“He Doesn’t Have A Staff Of Yes Men”June 12th, 2013
Joe wrote yesterday about how Greg Schiano has taken a slightly more hands-off approach in Year 2 of his regime. Sure, the head coach will regulate room temperature and many other details, but he’s lets his coaches coach and craves their input and feedback.
And that big New Schiano Order staff doesn’t kiss Schiano’s ass, so says Dave Wannstedt.
“He doesn’t have a staff of yes men. He doesn’t have a staff of guys that have never been here,” Wannstedt said Monday. “Between Butch [Davis] myself, Sully [Mike Sullivan], Bill [Sheridan], you know he’s got some guys that got Super Bowl rings.”
Add Jimmy Raye, Sr., the Bucs’ senior offensive advisor, to Wannstedt’s list, along with hard-nosed experienced offensive line coach Bob Bostad and pass rush specialist Bryan Cox.
“Brian says it how it is. That’s the type of player he was. That’s the type of coach he is now,” said Wannstedt, who was the notoriously Volatile Cox’s head coach with the Bears.
Of course, all that matters is where the Bucs’ rank in the won-loss column, but it seems they are set in the coaching department. Schiano has a big experienced staff, possibly the biggest in the NFL. He takes their input. And he had a year to weed out those that couldn’t cut it.