“There’s No Spectators”August 16th, 2012
During his annual cozy chat with Steve Duemig, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Bucs icon Ronde Barber explained today that the image of him holding a clipboard on the sidelines Friday was nothing out of the ordinary under the New Schiano Order.
When you play for Greg Schiano and come off the field, you must keep working.
“That’s another one of coach’s requirements,” Barber said. “Everybody on the sideline is involved. There’s no spectators on our sideline.
“Whether you’re in the game actively, or whether you’re just kind of playing a part, you’re going to play some kind of part. When the veterans get off the field, or when the starters got off the field in the first part of that [Miami] game, he expects us to, you know, help coach up your position. I wasn’t the only one doing that. It was everybody.”
This is an interesting tactic by Schiano. Keeping players’ minds completely engaged in the game can only help every player to develop and perform.
Check out the entire excellent interview below. Joe enjoyed Barber relaying how Jon Gruden would tell players how to address him. “Don’t call me Chucky.” And Barber explains his mentality entering this season, that 2010 was no fluke and this is a season to build on that success.