Josh McCown Is No Schiano ManApril 23rd, 2014
Joe almost feels for Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown. The guy is just about talked out. He has done countless interviews, both locally and nationally, discussing the Bucs offense, despite the fact he really can’t talk about the offense, under orders from the Bucs, of course.
There is very little McCown can say until he has a few more practices under his belt. But one thing he did say today at One Buc Palace was, in so many words, McCown wouldn’t have been a Schiano Man.
Former Bucs commander Greg Schiano had a pet peeve when players or members of the fourth estate talked about “making plays.” He felt that mentality was irresponsible. That people “making plays” means they weren’t doing their job; they were trying to do too much, thus, being undisciplined.
It is apparent McCown doesn’t share that philosophy. McCown noted that some Bucs receivers not named Vincent Jackson would be solid additions to the roster because of their ability to do what rubbed Schiano the wrong way.
“We have some good players,” McCown said about the Bucs offense. “As a quarterback, that is all you can ask for is guys around you to make plays. For us, whether it is Doug [Martin] or Bobby [Rainey] or with Vincent [Jackson] on the outside and Tim Wright and there some guys who made plays in the NFL and have for a long time. So I absolutely like the guys in the huddle.”
This would have driven Schiano nuts and Joe suspects many of the new faces on the offense would never have found their way to One Buc Palace had Schiano still been here.
While Joe gets what Schiano meant when he grew flustered over players “making plays,” if a player only tries to do the ordinary, that’s probably what that player will be, and so to his team.