“A Little Bit Worried About The Consequences”January 2nd, 2014
It’s culture-change time again at One Buc Palace.
The “ultimate respect” new head coach Lovie Smith will command in the Bucs locker room will change the culture immediately at One Buc Palace. Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht explained while talking all things Smith and regime change this morning on WDAE-AM 620.
“It gets you out of your comfort zone as a player. … They’re a little bit worried more about the consequences of not doing it right,” Becht said, saying players will know Smith and his experienced staff know what they’re evaluating. The contrast should be evident after the New Schiano Order, Becht said.
Joe’s willing to wager Gerald McCoy won’t be marching into defensive coaches’ offices begging to rush the passer without dancing first.
Interestingly, Becht said he believes Mike Glennon very well could be the guy for the new regime. But Becht cited the dropoff in performance quarterbacks often make from Year 1 to Year 2 could be among the factors that will have the new staff taking a strong look at other QBs. Repairing the plummeting performance of the offensive line, Becht said, very well may be the biggest priority.
Becht cautioned Bucs fans seeking immediate gratification. He reminded that Smith built a true lasting contender in Chicago and that doesn’t happen with quick fixes.
Enjoy the entire interview below. Joe recommends it.