Newcomers Were The MalcontentsSeptember 24th, 2013
The human armoire, Carl Nicks, shared his take on the recent report of Bucs players gathering in training camp to lodge unified complaints toGreg Schiano — about Greg Schiano.
Woody Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, laid it out yesterday.
Nicks said the group that expressed concern over the nature of the Bucs’ camp workouts was made up entirely of newcomers that were not accustomed to Schiano’s disciplinary style.
“It was some of the guys that came from different teams or were rookies and they just weren’t used to it,” Nicks said. “The guys that were here last year, we’re used to it and to us it wasn’t that difficult.”
Nicks also discussed the nature of a players-only meeting the Bucs held prior to the start of the season, saying it was largely an attempt to get all the players focused on performing as well as possible in the regular season.
As Joe’s written previously, so what if players think they’re being worked too hard and talk about it among themselves to get a message to their boss. Joe watched those 1990s training camp sessions at the University of Tampa. They make what goes on now look like a high school gym class.
Joe’s far more concerned about game-day coaching and lower-tier quarterback play than August adjustment issues.