“This Guy’s Been Working Like A Madman”May 24th, 2013
Nearly channeling the “yungry” moniker of his predecessor, Greg Schiano said he’s jacked up about the young blood on the front lines of his defense.
Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM 620, asked Schiano about the Bucs’ front-7 last night. And it’s clear the head coach is brimming with love and confidence.
“I am really excited about our front-7. I think they’re going to play well. We’re young. We’re aggressive,” Schiano said. “These kids we drafted are also going to be able to provide depth for us. But, you know, when you have a guy like Gerald McCoy, who I think is as good as there is in this league, he sets the tone and he sets the tempo.
“And Adrian Clayborn, I mean you should see him. He’s changed his upper body. You know instead of letting the knee injury become a negative, he made it a positive and really worked hard. Really looks great. And Da’Quan Bowers, same thing. So these guys I really believe are ready. And a guy that doesn’t get any credit is Daniel Te’o-Nesheim. All he did was make plays all last year. You know, no one knows his name, but I’ll tell you what, he makes plays and he does what we ask of him.
“And then the linebacker corps I’m excited about. Everbody knows Lavonte David played lights out. And I think Mason Foster, from the day the season was over this guy’s been working line a madman, and we’re going to be excited to see what he does. It’s going to be fun.”
Joe loves hearing the coach all fired up (you can listen below).
And Joe also hopes Schiano is right when he says he believes Bowers and Clayborn are ready to excel. The Bucs have an awful lot riding on their backs