“Guys Are Not Complaining Anymore”May 23rd, 2013
There was so much talk last season about the New Schiano Order “changing the culture” and plucking Buccaneer “weeds in the roses.” It was nauseating chatter but necessary after the “country club” work ethic under Raheem Morris.
Well, it seems that the New Schiano Order changes were very evident during this week’s OTA practices, so explained Gerald McCoy in this Buccaneers.com video after a team training session this week.
“Having a year under our belts and just knowing what to expect has helped out a lot. You know, guys are not complaining anymore,” McCoy said. “They know how things go around here. And it’s just ritual. It’s not routine anymore. We call it, ‘ritual.’ So it’s ritual to work the way we work now, and everybody’s enjoying it.”
McCoy went on to praised the tempo of practice versus this time last year, as well as the conditioning level of the team.
Whether the improved attitude and work ethic translates into wins is unknown – hey, Raheem won 10 in 2010 – but it surely can’t hurt.