Laying Down The LawApril 3rd, 2012
Yesterday, aside from a handful of players, it was the first time the Bucs were able to meet their new coach in person and learn what to expect from a man, who by all appearances, is a non-nonsense kinda coach.
While Schiano may not be a soulless taskmaster, it sure seems like he has no problem letting players know there will be one way to grow, gel, and yes, win as a team.
That’s the gist of what cool cat Scott Purks reported on CBSSports.com’s Rapid Reports, filed from One Buc Palace yesterday.
Coach Greg Schiano on what he told his team regarding discipline during their first meeting Monday: “What (the players will) figure out very quickly, is that there’s a right way and a wrong way as far as I’m concerned, and we’re going to do it the right way.”
Aside from Schiano’s Belichickian-like paranoia about not allowing the Bucs’ first preseason opponent the opportunity to know how much he will run a defense, Joe really likes what Schiano has to say and Joe also believes that several on the Bucs roster were in for a rude awakening yesterday.
Things are different at One Buc Palace now. For some players to adapt from the carefree style of Raheem Morris to the rigid format of Schiano, said players may be in for a long summer.
Quite possibly a dirty black summer.