Hayward Doesn’t Like “Routine” MindsetJune 2nd, 2013
Bucs linebacker Adam Hayward knows how to keep a guy in line — player or coach.
It’s one reason he was named special teams captain under the New Schiano Order last season, and Hayward takes his leadership role seriously, so he explained to the Buccaneers team video crew recently.
“When somebody needs that kick in the butt, a few of us will do it,” Hayward said.
In that quote, Hayward was referring to delivering discipline when he sees players taking a routine approach during OTA practices. He doesn’t like that mindset, which can happen, Hayward says, when players are familiar with a coaching staff.
Interestingly, the video shows Hayward appearing genuinely excited about the aggressive approach of Dave Wannstedt on special teams.
Joe wonders how strong — and valuable — Hayward’s leadership voice is and whether it will lose some of its punch if he’s not starting at outside linebacker.