Greg Schiano Sounded DownAugust 17th, 2013
The leader of the New Schiano Order was on the Buccaneers Radio Network at halftime last night and very simply stated that his Bucs didn’t play well.
After the 25-21 loss to the Patriots, which included a roasting of the Bucs’ first-team defense and a grounding of the first-team offense, Schiano was even more subdued.
“We competed in the second half, and that was important,” Schiano said.
It’s great to compete, but Joe would expect that from every NFL team. Expectations for the Bucs are much higher.
“We made too many mistakes tonight,” Schiano said. “And I don’t know, you know, if it’s fatigue, or what it was. But we did make mistakes. We gotta get that fixed. Now we played against a good football team, too. So, you know, sometime they can put a little pressure on you. But we need to make sure we do our job. And then if you get licked by, you know, a really good player or a really good team, you get licked. Sometimes that happens. But mistakes, we can’t, you know you can’t judge the quality if you’re making mistakes. We’ll get that cleaned up.”
Schiano did offer specific praise for rookie running back Mike James. “Mike, especially, made some people miss.”
You can hear the Schiano audio below, via WDAE-AM 620.