“Unless This Guy’s Made A 180-Degree Change …”July 24th, 2013
The Bears considered Gabe Carimi a bust with physical and off-field issues.
Greg Schiano isn’t buying it — because of what he’s seen from Carimi, and because of what Bucs offensive line coach Bob Bostad told him. Schiano explained to Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620 that Bostad simply didn’t believe Carimi was not a Buccaneer Man.
“But when you talk to Bob, and you get the insight of ‘Hey, unless this guy’s made a 180-degree change in the person that he is, which he hasn’t, this is one of us,'” Schiano said. “That’s why it’s exciting for us. Because physically he looks great. He had the knee [injury], but he’s doing really well now. So we’re excited and, you know, you give up a sixth-round pick, that’s not much of a risk.”
Joe’s most excited by Schiano’s claim of Carimi looking great “physically. If this, Carimi’s third year, is his time to shine at right tackle, then the Bucs, if healthy, should have the best offensive line in football.