Schiano Reponds To Micromanager CritiqueOctober 1st, 2013
The leader of the New Schiano Order took a beating from fan callers to his radio show last night on WDAE-AM 620. Props to the head coach for embracing the fans’ frustration and responding eagerly. And props to the Buccaneers Radio Network for letting fans vent.
One fan spewed a list of complaints and told Greg Schiano to stop his micromanaging ways and let his coaches coach.
Schiano responded and made it clear that his staff has “quite a bit of autonomy.”
“Offensively, we have a system that is, you know, Mike Sullivan came from the New York Giants where he was for a long time. And that’s the basis of our system. It’s been adapted. But we have a great offensive staff who puts together the plans. Without a shadow of a doubt, I am aware of everything we’re doing. And if I think that something isn’t going to work, I’ll say, “You know what, I’d rather not do that.” But really, overall, they have a quite a bit of autonomy,” Schiano said.
“Defensively, I am probably more involved. But again, Bill Sheridan runs that show. He calls the game. He puts the gameplan together. Again, I am involved in every part of it. And if I disagree, we’ll discuss it, then come up with a decision. Same thing in the kicking game …”
Joe found it interesting that Schiano talked about the Bucs having the core basis of the Giants’ offense under Tom Coughlin. Didn’t that offense always feature two and three running backs when it was successful?
Joe is unsure who is behind the Bucs’ stubbornness in featuring Doug Martin to such an extreme. Even Ray Rice had his touches dialed back significantly last season with the addition of Bernard Pierce. The Bucs offense is so unnecessarily predictable.
As for how heavy-handed Schiano is with his coaches? That’s unclear. But now you’ve got the coach’s response above.