Stats Aren’t For Losers With Greg Schiano

September 11th, 2012

The Anti-Raheem also offered the highest praise for Lavonte David

Wait a minute. Bucs fans and media were drilled by Raheem Morris to believe that “stats are for losers.” Raheem told everyone that.

Raheem wanted us to ignore stats, focus on the scoreboard and stop referencing cold hard data to evaluate the product on the field.

So it’s rather comical to Joe, and not unexpected, that the leader of the New Schiano Order is a stats guy.

We learned yesterday Greg Schiano was dialed in on the time-of-possession stat against the Panthers, and speaking on The Greg Schiano Show on WDAE-AM 620, the Bucs head man dared to offer an evaluation of Doug Martin based on statistics.

“I was really, really pleased to see our young guys, like you said our first three picks, they all had a big impact in the football game,” Schiano said. “Mark Barron was really good, obviously. And Doug Martin, stats speak for themselves. And a guy that hasn’t been talked about a lot, but Lavonte David I thought played a whale of a game. I mean really good, from communicating, to linin’ it up, to the way he played. You know, he did not play like a rookie, and that’s good because we need him. He’s a starting linebacker and he needs to play like it.”

When it comes to stats, Joe suspects Schiano would even dare to extend his focus to things like missed tackles. No, stats are not for losers under the New Schiano Order.

14 Responses to “Stats Aren’t For Losers With Greg Schiano”

  1. Bucworld Says:

    We have a brand new coach. We won a great game against Carolina. But we are still talking about Morris.

  2. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Anyone else think he walks like big foot? Lol

  3. T in Orlando Says:

    @ BucWorld

    I think you can anticipate the Raheem comparisons at least until Week 4, if not through the entire season.

    Personally, I think stats are important for judging how the Bucs doing as a team and where they can improve, even after a win.

    Don’t get me wrong, at the end of the day the most important stat is the scoreboard, and ultimately the W-L record, but it would be foolish to ignore or minimize everything else.

  4. raphael Says:

    I am just happy it isn’t all just grey matter at this point….*sarcasm*

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    All coaches like stats when the team wins. Morris said that line to a certain reporter as an insult and had to stick with it as a result.

    Personally, I think stats are very important. They guage areas that need improvement so they can be fixed. Stats are for losers, yes…but they are also for winners. Morris was an idiot when it came to the media. That one insult turned all of the media against him. It all went downhill from there.

    I don’t see Schiano lashing out at reporters like that.

  6. SensibleBuc Says:

    Speaking of stats, outside of Doug Martin (24 carries/4 catches for around 120 yards total) we were horrible offensively. Got to do better than that Sully, especially in the passing game:

    Average Gain per Offensive Play – 4.2 (Panthers had 6.2)
    Third Down Efficiency 5/14 – 35%
    Average Gain per Rushing Play 3.6
    Net Yards Rushing 130
    Net Yards Passing 128
    Red Zone Efficiency 1/3 – 33%

  7. Bucworld Says:

    @ T in Orlando

    You are right. Although, I do believe the comparisons will run a while longer than 4 weeks. Especially if we lose a couple of games. You will see blogs about how difficult it is to change the culture of a undisciplined ball club. I’m in the wrong business. lol

  8. jmagic09 Says:

    Every success should be celebrated and put in the context of Morris’ failings. It’s the only way to truly understand the right way from the wrong way and, hopefully, help fans understand that the team is making a concerted effort to change it’s game, culture and outlook.

  9. Gusjackson Says:

    @sensiblebuc I agree for the most part. This offense does need to get better, but I do think this offense will need time to gel. I give it until after the bye week. We should be much better offensive. I still feel like that is where our strength lies. We had an AWESOME start on offense, if we can be consistently that good for an entire game: PLAYOFFS

  10. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Gusjackson

    I’m going to reserve judgment on all things Buc-related until after the Giants game and stick to my 6 win prediction. We still have no depth (unfortunately) and now there’s a book out on what we do schematically.

    If we go up to the Meadowlands next week and get shalacked then I think the Bucs will be the team we thought they were: a young & dangerous team with some holes going through growing pains under a 1st year HC

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Raheem likes his sayings. And things of that nature.

  12. Fritz50 Says:

    “Raheem likes his sayings.”

    And how is that different from any other coach? They all do hundreds of interviews, & it has to be difficult to keep coming up with new stuff. They all fall back on favorite sayings & cliches, only difference is which ones they pick. I was a Raheem fan after 2010, but have to man up & admit how badly I was wrong. Still, criticizing the cliches he uses is a bit lame.

  13. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    SensibleBuc Says:

    “Speaking of stats, outside of Doug Martin we were horrible offensively.”

    I agree. But consider this. Teams now know we are committed to the run, so they will game plan for it. As a result, our passing game will be strengthened.

    I’m not saying we’ll win every game as a result (although an undefeated season would be a dream come true), but as the team develops, it will turn into an advantage.

  14. Bobby Says:

    Schiano has definitely started out by being his best self……