Schiano Displeased By Effort

August 1st, 2012

“Attitude’s a choice. We’ve had five practices and I’d say probably 2 1/2 of them have been at a level where that’s what we need to be. And 2 1/2 of them have not been. And you know I’m very honest with our guys. I told them from Day 1, ‘I’m not going to BS you. I’m going to let you know where we stand.’ Today, there was some really good stuff coming off a [day off]. I thought we started fast. We started with fresh legs. And we about midway through the practice we began to wane. And we can’t do that. As you get to the end of the game you have to be at your best. That’s when games are decided in this league. I read something where 72 percent of the games are decided by seven points or less. So that’s what we need to practice for, prepare for, and learn to be at our best, you know, in that fourth quarter. And that’s attitude. That’s a choice when you’re tired and you’re hurtin’. It’s also a habit. You gotta make it a habit by doing it every day in practice. There’s no double sessions anymore, so you gotta do it all in one practice, which makes for a little bit longer of a practice. Guys gotta fight through it.” — Greg Schiano following today’s practice.

Check out the whole interview below with Schiano on The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620. Schiano touches on many subjects, including Gerald McCoy’s “elite get-off.”

5 Responses to “Schiano Displeased By Effort”

  1. Bucincharlottenc Says:

    If this all translates to wins, that will be the icing. The cake is having a coach who talks about things like he has a plan and a clue. I love this guy.

  2. Miguel Grande Says:

    If he had a plan and a clue he wouldn’t have ruined their legs before the first practice with those insane 16X110 yard sprints. He admits that half of the practices have been sub par and even now after a day off the players legs are fading out.

    McCoy has a great get off because he’s timing the snap count during these practices. During a real game, Drew Brees will eat his lunch by varying the count.

    Beckles is a grizzled NFL veteran and knows about the war in the trenches. He’s not the only one who says GMC is soft.

  3. kh Says:

    What a load of BS Miguel Grande, just about every team in the NFL does similar conditioning tests, go buy a clue.

  4. Eric Says:

    I’m warming up to the guy.

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Joe…I got spammed.