Schiano Plans To “Dig”March 21st, 2013
Joe sure hopes what’s written below is all just a matter of semantics and not some sort of bizarre revelation of what goes on — or what doesn’t go on — in the New Schiano Order, but Joe was stunned to read Greg Schiano’s comments yesterday on figuring out the causes of Josh Freeman’s bad games.
Speaking to Tampa Tribune scribe eye-RAH! Kaufman at the NFL owners meetings yesterday, Schiano gave Freeman a lot of love and said when Freeman returns his staff will dive head first into what went wrong when Freeman was at his worst.
Umm, should that already have been dissected during last season?
“If you look at Josh’s season, in 13 games he threw seven interceptions and in three games, he threw 10,” said Schiano. “That’s it in a nutshell. Let’s find the reasons why those three games occurred and eliminate the causes. When we get Josh back in the building, we’re going to dig into his feelings on what the causes were.
Again, this could just be a matter of word selection by Schiano, because Joe absolutely can’t imagine the New Schiano Order didn’t do everything in its power last season to figure out Freeman’s freefall. Joe has to be believe Freeman’s “feelings on what the causes were” have been widely known for months.
Or perhaps not? Maybe that’s why Butch Davis was playing job fairy for former quarterbacks coach Ron Turner during the season.