Belicheat Has Greg Schiano’s BackSeptember 18th, 2013
With the sharks circling around the Bucs as the team’s chase for a playoff berth has virtually blown up just eight days into the season, with the anti-Bucs management cabal doing its best to muddy the waters, one large NFL establishment type has come out swinging in Schiano’s defense.
And that man is none other than Bill Belicheat himself.
The Patriots strongman spoke to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club this morning and strongly defended the Bucs’ embattled commander.
The Bucs “are a couple of plays away from being 2-0,” Belicheat said. Schiano “is an outstanding coach. Does a great job with his team and his players. He understands the game and is very thoughtful, creative and is always looking for a better way to do things, always looking to improve and find a better way to coach, prepare or motivate. Personally, he is very well respected among his players.
“The Eric LeGrand situation, the way he has handled that has been unbelievable and a great look into the personal connection and devotion he has to his players and loyal to people in his program.”
Those are strong words coming from one of the better coaches to have ever stalked the sidelines in the NFL and, frankly, holds just a bit more weight to Joe than people from the anti-Bucs management cabal hiding in the shadows as unnamed sources with national media types.