Schiano Says He’s Not About Money

January 27th, 2012

The Bucs are forking over $15 million+ over five years to Greg Schiano

A report from Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger in New Jersey says Greg Schiano signed a $15 million + contract to coach the Bucs over the next five years. If correct, that represents a sold raise for Schiano, whose Rutgers deal was for $2.3 million annually, per the newspaper.

But Schiano didn’t jump ship to the Bucs to score more cash, so claims NFL.com.

The 45-year old coach said his decision was not driven by financial aspirations.

“That’s not why I coach, that’ll never be why I coach.

“I’ve had several opportunities over the years — some of them you know about, some of them you don’t know about — and none of them felt right,” Schiano added. “This time, this one felt right.”

 Joe’s glad Schiano feels all tingly about the Bucs job, “vibing,” as Raheem Morris would have called it.

One thing Joe’s interested in seeing evolve is how the old Bucs from the blended Dungy-Gruden-Morris era interact, if it all, with Schiano and his regime. It truly was the end of a long era when Raheem got his pink slip.

Will Warren Sapp make his annual trip to training camp? Will Schiano want players seeking out Derrick Brooks for guidance, as many do? Joe’s really not sure how that will all go down.

40 Responses to “Schiano Says He’s Not About Money”

  1. TurnThePage Says:

    The Glazers are cheap.

  2. flmike Says:

    It’s so easy to spend other people’s money…

  3. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I can’t wait to see what coordinators he goes after!

  4. jdog Says:

    @turnthepage give it up already its getting old. This is supposed to be a day of optimism and hope. I understand a lot of events over the past few years have led a lot of fans beleive that but let’s give them a chance. This is exactly the type of coach we need now. Your negativity is whack! Go become a redskins or cowboy fan if your looking for flamboyant owners. Peace!!!!

  5. McBuc Says:

    How is paying a first time head coach in the NFL 3 Mil a year? Not to mention, who cares what they are paying him as long as he wins, it is not your money!

  6. OAR Says:

    Cheap? It wasn’t the Glazers that turned down a 6 mil/yr contract!
    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  7. McBuc Says:

    OAR, right you are once again.

    Hey, I would love to get a 30% raise!

  8. gotbbucs Says:

    Shiano needs to make this team his own. I want to hear no mention of Dungy, Gruden, or Morris at this press conference. A new era and mind set needs to start right now from the very begining. If half the team needs to be sent down the road then so be it. I want a fresh start.

  9. Brad Says:

    @turnthepage.. What do you make a year? I’m glad your in a position that you can say 3 million+ a year is cheap. It’s not the amount it’s the years of the contract that’s important. This will allow our HC to bring in solid coordinators (please don’t let Dominik make the choices) that will stay with the club and teach these young guys how to play football. Paying Gruden to not coach and offering up 6 million a year for Kelly and now 3 for Schiano is not what a consider cheap. There is also something in what the owners said the money spent on players comes in their second contract. I do believe (maybe its hope) that they change their philosophy about FA and go out and sign 3-5 guys that can come in and offer some veteran leadership.

  10. Bob Says:

    How about Derrick Brooks as defensive coordinator? A good way to honor the past yet get a very bright defensive, experienced mind for the future.

  11. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Anyone else think Schiano looks like a younger and thinner version of Vince Lombardi without the hat? Lol js

  12. Cmurda Says:

    @Bob. I love and will always love Derrick Brooks as much as the next guy, but c’mon. Seriously?

  13. Brad Says:

    OC will be the biggest hire. How about Hue Jackson? Who’s left?

  14. bucfanjeff Says:

    Give us coordinator news, Joe. Surely you got some names off the record that you can’t mention…didn’t you?

  15. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Let’s all hope Mark Dominik stays out of the new coaches way, when it comes to hiring coordinators ?
    The 5 year contract will help greatly in attracting quality coordinators.

  16. Joe Says:

    Bob:

    How about Derrick Brooks as defensive coordinator? A good way to honor the past yet get a very bright defensive, experienced mind for the future.

    1. Exactly why would Brooks want to take a massive pay cut in order to work twice as many hours?

    2. If Joe was Mark Dominik and a college coach with limited NFL experience he just hired to run the team wanted to hire a coordinator off the streets with zero coaching experience (Joe doesn’t count Brooks coaching his kid in Pee Wee football), Joe would want to castrate Schiano.

  17. Joe Says:

    bucfanjeff:

    Give us coordinator news, Joe.

    Joe can’t give what he doesn’t have (not even Brian Billick news).

    Joe’s heard some strong rumors from a couple of solid sources but Joe’s not a rumormonger.

  18. flmike Says:

    @ClayBURN94
    I was just about to say the same this until I saw your post. Absolutely looks like a young Lombardi.

  19. Brown Bag Crumpled Up, Baby! Says:

    Hey, does Shiano have a gap tooth like Letterman? Are you going to use Letterman or Alfred E Neuman as a stock photo when critical of Shiano?

  20. mike Says:

    3 million a year puts shiano at #22 out of 32 in coaches pay

  21. Joe Says:

    Are you going to use Letterman or Alfred E Neuman as a stock photo when critical of Shiano?

    No.

  22. Joe Says:

    Let’s all hope Mark Dominik stays out of the new coaches way, when it comes to hiring coordinators ?

    Joe’s starting to think this is nonsense drummed up by people who have jobs with microphones in front of their faces.

    The more Joe thinks about this, virtually every general manager has imput into who a coach hires on his staff.

  23. Jared Says:

    All the never played football, don’t understand the game, just want to troll on message board, live in my mother’s basement, never have a positive spin on anything idiots that keep bashing this move before the guy ever gets to town, please stop. You’re making me embarrassed for you. Please stop saying you’re going to cancel your season tickets because we all know you don’t have any. Grow up.

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    This picture of Schiano looks very much like Richard Kind who plays Cousin Andy on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454236/

  25. BigMacAttack Says:

    Jared, I wanna live in a van down by the river.

  26. Sambizle Says:

    Jared,

    Very very well said.

    Some of the angry/sad people above,

    Dom already hired the coach now you want him to put down everything and let the new coach pic all his coaches? YES…Greg does get input, but he needs to start looking at the current roster and preparing the team for football. He doesn’t build/write contracts, fly around the country wooing candidates. That’s what GM’s are for.

  27. Pete Dutcher Says:

    gotbbucs Says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Shiano needs to make this team his own. I want to hear no mention of Dungy, Gruden, or Morris at this press conference.

    Wishful thinking on your part. There is NO WAY Morris won’t at least be mentioned. It’s tradition to mention the previous coach.

    Brad Says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    OC will be the biggest hire. How about Hue Jackson? Who’s left?

    There are some names out there. Jackson is a good name. Mooch is out there. Marty is out there. There are others as well. If I were the Bucs, I would go with the biggest name possible to sell tickets. Billick maybe? or MArty?

  28. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Was just watching First Take on ESPN and 3 of 4 loved the hire. Although one of the 3 thought assembling staff would be a problem.

    One stated he would not be surprised to see a playoff trip in less than 3 years.

    My thought is we give Schiano at least 1-2 years to get things going in the right direction…although I think there is more talent here than the Bucs are given credit for.

    Butch Davis as DC…wonder if he could turn around some bad players?

  29. eric Says:

    There is a difference between imput and final decision making authority.

    Hopefully they are working together on it. And, I suspect they have to clear it with the Glazers since they do write the checks.

    Usually works that way.

    I agree that GM’s are always involved and it is a silly notion they arent, kinda like the “they have the same agent” babble – which is rediculous.

    Looks like perhaps none of the candidates interviewed will be joining the team as coordinators – another blow for local hack conventional wisdom.

    Chris Weinke QB Coach? Heard he helped Cam a lot this last offseason.

  30. OAR Says:

    Bigmac
    …along with a steady diet of government cheese!

  31. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Jared Says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    All the never played football, don’t understand the game, just want to troll on message board, live in my mother’s basement, never have a positive spin on anything idiots that keep bashing this move before the guy ever gets to town, please stop. You’re making me embarrassed for you. Please stop saying you’re going to cancel your season tickets because we all know you don’t have any. Grow up.

    Well said.

    However…I never played football and I know less about the game than I know. I live in Florida…no basements.

    I am mostly positive though.

    My 60 second reaction to this hire when I first got wind of it was to freak out…but after five minutes of fast research, I became convinced this was a fantastic hire. I would venture to say that it might end up being one of the top two hires in the history of the Bucs, though it will take time to prove out.

    I like that Schiano is a man of God like Dungy is. I like that he can adapt to his players and get the most out of all of them, even the bad ones.

    I like that so many players and coaches have been endorsing him for years. I like that he’s received many offers, so for more money…and he waited. This tells me that he is wise…and committed to doing the right thing.

    And finally, I like that he commands his team. The man even looks tough as nails :)

  32. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Joe…do you know if there are any incentives in his contract?

  33. OAR Says:

    Only basements in Florida are membrane basements!

  34. OAR Says:

    Seriously, I too have have grown more fond of this hire with the more I read and learn about Mr. Schiano!

  35. sandbagrudy Says:

    The Bada Bing Girls

  36. Theodore Says:

    It’s the “right time” for Shiano because he got passed over for the Penn State job. Simple as that.

    Now get us some wins!

  37. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    lmao As if he would coach if he weren’t paid for it.

  38. Joe Says:

    Theodore:

    It’s the “right time” for Shiano because he got passed over for the Penn State job. Simple as that.

    Joe sees where you are going with that, can’t disagree. But the eggheads at Penn State decided to hire a coach with only one football voice in the room. Hell they had a volleyball coach on the search committee!!! Bill O’Brien’s record as a college coach is horrible. You know the old saying, “”it’s better to follow the guy who follows a legend?” Probably what Schiano’s doing here. Go to the NFL for a few years (like Nick Saban) and if you don’t have success, hopefully wade it out until O’Brien is canned and then move in to Penn State.

  39. Theodore Says:

    Joe – I’m hoping Schiano makes Tampa Bay his Penn State. Just like I want Steve Yzerman to make Tampa Bay his Detroit. With our city’s facilities, arenas and fields (sans the Trop) and ownership groups, there’s no reason why Tampa Bay needs to be a stepping stone.

  40. Joe Says:

    Pete:

    Joe…do you know if there are any incentives in his contract?

    Joe is not privy to Schiano’s contract.

 
 

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