Laying Down The Law

April 3rd, 2012

Yesterday, aside from a handful of players, it was the first time the Bucs were able to meet their new coach in person and learn what to expect from a man, who by all appearances, is a non-nonsense kinda coach.

While Schiano may not be a soulless taskmaster, it sure seems like he has no problem letting players know there will be one way to grow, gel, and yes, win as a team.

That’s the gist of what cool cat Scott Purks reported on’s Rapid Reports, filed from One Buc Palace yesterday.

Coach Greg Schiano on what he told his team regarding discipline during their first meeting Monday: “What (the players will) figure out very quickly, is that there’s a right way and a wrong way as far as I’m concerned, and we’re going to do it the right way.”

Aside from Schiano’s Belichickian-like paranoia about not allowing the Bucs’ first preseason opponent the opportunity to know how much he will run a defense, Joe really likes what Schiano has to say and Joe also believes that several on the Bucs roster were in for a rude awakening yesterday.

Things are different at One Buc Palace now. For some players to adapt from the carefree style of Raheem Morris to the rigid format of Schiano, said players may be in for a long summer.

Quite possibly a dirty black summer.

14 Responses to “Laying Down The Law”

  1. MTM Says:

    Good I am glad to here that the defense will be pushed hard. It was obvious last year that they had no nasty in them.

  2. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Apparently, the 17-31, last place finishing, no playoff, no discipline, no accountability system of the last 3 years – wasnt the right way.

    Sorry Captain Tim, it keeps getting worse and worse for rahrah.

  3. Brandon Says:

    “What (the players will) figure out very quickly, is that there’s a right way and a wrong way as far as I’m concerned, and we’re going to do it the right way.”

    Unless that player is Morris Claiborne. He doesn’t figure anything out very quickly. Acoording to PFT, he scored a FOUR on the Wonderlic test… a FOUR!!!! It’s a wonder Claiborne can run and remember to bite down to keep his mouthpiece in at the same time.

    Not really sure how stupid a 4 makes Claiborne, but generally speaking, stupid people don’t make particularly good NFL players and do stupid things. Vince Young was laughed at for getting a SIX, but a FOUR? I’ve never heard of a score so low.

    All the more reason to trade down and nab Kuechly if for no other reason that we don’t have to hire an additional staff member to continually follow Claiborne around on the sideline and around the facility to wipe drool from his chin.

  4. Miguel Grande Says:

    I can’t imagine a valid excuse for a player to miss this opportunity to meet and greet the new coaching regime. I find it interesting that Coach Schiano didn’t call them out publicly.

    I believe Gruden would have done just that. With a bright red face and veins bulging out of his forehead, he would have dropped a veiled threat upon them and their agents. First thing Gruden did when taking over the Bucs was to get their attention. He then won a Super Bowl. Too bad he couldn’t keep their attention.

    Raheem would have created a new word like yabsent.

  5. Jimmy Says:


    Time to put away the iPods.

  6. Matt Says:

    Matt: Maybe. As always Joe encourages links to be e-mailed to him as to not hijack a thread. Thanks man. — Joe.



    That’s funny.

  8. Macabee Says:


    Ryan Leaf scored a 27 on the Wonderlic! Now what was your point?

  9. SensibleBuc Says:

    Wonderlic Scores:

    Hakeem Nicks: 11
    Pat Peterson: 9
    AJ Green: 10

  10. Marques Says:


    A 4 on the wonderlic ? Are you kidding me.

    No brains, no sense, NO THANKS.

    We need intelligent, responsible, mature football players.

    We don’t need players however talented the kid may be witha 4 on the wonderlic.

    Not today NOT EVER !

  11. Brandon Says:

    Vince Young-6

    MacAbee-27 hardly makes him a genius. As a matter of fact, a 27 is slightly above average. Leaf was on crack when he took the test, and despite the fact that the test was timed, he still had time after he finished to go back and review his answers, then crawl across the room and look at Peyton’s test then change his answers.

    Considering there’s 50 questions on the test, if a player knows he’s stupid, he could just randomly choose A for every answer and stand a pretty good chance of getting 12-13 right… the sad thing is that Claiborne doesn’t know how stupid he is.

  12. ClayBURN94 Says:

    @sensiblebuc that’s still not a 4 lmao. I don’t think you could score a 4 even if you tried.

  13. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Clayburn

    Time constraints are the key to the test. It doesn’t matter how smart you are. You can’t study for the Wonderlic. It merely tests how well you make decisions under pressure.

  14. Bobby Says:

    Do you really think it matters?? Now, if it sere Trent Richardson who scored a 4 I wonder how many would be saying we should pass….. It’s football people, not the bar exam. If he learned the playbook at LSU and we have his college coach here at Tampa I think he can learn the system here. Some of the posts I read make me think his 4 is 3 points ahead of where you’d be….