Special Teams Love & Marketing 101September 10th, 2013
The Bucs have more than 700,000 followers on social media, yet the team did nothing yesterday to tell those fans about the season kickoffs of The Greg Schiano Show and The Doug Martin Show on WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM last night.
For Joe, this is an inexcusable oversight, especially when the team is battling so hard to sell tickets and a potential TV blackout looms for Sunday’s home-opener.
Schiano and Martin are two faces of the franchise. They’re “Buccaneer Men.” They speak well, and if Joe were a member of Team Glazer, Joe would want every possible local sports fan to hear Schiano and Martin represent the Buccaneers on the radio.
Joe’s passionate about this kind of stuff because Joe wants to see the Bucs thrive, and this was a missed opportunity. Perhaps the resignation of the Bucs’ Chief of Marketing on Monday had something to do with the oversight. Regardless, that shouldn’t ever happen.
Schiano carried himself well on the air in the face of callers expressing their outrage over the loss at the Meadowlands.
Schiano raved about his defense and special teams. It was very clear that Schiano is completely jazzed about what the future holds on the defensive side of the ball.
Special teams were excellent in “all six phases” in Dave Wannstedt’s debut as coordinator, Schiano said. And Joe agrees. Wannstedt had his unit ready and prepared in hostile territory, and the punting and kicking was standout. Eric Page also did some good things in the return game.