Greg Schiano “Coach Of The Week”September 10th, 2012
As Aqib Talib said after yesterday’s game, “This ain’t last year.” No, it’s a New Schiano Order. Punishing running game and swarming defense.
This was on display yesterday in Schiano’s debut as an NFL head coach when the Bucs held the Panthers to a mere 10 yards rushing and Muscle Hamster ran for 95 bruising yards.
For this, Delta-scolding, Marriott-sleeping, scone-loathing Peter King of Sports Illustrated annointed Schiano as “Coach of the Week.”
Coach of the Week
Greg Schiano, head coach, Tampa Bay.The Bucs were last in the NFL in points allowed last year, and last against the run. In two games against the Panthers last year, they gave up 86 points. But they’ve bought into Schiano early, and held Carolina to 10 yards rushing and 10 points at the Pirate Ship. One game’s too early to say the rah-rah stuff is going to work in the NFL, but discipline is discipline, and organization is organization. And Kellen Winslow and Brian Price, casualties under Schiano, haven’t landed anywhere, have they?
No, Winslow was more interested in spinning discs poolside in Las Vegas than he was in working to become a winner. And let’s not forget about Bongs Jackson who was/is more interested in the hippie lettuce (allegedly) than becoming a winner.
The Bucs may not make the playoffs this year. Yes, that’s a stretch. But Schiano has certainly shaken this franchise from a lazy slumber.