Sloppy Start To Practice Angers Greg SchianoAugust 13th, 2012
The Bucs ran an 11-on-11 drill early in practice on this muggy morning at One Buc Palace. In a word, the start was sloppy.
There was a fumble. Then a penalty. Then another fumble. Bucs coach Greg Schiano had seen enough. He blew his whistle and then he blew off some steam. Loudly.
In no uncertain words, Schiano scolded the offense and tongue-lashed them for practicing with their heads somewhere other than the practice field.
“Start over,” Schiano hollered just before the snap of the next play. “That’s two fumbles and a holding penalty. Wake up! The urgency is out the window. There is only one way! We are not going to compromise!”
So angered was Schiano that he walked off the practice field and threw a towel. But it wasn’t just the offense’s lack of attention to detail that got under Schiano’s skin. So too did the defense. Not long after lecturing the offense, Schiano yelled at would-be tacklers, “Wrap up!”
The New Schiano Order was on full display. And Joe loved it.