Greg Schiano Brings Hammer Down Swiftly

May 4th, 2012

Today, for many draftees and free agents, it was their first taste of the NFL on the practice fields of One Buc Palace.

More importantly, it was the rookies Bucs’ first taste of the New Schiano Order.

New Bucs coach Greg Schiano laid down the law with the rookies right off the bat. After the players performed their requisite stretching before workouts, they were ordered to break into their position groups.

It didn’t take five seconds before the players felt the wrath of Schiano.

What was a somewhat peaceful, yet steamy afternoon, was soon pierced by Schiano’s shrill holler.

“You guys want to make the team and your are half-assing it?” Schiano bellowed.

The players were quickly ordered to get back to their original spot on the practice field and hustle to their groups.

Double-time if not quicker.

The players then sprinted in haste to their stretching spots and bolted to their respective position groups.

It was a clear, stark contrast from practices in past years. Everything was done with a purpose, quickly, no jogging, no loafing. There was only so many minutes the team practiced today and clearly coaches wanted to squeeze every precious second out of it to good order.

A New Schiano Order.

14 Responses to “Greg Schiano Brings Hammer Down Swiftly”

  1. deminion Says:

    NSO GO Bucs!!!

  2. BucWild007 Says:

    Loving it! No 2Pac heard from the speakers and players actually moving with a purpose!!! NSO!

  3. Sam Says:

    Love that Schiano has brought this mentality to the NFL and more importantly Tampa Bay. This is how football practices are supposed to be its like this from highschool and college. Why should it change just because they’re getting paid millions

  4. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Within the next two years schiano will be coach of the year for transforming the bucs on the field to a winning team and everything he does off the field. New schiano order.

  5. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Football, real football again.

  6. Fear The Glow Says:

    It’s becoming clear why they dropped Haynesworth as fast as they possibly could. Schiano isn’t putting up with any crap. Don’t like it? Too damn bad!

  7. Eric Says:

    Reminds me of chuck Noll….

  8. D Says:

    You can do that with rookies. Let’s see how it goes with Pros….

  9. advertise here! Says:

    let’s see how it goes with the pros? first off there are very few ‘pros’ here as was proved last year and from what they showed me if they don’t like this type of coaching then cut/bench them. These pro’s you’re talking about were part of perhaps the worst bucs team of all time. let’s see how it goes with the pros…..screw them.

  10. Bobby Says:

    Eric…you remind me of Dew Chebag.

  11. BucFan20 Says:

    Knew it would not take long for someone to cry here about the coaching style. Oh well… To bad. It’s a new way in Tampa Bay! Don’t like it . They can get out. Keep it up Coach!!

    ILove the NOS!!

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  13. 941-Bucs Says:

    Love it. Every bit of it. I am gaining a Man-crush on Schiano. Everything this guy is about is order and structured. A Far cry from the norm around here.

    He has the fire of Gruden and the very structured disciplined style of Dungy. This blend can turn out well. I believe it is exactly what this young group of very talented men needed to take that next step forward in their careers.

    Go Schiano and Go Bucs!!! I have a whole knew found respect and love for the franchise. They are doing so many good things and i am not just referring to using the payroll. The Atmosphere and image of the Bucs is being renewed.

  14. mr.t.50 Says:

    It reminds me of the first (and only) year I played football in high school. Our coaches had the same mentality as Schiano does now, because the year before I played our school had a crappy losing season. So, the following year when I played we ended up having a pretty good winning record. I hope that the same happens for the Bucs. I’m really stoked for this season.