Many More Bucs Working On Their Day OffSeptember 21st, 2012
An interesting nugget to come out of The Josh Freeman Show last night was No. 5 explaining how many more Buccaneers are at One Buc Palace watching film on Tuesdays, the players’ day off. It’s a widepread increase at all positions versus last season, Freeman told Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620.
Freeman said the common attitude among players is that they are hungry to learn faster on Wednesdays, when the Bucs begin to install plays and a gameplan for their next opponent during a typical week.
“It just shows you that guys are on it,” Freeman said. “The more they know the more prepared they’re going to be for the game.”
Many Bucs have told Joe there’s a lot more mandatory learning going on at One Buc Palace this season, especially on the defensive side of the ball where players are expected to have knowledge of what’s happening at all positions. So it makes sense that with more responsibilty comes more players eager to do more homework.
An increase in guys voluntarily showing up on their off day is impressive to Joe; iPads with game film are back in Buccaneers’ hands, so they can watch film from home yet many choose to feed their hunger for the game by coming to the facility. The New Schiano Order is inspiring its troops. Hopefully, it lasts.