Barber Talks About “Tighter” ShipApril 4th, 2012
Lots of great nuggets from Ronde Barber’s news conference this afternoon at One Buc Palace, but first Joe will give you Barber’s impressions of Greg Schiano.
Asked about the coaching staff, Barber’s body language said radical change is stirring.
“They have a very direct purpose, man. The ship’s a little bit tighter than it was last year. (laughs),” Barber said. “But that’s a good thing. We need direction. We got a bunch of young men that need guidance, and [Schiano's] giving it to them. He was very direct about it, and I think that’s the way it should be. So I like the approach; I think it will work well for us.”
Barber went on to say, “when I look at [Schiano], all I see is football.” Barber says he likes that and says Schiano is brutally honest about what he knows and doesn’t know.
As for his impressions of defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and Bucs supreme intelligence operative Butch Davis, Barber called Sheridan “great” and said Sheridan callled him immediately after he re-signed for 2012.
As for Davis, Barber said, “Butch, you don’t see him much, he sits in the back of the room and doesn’t say anything.”