Schiano And Belicheat Plotting Joint PracticeJune 25th, 2012
Make no mistake that wily Bill Belicheat is doing whatever he can to help the New Schiano Order. Greg Schiano himself detailed this two weeks ago during a radio interview.
So it’s no surprise to learn that the Boston Herald is reporting that the Bucs and Patriots have been examining having joint practices in August, before the two teams square off in the Bucs’ final home preseason game.
The Herald has learned the Pats and Bucs have been exploring the possibility to hold joint practices prior to their Aug. 24 preseason game in Tampa, which makes sense given Belichick’s relationship with new Bucs coach Greg Schiano. If it happens, it would be a short week for the Patriots, who host the Eagles on Aug. 20. But again, nothing is certain.
One would assume the Patriots would come to Tampa to practice, though Joe wouldn’t be shocked if Schiano wasn’t interested in getting the Bucs out of town for a few days to bond and train in Massachusetts.
Regardless of the venue, this can only be a good thing for the Buccaneers and their young roster. Aside from the good example of Team Belicheat, the Bucs would get to see first-hand how a championship team operates. And it could help bring home Schiano’s radical culture change for the doubters that might be on the roster.