“He Keeps Us Learning All The Time”December 27th, 2013
Bucs commander Greg Schiano spent years working for Joe Paterno at Penn State and wore a tie to work there everyday, so he told NFL.com back in September.
Why so formal?
Paterno demanded it because “we were teachers,” Schiano said.
That teaching spirit is what Darrelle Revis says he likes most about Schiano. Revis was asked last night on WDAE-AM 620 to reveal his favorite thing about the Bucs commander.
“I’ll tell you what, I like how coach is very detailed. He’s very intelligent. He’s very smart. He knows a lot of football. He keeps us learning all the time,” Revis said. “You know he’s very detailed about, you know, the field. (Laughs). What’s the width of the field? I mean, its everything down to a T. It makes you be a smart football player. So I’ll say that about Coach.”
Ronde Barber also used to share how he was impressed by Schiano’s level of detail and ability to relay in-depth knowledge of the game.
Obviously, that’s not enough to win football games. But it does help explain why Schiano was able to develop an inordinate amount of pro players out of Rutgers, as well as do a solid job of improving and developing Buccaneers.
Albeit a small factor, player development will be on the minds of Team Glazer as they evaluate Schiano’s future.