Coach Talks “Trashy Magazines” & “Snicker Bars”December 10th, 2013
It’s safe to say Greg Schiano doesn’t read National Enquirer or fantasize about Brett Favre or Johnny Football in his backfield.
A rare improvisational moment from Mike Glennon on Sunday led Schiano to explain one of his core beliefs.
Speaking on his radio show last night on WDAE-AM 620, Schiano responded to a caller who wanted to know what Glennon was doing when he threw a potentially-intercepted, weak shovel pass while scrambling under duress in the third quarter.
“I guarantee you, if you ask Mike, he’d say, ‘I don’t know what the heck I was thinking there,’” Schiano said. “That’s not what we do. We call those impulse throws. And we get that from, you know, in marketing they talk about those impulse items when you’re checking out at the grocery store. Right? They have the trashy magazines and they got the Snicker bars, and all the stuff you can grab quickly. And then, you know, you throw that magazine on the counter and it’s $7.95 and you don’t even realize you just got taken. Well, it can be the same for quarterbacks.
“You know we really try to stay away from those impulse throws. ‘Hey, let me try this.’ No. You trust your training and you keep from doing it. Because for every one great impulse play you make, they’ll be three or four that are going the other direction.”
Are those rag magazines really $7.95? Joe’s not sure, but if Brittany’s on the cover, there’s always a chance Joe might throw one in the shopping bag alongside the celery.