Schiano Won’t Talk Winlsow

May 22nd, 2012

A new tenet of the New Schiano World Order was unveiled today after Bucs practice.

Peppered with questions about freshly departed Kellen Winslow, Greg Schiano was clear that questions about ex-players — even it’s less-than-a-day-old news — will not be on his agenda this season.

“You know, we’re going to do something here,” Schiano said. “Whenever a decision’s made, I’m not going to look back on them. I’m just going to focus on the guys that are here.”

Schiano was then asked several different ways about Winslow and Schiano consistently said in some form or another that “I’d rather talk about the guys that are here.”

Joe has no problem with Schiano’s attitude, but it would be nicer if he simply said said he evaluated Winslow and thought the Bucs would be their best selves without him. Something for fans and media to bite into is always better than a version of Warren Sapp’s notorious “next question” model.

Of course, none of this is suprising about Schiano. He’s no rambling Raheem Morris, and Schiano is far too busy to be talking about Winslow when he’s trying to maximize the 1440 minutes in a day, as he likes to reference.

On whether the Dallas Clark signing sent a message to Luke Stocker, Schiano said, “There’s no message.”

Joe will have more from practice throughout the day.

17 Responses to “Schiano Won’t Talk Winlsow”

  1. Orlandobucfan Says:

    What are the chances we can get schiano consistently in bucs gear. Follow schianos advice when he made the move to the bucs he never looked back.

  2. Colorado Buc Says:

    I like it, it reminds me of “Loose lips sink ships” it’s great. Not his fault that reporters had to try and ask a few more times in different ways. The message is Schiano will not let the Bucs become a circus, and the players will receive the message loud and clear behind closed doors.

  3. Architek Says:

    Why does he owe media outlets information about a business decision?

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    I think we pretty much know why. Confirmation does very little at this point.
    On the flip side, Dallas Clark is a great pickup and is willing to practice. 🙂

  5. Joe Says:


    Why does he owe media outlets information about a business decision?

    Oh, probably because tens of thousands of people spend thousands of dollars annually on season tickets, not to mention the good citizens of Hillsborough County helped build the stadium Schiano’s team plays in.

    Just replace “media” with “fans.”

    The Bucs spent a heavy price on a “business decision” to acquire Winslow. Now he is gone. Joe only thinks it is fair for Schiano to explain why. Joe doesn’t believe al-Qaeda will use this information to harm the republic.

    Schiano said he only wants to talk about the current team. Well, this decision affected the current team.

  6. Macabee Says:

    Good! Because we heard enough about Winslow from Eric yesterday. God bless his little cynical heart! lol

  7. Eric Says:

    I must have over cooked it a hair……….

  8. Bill Says:

    Architek – Schiano doesn’t. But then don’t go talking about how you want to re-connect with the community. Winslow had a lot of fans and success here. I have his jersey and would have appreciated a couple of sentences about why he’s gone.

  9. Macabee Says:


    Don’t take my feeble attempt at dry wit as a complaint. I enjoy your posts – some comical, some a little acerbic, but usually informative.

    My philosophy on web opinion – amused by some, informed by others, respect all!

    Google Antisthenes, may have been in your family tree! lol

  10. Garv Says:

    Gee Willikers, I have an old Michael Clayton jersey from his rookie season and wish he was still a Buccaneer so I could be cool when seen in it.

    GROW UP!!!!! Coach Schaino is right and focused on what IS important and not what on the media and the “experts” want to hear. I for one LIKE THAT!!!

  11. flmike Says:

    Gen. Schiano reminds me of Belicheat, but with a working moral and ethical compass.

  12. princespanky Says:

    I was also found sporting a Winslow jersey at numerous games over the last few years and for a few hours the decision wasn’t sitting right with me. That was until I watched what Clark was doing in practice (he was there for one thing). Yeah I have concerns about signing a 33 year old to replace Winslow but his hands are silk. If he can stay healthy he will be a model team mate and citizen in the locker room and can (has put up ridiculous numbers) provide more upside as a receiver. I will miss K2 but if he doesn’t fit and we win more without him then I am in… guess I have to order a new jersey.

  13. Mr lucky Says:

    Hey joe any chance one of you reporters asks the new coach hoe HE wears his underwear? (remember the Raheem quote?)

  14. Mr lucky Says:

    Joe how come we never saw any more pics of Winslows Mrs? True she wasn’t a Camellia Garcia but still cute. Is there a double standard or just lack of Buc wives in bikini’s?

  15. Oahubuc Says:

    Really? People need to be told why Winslow was traded? I don’t see this offense having anywhere near the receiving role for tight ends that justified having a non-blocking, non-practicing, QB-manipulating, 0-yards-after-contact guy at that position. And yes, I have a Winslow jersey. Creamsicle. Been a fan since Miami.

  16. passthebuc Says:

    I agree with GS. Why discuss or focus on the past at all. The past will not win any games.

  17. AtlBucsFan Says:

    Joe – Schiano answered any questions the media might have. You suggest “it would be nicer if he simply said said he evaluated Winslow and thought the Bucs would be their best selves without him.” Nicer? Yes. But his actions answered the mail. All the media has to do is report it and comment.

    Clearly Winslow did not fit the mold. The Bucs are moving on.