Schiano Feeds Talking Points To Roy Miller’s AgentDecember 28th, 2012
Gerald McCoy surely is the Bucs’ comeback player of the year, but sidekick defensive tackle Roy Miller can’t be far behind. Miller wasn’t on injured reserve last season, thoiugh he often seemed to on a different team.
This season, however, Miller is one of the anchors in the NFL’s best run defense. And Miller plays primarily on first and second downs.
“He is a heck of a run stopper and plays the position, you know we call the tilt nose in our defense, he plays it very well. And he’s really custom-built to play it,” Schiano said yesterday. “I mean his traits really fit the position.”
Miller, 25, is an unrestricted free agent after the season, and these takes from Schiano must have brought smiles to Miller and his agent.
Schiano couldn’t have offered a stronger endorsement to re-sign Miller. But a head coach’s desires don’t always matter.
Raheem Morris openly and similarly cheered the importance of Barrett Ruud and Cadillac Williams at the end of 2010, and Raheem wanted them back in 2011. Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik did not grant his wishes.