It’s The Little ThingsOctober 13th, 2013
Once in a while, Joe drops how he had a former NFL player for a high school coach, a guy who had direct coaching lineage to John Madden, Gene Stallings and Lou Holtz, and indirect football knowledge from Bear Bryant, crazy Al Davis, crazy Woody Hayes and Sid Gillman.
The one thing Joe’s coach always told him was it was little things that mattered. If you did all the little things correctly, it added up to big time results. And, man, Joe’s coach was so right. It’s the little things that make a player.
Well, to hear Bucs stud cornerback Darrelle Revis talk, it is the little things that the Bucs are not doing. That’s why, in part, the Bucs only have one win in the past 11 NFL regular season games under Bucs commander Greg Schiano.
“It’s the little things that we are not focusing on that we need to focus on,” Revis said. “We’ve got to be consistent throughout the whole game. I don’t think we’ve yet this year played a consistent game, where everybody is really in-sync playing from the first quarter to the fourth quarter.”
This is just staggering to Joe. The Bucs have more coaches than the U.S. Army had men when the Allies invaded Guadalcanal, and still the players are not being coached up properly?
It’s not like this is coming from the likes of Myron Lewis. This is coming from Revis, a man who may be in the Hall of Fame and has played in two AFC title games — a man who has an idea of what it takes to be a winner in the NFL.
How is a team, that has more coaches than the population of Aruba, is not able to teach the little things to players to make them successful?