“Kind Of Foreign In The NFL”June 15th, 2012
The human armoire, Carl Nicks, the Bucs’ new manbeast All-Pro left guard, was darn happy the first mandatory minicamp of the New Schiano Order ended yesterday.
Nicks shared his pleasure — and fatigue — with multimedia czar J.P. Peterson, host of Happy Hour with J.P. on 1010 AM yesterday.
Nicks was asked to compare Greg Schiano and his former head coach, NFL pariah Sean Payton. This question flummoxed Nicks a bit and he explained that Payton is “meticulous” like Schiano but what he’s seen of the on-field world of Schiano “is kind of foreign in the NFL.” Peyton is a more traditional NFL coach, Nicks said, in terms of how practice is run.
“But it will help us,” Nicks said of Schiano’s drills and order.
Interestingly, Nicks said he believes the Bucs offense can be “one of the best in the NFL.” He also went out of his way to mention Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson, and Nicks said he’s long been aware of LeGarrette Blount’s talent, and he said Doug Martin is a do-it-all back who is a “faster version of Pierre Thomas.”
Joe was pleased to hear that scouting report from Nicks, who last week — before minicamp — said he doesn’t pay much attention to rookies.
Joe’ not going to get greedy. If Martin can give the Bucs what Thomas has given the Saints when he’s healthy, then that would be a fabulous complement to Blount.