“I’m Kind Of More Of A Private Guy”

June 1st, 2012
Greg Schiano opened up on various topics today during an interview with Mike Florio

Don’t look for the New Schiano Order appearing on Hard Knocks in future seasons. Greg Schiano explained his feelings during an interview today with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk Live on NBCSports.com.

The Bucs head coach prefers to keep things as tight-lipped as possible.

“I personally am not a big fan of it,” Schiano said about the realities of a team being on Hard Knocks.

“I’m kind of more of a private guy. I look at my family and the Buccaneer family as kind of the same.”

The relaxed interview was a good peek inside Schiano, and it’s pretty clear Schiano won’t be coming out with any “race to 10″ slogans anytime soon.

Asked to detail what would represent success for the Bucs in 2012, Schiano said his managerial focus is getting the most out of everyone daily and he doesn’t focus on end results.  Schiano said his approach starts daily with himself, and then moves to everyone around him and holding everyone accountable.

It’s “wasted time” and “wasted energy,” Schiano said, to worry about the Bucs’ potential record.

“I peform for an audience of one, and it’s no one down here,” Schiano said, seemingly referring to a Higher Power and not team ownership.

Asked about struggling attendance in Tampa, Schiano says a major key to filling the stadium is “giving the community what they’re asking for.” He went on to explain he always tries to remember that fans want and expect an entertaining product.

If/when audio of the interview becomes available, Joe will serve it up here later.

35 Responses to ““I’m Kind Of More Of A Private Guy””

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Schiano said “I peform for an audience of one, and it’s no one down here,” Schiano said, seemingly referring to a Higher Power and not team ownership.

    Maybe it is Governor Christie of New Jersey ?

  2. Nick2 Says:

    So refreshing to hear a guy who isnt about making up snappy catch phrases so he can get on the next Sports Center for BSPN!!!!

  3. Brad Says:

    Great interview. Glad I cought it live so I don’t have to wait.

  4. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Nice to have a head coach who makes sense and has some substance to him not just constant hyperactive gibberish.

  5. Rob in Orando Says:

    Talk about refreshing. A man of faith and integrity as the head coach of our Bucs. I applaud every move Coach Schiano has made and will be patient awaiting the upcoming season and beyond with Coach Schiano leading our Bucs organization. He is the real deal folks. Adhere to his work ethic and plan or you are gone. Respectability for our beloved Bucs is now in sight. Go Bucs!

  6. Orlandobucfan Says:

    @joe
    I don’t know how true this is but according to espn Eric legrand has been hinting that his jersey will go on sale, do you know anything about this or his future role with the bucs?

  7. Miguel Grande Says:

    This is a very disturbing picture to me. Here is a guy who is not concerned about the Buc’s record, but he is very concerned about lining up correctly and the room temperature in the meeting rooms. He’s not a big picture type of coach but a small picture, micro manager of minute details.

    To top it off, he’s believes he’s only accountable to a make believe deity in the sky. I am often surprised when people pull the Jesus card or the Easter Bunny card or the Santa Claus card or even the Allah card.

    He better believe in wins vs losses because I for one am not buying into this crap that he is trying to sell. After a lifetime of successful businesses, I can tell you that the guy who is counting the toilet paper rolls instead of sales and the bottom line is going to fail.

    Anyone who leads his employees in open prayers is on the verge of bankruptcy and has no solution to his problems. Once an evangelist convinced my mother in law that if she emptied out her life savings account and sent it to him, God would cure her leukemia. Thank goodness I caught that.

    I am going to cut the Little General some slack, but I am beginning to have some serious reservations about this unsuccessful college coach moving into the big time. Its all about winning, its not about the electric bill or recycling plastic water bottles, room temperature, lining up correctly or make believe deities in the sky.

    If there was a God, he would not give a crap about football.

    I apologize to Joe for being controversial but I reserve my right to provide the opposite viewpoint to when everyone gushes about how wonderful the Little General is. Adult men gushing over other adult men frankly turns my stomach. That’s why, although I might admire a player, like Doug Williams or LeRoy Selmon, I would never appear in public wearing their jersies.

  8. chipbuc Says:

    Miguel Grande = Boca Grande

  9. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Miguel:

    He didn’t play the Jesus card, he is saying that he (not you) performs for a higher purpose. Great coaches focus manically on the process knowing that if the do results are inevitable.

    The attention to detail through tedious repetitive and focused practice emphasizing your strengths builds the best possible synergy from your team.

    If you focus on results by talking about how great things are before putting in the hard and tedious work – you go an embarrassing 17-31.

    Rambling and hyper Motivational speeches are worthless if you aren’t putting in the work. Schiano has a huge job of teaching these kids what work is. It will take some time for them to adjust.

  10. jvato24 Says:

    Why should he be worried about his teams record in June?? Let’s get to game 1 and worry about going 1-0. And give me a break about mentioning God, he has barely mentioned any religious talk and he says 1 thing and he is an evangelist.

    Then you criticize him for wanting a room filled with 70 people to be cool and not a sweatbox ??? Talk about digging deep for worm$hit.

  11. Miguel Grande Says:

    I do respect your opinion Thomas, and I hope you’re right

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Miguel Grande,

    I wonder if this piece was as disturbing to you as what you wrote is to me. First of all, you are an idiot for thinking he doesn’t care about the record. Talk about fishing for something negative. Even Thomas probably thinks you are off your rocker.

    I don’t care if you are religious or not. That’s your choice and I won’t knock you for it. But for you to say that a higher power is imaginary is being extremely disrespectful to those that do believe. Glad to know you have all the answers, oh wise one. I have absolutely no clue how the story of an evangelist with your mother in law has anything to do with anything. So because of one evangelist, anyone who leads open prayer is going bankrupt and has no solution to his problems? Uh, ok. I think you may have been smoking some of those funny cigarettes.

    As for people wearing jerseys of another men turning your stomach – get a grip of yourself. Since you won’t appear in public wearing jerseys, do you wear it in private? Can’t believe I’m having to type this to a grown man, but just because you wear someone’s jersey doesn’t mean you are gushing over them. Maybe you just like the way they play football.

  13. Stevek Says:

    God is real, Miguel.

    Existence in it’s own respect had go be created from something.

    I respect your beliefs, so please don’t trounce on other’s. You gotta give respect to get respect.

  14. Sambizle Says:

    God is real? Why do good things happen to bad people and vice versa? God must love war because more people have died from religious wars then all other wars combined. Africans starving to death constantly? Cannibals, Racists, Murders and pedophiles IN THE CATHLOIC CHURCH? Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh there’s a God.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I love how people like to harp on all the bad things in this world, yet ignore all the great.

    Haven’t we gone slightly off topic?

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Nobody is asking anyone to go to church here. However, why must you disrespect those who believe in a higher power? Do you really think you are going to change anyone’s mind?????? I used to believe in God, but Sambizie and Miguel Grande have changed my mind. Thanks for enlightening me guys.

  17. Sambizle Says:

    ….”Haven’t we gone slightly off topic?” and u reply to urself, way to ruin ur point.

  18. Sambizle Says:

    Ur right no one has ever changed their mind.

  19. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Never said it was a bad thing to be off topic. The disrespect you have towards the beliefs of others will dwarf any good point you have.

  20. Sambizle Says:

    Explain what “disrespect” I showed? And how that differs from Thomas 2.2 hating on Joe’s articles? Or you for that matter, using your word, the “disrespect” you showed toward Miguel’s and his family’s personal life story? That’s what MY POINT IS. Most of you higher than thou’s are hypocrites. If u did follow god you would have turned the cheek by now.

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I am referring to how you disrespect the beliefs of others, but I was more directly speaking towards Miguel. And I guess reading, like spelling, isn’t your specialty. I wasn’t disrespecting his story, I was just saying how it was irrelevant to the topic. I could care less if you believe in God or not, and I am far from a vocally religious person. Maybe you should re-read my posts a little slower, because you have difficulty comprehending.

  22. Ladyz Says:

    Gentlemen, and I use that term a bit loose for some, our new coach sounds like he recommends to others. “If you play with heart, smarts and determination the score will take care of it’s self.” As for wearing a man’s jersey, I’ve been told I look hot in one. Go Buc’s make us proud!

  23. Ladyz Says:

    Sorry, I left out 3 words. “lives like he”. Please excuse to error. Thanks.

  24. Sambizle Says:

    “Can’t believe I’m having to type this to a grown man…” That’s not showing disrespect?

  25. Sambizle Says:

    Ridiculing his age and his intelligence at once? Way to go Christian!

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Nope, that’s a true statement. I’m shocked that I had to. And apparently you still don’t understand: that’s not disrespecting someone’s beliefs anyway genius.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Nope, that’s a true statement. I’m shocked that I had to. And apparently you still don’t understand: that’s not disrespecting someone’s beliefs anyway genius. An how exactly is calling someone a grown man disrespecting their age anyway? You really struggle with making sense don’t you?

  28. Miguel Grande Says:

    Don’t worry about disrespecting my religous beliefs, as I have none.

    @Hawawaian Buc My mother in law was actually cured by those funny cigarettes. Not smoking them but actually eating hemp as part of her diet. Before the pharmaceutical companies bought our Congress in 1933 to outlaw Hemp there were over 5,000 medicines derived from Hemp.

    One of the reasons I left the USA was freedom for medicinal marijuana
    which cures just about any ailment including cancer, leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and many other fatal diseases.

    I have cured many fatal diseases using Hemp which would have put me in prison had I stayed in the USA.

    As for God, please show me some credible evidence that he or she exists.

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “One of the reasons I left the USA was freedom for medicinal marijuana
    which cures just about any ailment including cancer, leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and many other fatal diseases. ”

    ———

    It’s good to know that Snoop Dogg, Cheech & Chong, and the Detroit Lions are going to outlive us all.

  30. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Not sure how his interview disturbed you, all he said was that he was more interested in making sure his team was the best they could be from week to week and if he did that the wins would come.. Thats how it should be.

  31. Garv Says:

    Personally, I’m relieved that a “fan” such as “Grande” is not living, nor welcome, in this country.
    It’s “opinions” as those of jackwagons who mean little to me and I find nothing of value in them.

    Can we move on with the opinions of actual Buccaneer fans who care about the team?

  32. Garv Says:

    I am glad the Coach Schiano has values most Americans share and find his leadership to be the kind I want for my Buccaneers.

    Wow, training camp starts NEXT MONTH!!!!

  33. Bobby Says:

    Seems kind of stupid to blame God for all the bad choices man makes. He didn’t create us as puppets, He gave us free will to do good and to do unspeakable evil as well. If there were no God there would be no good in this world and there is plenty of good. Of course bad things still happen to good people…Jesus is proof of that.

  34. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Miguel Grande Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This is a very disturbing picture to me. Here is a guy who is not concerned about the Buc’s record…

    -

    Schiano NEVER said he is not concerned with the Bucs record.

    -

    Sambizle Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    God is real? Why do good things happen to bad people and vice versa? God must love war because more people have died from religious wars then all other wars combined. Africans starving to death constantly? Cannibals, Racists, Murders and pedophiles IN THE CATHLOIC CHURCH? Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh there’s a God.

    -

    Here’s the thing, Sambizle (and notice I am speaking with respect),

    God gave man free will. All of those things you mentioned are a result of people having the freedom to decide their own actions.

    Even in regard to natural disasters…did you know that the Garden of Eden was designed in perfection? It had not bad weather. No tidal waves. no earthquakes. No swarms of locusts.

    The Garden of Eden is how God intended the Earth to be. But…it is not because of Adam and Eve and the men (and women) that came after them. Man has polluted the earth. He has abused it.

    That’s why, according to scriptures, God will “remake” the earth upon his return…to make it into what he always intended it to be. What sin has stolen from us.

    Now…I realize you have a right to believe what you wish. Why? Because you have Free Will. So…if you go out and kill someone…does the child of the victim blame you or God?

    Do you have kids? If so…are they perfectly behaved? Are they grown? Did you raise them to be a certain way, and did they depart from it? That’s because they have free will as well.

    And if your kids do wrong…do you still love them? What if they turn to drugs, for example. Will you still love them? What if they want to move back home. Will you have rules? Will you allow the drugs in your home?

    God loves us all no matter what. For some of us, it’s hard to grasp the concept, but it is true. He let’s us do as we want, when we want.

    And if we want to go to heaven when we croak, he has rules just like any parent would. And just like any parent, if a child is willing to sincerely try to make better choices, he will help them along. And he will still love us…even if we “fall of the wagon” or such.

  35. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Oh…and btw, dope does not “cure” cancer. It relieves the pain associated with it. Perhaps you left the USA because of the reasons you claim, or perheps you didn’t. That’s between you and whoever.

    Although, I suspect other elements also played a role in your return to Mexico…not just the fact that wacky weed is illegal.

 
 

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