Details Lead To Success For New Shiano Order

June 7th, 2012

It seems some, for reasons unknown, are unnerved by the New Schiano Order.

Already cricket-watching, scone-loathing Peter King of Sports Illustrated has mocked new Bucs coach Greg Schiano for his thermostat ways and pasta preferences. But not all are on board with King’s scoffing of Schiano.

It seems noted columnist Dan Pompei — who Joe briefly worked with, seemingly in another life — has a different view of Schiano. Pompei, via National Football Post, believes there is method to Schiano’s madness.

Schiano has been the subject of some attention over the last couple weeks. He traded away tight end Kellen Winslow, the Bucs’ most productive receiver a year ago, and then my friend Peter King reported Schiano monitors the temperature in Bucs meeting rooms.

Screw loose? Hardly. Schiano has reasons for doing everything he does, and he is one impressive coach. I don’t say this about many coaches, but I will be surprised if he isn’t very successful in the NFL.

So I asked Schiano what he was looking for in “Buccaneer men.” He said, “Guys you can trust. Guys who believe in what we’re doing. Guys who are accountable to each other–things that are becoming more rare every day in our world.”

Look, Joe believes this attention to Schiano’s attention to detail is a bit silly. First, who among us would not complain to a waiter if we were not served the specific pasta we ordered? Mocking Schiano for allegedly sending a staffer to complain about a pasta order gone wrong nearly smacks Joe of hypocrisy.

Joe seems to remember how Tom Coughlin penalizes players for not arriving to meetings and practices five minutes early.

How has rigid detail worked for Coughlin?

17 Responses to “Details Lead To Success For New Shiano Order”

  1. Bobby Says:

    I love this philosophy. Football is a team sport. You can have great success with less talent if everyone is working as a unit. I also believe that Schiano will do well in the NFL. He understands how to build a ‘team’ as well as a program. Attention to detail will pay it’s dividends as the team matures.

  2. flmike Says:

    Not that this validates what I have personally heard, but, the thought by NFL writers that Schiano will succeed seems to be pretty wide spread.

  3. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I feel weird saying this, mainly because it seems like a pipe dream…but Schiano really does remind me of a certain Patriots head coach.

  4. ClayBURN94 Says:

    I wonder what Eric has to say about this. He also mocks schiano on almost every post by saying “bite the ball” and other detail oriented things schiano has coached. Eric is a tool and knows nothing about football or any team sport for that matter. Schiano is already hell of alot better than rah rah and players like E.j. biggers are saying he knows where to be more in this defense than he did all of last year. Granted Schiano still has 0 wins but I would rather have a strict detail oriented coach than a coach like RAH RAH. So Eric gtfo.

  5. Buxter Says:

    Ever wonder how the Rays consistently do more with less?

    It’s in the details.

    Yeah, Maddon will drive you nuts sometimes but I’d rather be a stir crazy winner.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I will bitch about lousy food, or being served food that is not what I ordered.
    Catering costs for a large crowd ain’t cheap. Schiano has a right to bitch. Pasta is “sacred” to us Italians, don’t mess it up!

  7. McBuc Says:

    Layburn, I disgaree with almost everything Eric says, but sometimes he does make me laugh. He is the one hater that seems to get a chuckle out of me, even if what he is saying is totally on the otherside of the ffence as me. He is one funny hater.

  8. McBuc Says:

    Sorry Clayburn…that was typo on your name not some kind of a way to mess with you. I know some of the guys on the site like to change up other’s screen names.

  9. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Haha layburn. It makes me laugh when he throws out his baseless oppinions without fact. I guess he wouldnt like bellicheat either seeing how hes a also a very detail oriented coach.

  10. Miguel Grande Says:

    Winning is the best deodorant. A football coach can get away with a lot of eccentricity and craziness if he wins. See Bill Belichek.

    The Little General is basking in the warm glow of his honeymoon period before the contests begin. Once, he extends the losing streak, every detail will be questioned. Reality is a beast.

    I am blessed with the vision and the freedom to point out that the emperor wears no clothes. When I see it, I say it.

    Nothing turns my stomach more than grown men gushing over every word or every move a new, unproven coach makes. We saw it with Raheem and we saw it with Gruden and Dungy. If the W”s don’t exceed the L’s it then become politically correct to question the decisions. It sells newspapers and increases web page views.

    Why wait?

  11. OAR Says:

    I had a layburn once! And, had to go to the doctor soon after.

  12. jvato24 Says:

    Schiano has a great mentality and is striving for greatness in the smallest of things. Im pretty sure Bill Walsh had some crazy tendencies too. Schiano reminds me of Lombardi in his approach and belief in the Fundamentals.

  13. TrueBlue Says:

    @Miguel, I think you are wrong about the nature of gushing. There’s a difference between being a fan and being a critic. It’s the prerogative of a fan to gush about anything he sees that may make his team better. It’s optimism at its finest.

    It’s the critic who turns whatever new thing that happens into a worse case scenario. They fear their own emotional hopes being dashed once again.

    Then there are the fence setters who don’t have the courage of their own convictions. For them it’s always wait and see.

  14. RustyRhino Says:

    Step right up and JUMP!! I am next to jump off this Fence….Do not be scared, just jump. I am next.. Wahooo!!!!

  15. McBuc Says:

    @OAR – LOL, still keeping us laughing around here, keep it up. I always look forward to your posts.

    @Trueblue – You nailed it!

  16. ElioT Says:

    I don’t think you can ever go wrong with focusing on the details. The Bucs may not be “world-beaters” this season but if they (and we fans as well) stay the course and don’t panic, that good things will happen eventually.

    I think to build a consistent, solid football team (or business); you must place a precident on the little things that fortify and make up the foundation of which you can build on.

    I’ll try my best to be patient this year and focus on the long run as I think in two to three years the Bucs could be a Championship caliber team.

  17. Oahubuc Says:

    Who was gushing over Raheem? As soon as he managed to get a sentence together it was clear to most that he was a clown.