“Discipline And Organization”

January 27th, 2012
Schiano was a team captain and All-Conference linebacker at Bucknell University, a 1-AA school surrounded by Pennsylvania farm country.

The more Joe researches new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, the more Joe is finding that the man is probably the anti-Raheem.

When Raheem Morris took over the Bucs, he was preaching at his opening news conference that the Bucs would “stay the course,” and Raheem offered absolutely no insight into what a Raheem team would look like.

Expect no such nonsense from Schiano today.

Here’s his former college coach’s reaction to Schiano taking the Bucs job yesterday. Joe Susan also worked under Schiano at Rutgers before returning to coach the Bison of Bucknell University.

“The hiring of Greg Schiano is an outstanding move by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” said Susan. “I am certain he did a lot of research into making this decision and came to the conclusion that at this time in his career it is best for him and his family. He is someone who will bring great discipline and organization to the team. He is a great evaluator of talent and utilizes the skill set of the people in his program to their maximum efficiency. Beyond that, he is passionate about coaching the game of football. That is what he does best.”

What? Schiano “utilizes the skill set of the people in his program to their maximum efficiency?” Imagine that concept.

Joe thinks this bodes well for LeGarrette Blount, the Bucs’ most dangerous weapon that Raheem and Greg Olson never figured out how to use. And Joe suspects Schiano won’t tolerate a gameplan that has Arrellious Benn as an afterthought.

19 Responses to ““Discipline And Organization””

  1. Travis Says:

    Joe, for the life of me I dont see how you still think Arrellious Benn is this dangerous “super freak” wideout just waiting to be unleashed…
    I admit when we drafted him I had high hopes, but its become very clear in 2 years that Arrelious will never be a great wideout. He has terrible hands, runs sloppy routes, and he has average at best speed. What am I missing here? Briscoe today is a much better receiver and I dont see that changing anytime soon, if ever.

  2. Bobby Says:

    First of all, how can you not respect the opinion of a boy named Sue? Second of all, you are wrong Travis, Benn has better than average speed and I never saw anything from him that would make me think he has terrible hands. Mike Williams dropped far more balls than Benn did. I believe these WR’s that we have are good ones if we get the right offensive game plan for them. I think a good OC can take a corp of Benn, Williams, Briscoe and Parker and give a defense fits. I also think on the defensive side of the ball Anthony Gaitor is going to get his chance. Travis, the only thing that has become ‘very clear’ in two years is that the offensive game plan we had week after week was…well,…WEAK.

  3. james from dunedin Says:

    I’m starting to warm to this hire, finally some credibility is retuning to the Bucs. I hope this works out for the long term.

  4. eric Says:

    most importantly what does dick vitale think?

  5. Macabee Says:

    As much as I like the Schiano hire and I’m 100% behind it, I’m not ready to anoint him as the 2nd coming anymore than I’m ready to deem Morris satan incarnate. I will give Schiano my total support while he is coach as I did Morris and every coach before him.

  6. Travis Says:

    Your right Bobby, Mike did drop more balls than Benn did, but thats because he was targeted more than 4x the amount of times. Benn dropped the highest % of catchable balls in the ENTIRE NFL. of his 38 catchable passes, he caught only 30. That means he “dropped” 8 passes, for a 21% drop rate. Thats beyond terrible. Not to mention Benn cant “seperate” form cornerbacks like Briscoe can. Also to prove my point further that Briscoe is a better receiver ill throw Briscoe’s stats out there for reference. Our of Briscoe’s 37 catchable passes, he only droped 2, dropping only 5.4% of his passes.
    Source: http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/01/17/drop-rate-2011-which-receivers-are-dropping-the-ball/

  7. Travis Says:

    Wow my last post I typed like a drunk fool, I apologize!

  8. Brad Says:

    I agree with you Joe. Our best weapons on offense are Blount and Benn. It’s clear to anyone that knows football these guys have talent that was under utilized. Benn clearly would have been more productive if used more. Sure he dropped his share of passes but I believed if used more those drops would have been less. He’s the only guy that could stretch the D but for whatever reason Olson was too stupid to figure it out. Then you have Blount who seem to make an ESPN highlight play every game. How can everyone in the free world know this guy is a weapon but our great coordinator couldn’t figure how to use him on 3rd down or in the hurry up offense.

  9. Morgan Says:


    Point, counterpoint. What skeptics like myself are thinking right now. Prove me and other skeptics wrong, Coach Schiano. I’ll be at RJS watching, rooting….

  10. Joe Says:


    Our best weapons on offense are Blount and Benn. It’s clear to anyone that knows football these guys have talent that was under utilized.

    It was criminal how Blount was misused. Now Joe gets that he was blowing off studying the playbook and being late to meetings if not napping in meetings. OK, then deactivate the guy! If he’s going to be on the active roster — which he was — then use him! He was not used properly at all.

    Don’t get Joe started on the weekly Benn’d Around.

    Joe suspects a good offensive coach can find a way to develop schemes to get people open.

  11. I_Miss#40 Says:

    Bobby, Benn does have better than average speed, which means nothing. I posted this before for those using speed as a knock against Justin Blackmon. Being an excellent wide receiver is about route running, body position, attacking the ball in the air, and hands. There are a ton of guys who can run a 4.4 forty that have 0 success in the NFL (see half of the Raiders franchise), if you can’t run a clean route, use your body to create separation, and go up and get the damn ball…the only time you get those big plays are on busted coverage. Do you want a receiver that can work themselves open, or do you want to hope the other team screws up?

  12. flmike Says:

    We must take into account Freeman’s regression and not being coached/taught how to throw his receivers open, this will change.

  13. Tom Collins Says:

    The greatest receiver of all time ran a 4.7 in the 40…It takes much more than athleticism to become a great player in the NFL.

  14. Mikeck Says:

    Blount missing meetings + Benn & Williams dropping passes + no gap control + penalties = NO DISCIPLINE. That ends hopefully with this coach.

  15. Buc N' A Says:

    If we can get an OC that specializes in big plays ala the Saints and Patriots, life would be good. We’ve NEVER had an explosive offense. I am born and breed to love crushing defense (of course being a Bucs fan) but d*mn it sure would be nice to be able to put up 30 points a game. I’ve never felt what that was like. Must be nice. Come on Schiano, bring us something good on the O side of the ball! And whatever you do get as far away from the GRUDEN playbook as possible. I loved me some Gruden, but the dudes offense was well…offensive. GO BUCS!

  16. Buc N' A Says:

    I forgot to add: Even when Olsen was running the same horrid offense.

  17. Ace Says:

    Travis-While I understand why some people aren’t terribly excited about the hire, I relly think that was poorly written article. The guy didn’t do enough research, as he conveniently left out that Schiano was in the NFL for 3 years as a DB coach for the Bears. Plus the writer said playing in the NFL brings credibility to the locker room, so that’s why a comparison to Harbaugh isn’t a good one…. Mike Singletary anybody?!

  18. SensibleBuc Says:

    Joe…Susan? What an unfortunate name…


  19. Macabee Says:

    Joe, didn’t have email addr handy – thought this might be a future article. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8265cc84/article/morris-turned-down-vikings-for-lesser-post-with-skins