Teh-oh-NEH-sime Is “Relentless”September 5th, 2013
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is starting at left defensive end. It’s official, so Joe figured he’d right a wrong that is constantly perpetuated on this guy.
From Greg Schiano on down in the Bucs organization, nobody seems to care much about pronouncing Te’o-Nesheim’s name properly. C’mon, Coach. Details. Know your players’ names. If this doesn’t stop, Joe’s going to call him Daniel Dangerfield.
Now Joe’s really not ripping Schiano, who doesn’t correct those who constantly mispronounce his own name. (It’s Schiano like “piano.”) For some reason, No. 50 is just a guy with a name that scares people.
All together now, “Teh-oh-NEH-sime” is the way it’s pronounced.
That’s two lower case “e” sounds followed by a silent “e.”
Another reason to know Te’o-Nesheim’s name is because he’s got a very key role. Schiano explained today that Te’o-Nesheim is “relentless,” along with being “technically very sound, strong,” with a “low center of gravity.”
It seems Da’Quan Bowers has quite a bit of work to do to unseat Mr. Teh-oh-NEH-sime.