Owusu Failed “The Program”August 31st, 2013
Greg Schiano loves to say the ball is “the program.” Schiano is all about the football. Ball security is everything under the New Schiano Order, and fumbles are the best way to get excommunicated. Drop passes also are standout crimes against the regime.
After all, Schiano’s core beliefs are Trust, Belief and Accountability. If he can’t trust you with “the program,” then he won’t believe you can help him and you’ll be held accountable.
Wide receiver Chris Owusu, a speedster who was on the Bucs roster late last season, was a star of training camp, a man on the rise. But Owusu dropped passes in the preseason opener and fumbled away a punt and juggled a kickoff. He injured his ankle in that game and was cut today. When you have one career regular-season catch, you don’t get any slack.
Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Owusu lands on the practice squad or returns next month, but Joe’s confident Owusu’s ball security issues led to his demise.