Jeff Fisher Takes Swipe At Bucs CoachesDecember 20th, 2013
Out in St. Louis, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher throws on a coat and tie and heads out to a local wing joint to do a regular radio show.
Jimminy Christmas! Imagine if Greg Schiano did such a thing during the Bucs’ first-half free fall. The wing joint would have needed security to calm the masses. Wings (hopefully boneless) would have been flying.
At Jeff Fisher’s most recent visit, Joe sensed arrogance directed at the New Schiano Order.
You can draw your own conclusions from the video below. Fisher is asked about what’s driven the Bucs’ turnaround and he includes in his take,” I think the coaching staff has adjusted to the talent that they have, you know, the type of athletes they have.”
Joe’s going to call that a swipe at the Bucs’ staff, especially when there haven’t been many, if any, adjustments to the Bucs’ approach. It’s been all about consistency.
Then, without being asked, Fisher quips at the end of his talk about the Bucs defense, “We’ll see how they are as far as stopping the run.”
Joe’s got nothing against Fisher, and Joe’s sure some readers will think this is nothing. But Joe can say with certainty that kind of comment about another team’s coaching staff doesn’t happen every day.
Joe does agree with Fisher, in the sense that Joe also wants to see the Bucs stop the run. That’s supposed to the hallmark of the New Schiano Order defense; stop the run first. The Rams have a bit of a makeshift offensive line. There’s no reason why the Bucs can’t line up and not let Zac Stacey run all over them. If the Bucs can make backup quarterback Kellen Clemens beat them, then they’ve got a solid shot at a win.