Finding “Weeds In The Roses”December 20th, 2012
There’s no doubt the New Schiano Order will be looking to sniff out loafers over the final 11 days of the season, guys who aren’t behaving like “Buccaneer men” in practice or in games.
Bucs icon Derrick Brooks acknowledged some players adopt a quitters mentality when things go south in December, especially when it’s a new regime. “If there are some weeds in the roses, they’re not going to come up on Day 1,” Brooks said on The Steve Duemig Show yesterday on WDAE-AM 620.
Brooks said he experienced that quickly in the NFL.
“I’ll never forget that in 1995. That type of talk was going on,” Brooks said of players having a quitters mentality.
“Here we were 6-7, had a chance to win out here and at least go 8-8 and guys are talking about vacation. I’m like, ‘what are they here talking about, in practice!” shouted Brooks, who went on to say he was stunned by players chatting about U-Hauls and more.
Speaking of hidden weeds, Brooks also was flabbergasted by Eric Wright Twittering about going on a weekend spa vacation in California on Saturday, a day before the Bucs were in New Orleans.
“Why? Even if you are doing it why? The season’s going on,” Brooks said of Wright’s Twittering. “Why? You know, a little bird on your shoulder. Why? As Coach Edwards [would say], ‘think before you hit Tweet or send.’”
Brooks said Wright should have kept his private business to himself. “Your team is out there. You know, your team is trying to keep the ship, you know, straight. They’re fighting.”