give this guy a chance.

    He is leaps and bounds a better coach then Rah.

  10. OAR Says:

    BTW Joe
    That picture of Jimmy looks like it belongs in Coaches Gone Wild!………….Thanks for the nausea and the soon to be nightmares!

  11. Eric Says:

    Schiano may be terrific, but no way comparable to JJ at Miami.

    The man never won his conference. Had a losing conference record.

    How many of you guys had even heard of Greg Schiano. He’s as celebrated as JJ?

    Please. It’s simply not true.

  12. stevek Says:


    He is not from the powerhouse of Miami, but he did put Rutgers football on the map.

    Schiano was a loyal HC @ Rutgers for 12 years. He turned down the University of Michigan job, and at one point the Miami gig.

    Also, Jerry Rice is from Division 2, I guess he was just “some bum” too?

    Eric, it may be tough, but try to open up your perspective, and accept the fact that a Rutgers coach is going to wright the ship.

  13. OAR Says:

    Joe said they’re both celebrated college coaches. Where does it say Schaino is more celebrated than Jimmy?
    Look we all understand your doubts about Schiano, but lets not skew the words of Joe, just to fit your opinion/agenda.
    I for one had serious doubts about Raheem for his lack of coaching experience, but have very little doubt about Schiano. Only time will tell though and all we can hope for is the best and that our sinking ship will float proudly once again!

  14. OAR Says:

    oops…..more celebrated or as celebrated as Jimmy?….

  15. Eric Says:

    All the wishful thinking in the world won’t make Schiano as celebrated a college coach as JJ.

    Doesn’t mean he won’t do well but the comparison does not hold up.

  16. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Efic, last time I checked Rutgers didnt have Josh Freeman, Vincent Jackson, Blount, Williams, Barron, L.David, Clayborn and all the other studs that we have now. Rutgers had a piss poor team and became a contender because of Schianos coaching and not talent. Now combine the talent on the Bucs with Schianos coaching and thats a pretty good combo.

  17. OAR Says:

    Again, both are celebrated college coaches, just for different reasons.

  18. Piratic Says:

    It’s clear that you’re a negative, ignorant, immature and argumentative Bucs fan. You present yourself with all of the zeal and rage of an eighth-grader. I couldn’t care less as to why, but maybe I can help you: Start taking some type of drug that alters your perspective of the world, and indulge in it. Take comfort in knowing that your newfound outlook couldn’t possibly be worse than the one you currently have.

  19. Ladyz Says:

    Eric and the other negative thinkers and naysayers ,
    How can you call yourselves Buc Fans and speak so disparaging about our coach and not have hope for this year? I believe we are going to see a new refreshing attitude and effort on the part of most of our players. Look at the change we have already seen in some. I even think the little lesson Price gave will settle down others with cocky attitudes. Cant wait till training camp. Go Buc’s !

  20. Amar Says:

    Finally Joe uses a good picture of the person of topic. LOLLLL