Schiano Feeling “The Swarm”

August 7th, 2012

If Greg Schiano is to be believed, the energy from the Bucs’ defense will rival that of the glory days when, as Derrick Brooks likes to say, nobody conceded a blade of grass.

There will be no loafing under the New Schiano Order. (And hopefully fans won’t feel like a pinched loaf after watching Bucs games.)

Greg Schiano watched tape of the 2011 Bucs and saw unacceptable pursuit to the football. But so far, Schiano said, the swarm has returned to the Bucs’ defense.

Schiano was hit with tough questions by former Bucs guard Ian Beckles after practice today on WDAE-AM 620, and one was on why this Bucs defense will be better than the horrendous 2011 version.

“I think we’re smarwing the football considerably better than what I watched on tape in the last eight weeks [last season],” Schiano said. “Not that there weren’t guys that were swarming, but I’m talking collectively as a unit. We are very, very aware and cognizant of that. And we make them very, very aware of it to the point where when we don’t do it the right way, there’s consequence. And, you know, we study that every practice tape. That’s the first thing. We have separate people that go study that because I don’t think there’s any substitute in defensive football for swarm. And, you know, that’s everything I’ve ever learned about the game defensively. That’s got to be the No. 1 thing we preach.”

Joe enjoyed Schiano’s line about “separate people” whose job is to spot practice loafers. Joe wouldn’t mind a job like that.

Joe definitely recommends the entire interview below. Schiano gets peppered with Gerald McCoy questions and explains McCoy’s potential but says he wants to evaluate McCoy in a game.

6 Responses to “Schiano Feeling “The Swarm””

  1. Bobby Says:

    Why didn’t Schiano just tell Beckles “Ian, you don’t have what it takes to be a Buc commentator. I’ll field one question from Ron.”

  2. Knucknbuc Says:

    Exactly @bobby. Schiano should of said look Ian u dont have enough “dog” in u to ask me questions about my football team so stfu.

  3. MrGone Says:

    Ron doesn’t have it either

  4. Nick Says:

    Schiano is so completely opposite of Raheem and so much what we lacked last year. Accountability for every player when last year we had none. So happy we got a head coach with some guts to challenge lazy players.

  5. george john Says:

    Well said Nick!

  6. rdbucfan Says:

    It wasn’t just last year that the swarm was missing. The swarm disappeared when Morris became HC and DC. I’ve mentioned this before. I’m glad the D is going to be gang tackling / swarming to the ball again.