Schiano Really Enjoyed Relinquishing ControlSeptember 12th, 2012
It was world famous popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame, who outed Greg Schiano as a pasta- and temperature-obsessed control freak on a national stage months ago. Yet yesterday, ironically it was King who set the stage for Schiano to explain that he enjoyed being hands-off head coach on gameday against the Panthers.
The leader of the New Schiano Order checked in on the Peter King Podcast and explained he never delegated all playcalling while leading Rutgers but is now content to be rather hands off with the Bucs.
“This job is really the first one as a head coach that in some way shape or form I’m not calling some part of the game,” Schiano said. “So it was really different for me in that, you know, I contribute, and I’ll tell our coordinators if I want to do something, ‘Take a shot. Put pressure on them,’ but not having to make specific play calls allows you to really think about the game and the personnel and all those things. And that I really enjoyed. I didn’t think I would. But I did.”
Joe’s glad to hear Schiano is confident enough in his staff to take more of a CEO role and not micromanage the playcalling.
Perhaps King might even dare to publicly renounce the “control freak” label he was so quick to hit Schiano with. Nahh. That’s not going to happen.