Schiano Displeased By EffortAugust 1st, 2012
“Attitude’s a choice. We’ve had five practices and I’d say probably 2 1/2 of them have been at a level where that’s what we need to be. And 2 1/2 of them have not been. And you know I’m very honest with our guys. I told them from Day 1, ‘I’m not going to BS you. I’m going to let you know where we stand.’ Today, there was some really good stuff coming off a [day off]. I thought we started fast. We started with fresh legs. And we about midway through the practice we began to wane. And we can’t do that. As you get to the end of the game you have to be at your best. That’s when games are decided in this league. I read something where 72 percent of the games are decided by seven points or less. So that’s what we need to practice for, prepare for, and learn to be at our best, you know, in that fourth quarter. And that’s attitude. That’s a choice when you’re tired and you’re hurtin’. It’s also a habit. You gotta make it a habit by doing it every day in practice. There’s no double sessions anymore, so you gotta do it all in one practice, which makes for a little bit longer of a practice. Guys gotta fight through it.” — Greg Schiano following today’s practice.
Check out the whole interview below with Schiano on The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620. Schiano touches on many subjects, including Gerald McCoy’s “elite get-off.”