Stats Aren’t For Losers With Greg SchianoSeptember 11th, 2012
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.