Stroughter Praised By Schiano

August 30th, 2012

Would Greg Schiano actually praise Sammie Stroughter’s performance today and then cut him tomorrow? We’re all going to find out soon.

The leader of the New Schiano Order went out of his way to say Stroughter played well against the Redskins during his afternoon news conference today.

Schiano also talked about how there were tough decisions to be made at wide receiver.

Joe’s not going to cry if Stroughter gets cut. But Joe would keep Stroughter. He’s probably the most proven and reliable returner the Bucs have.

19 Responses to “Stroughter Praised By Schiano”

  1. jfgobucs Says:

    Also said he’s looking forward to see Been and Biggers…So I guess the cut talk for them can stop

  2. Garv Says:

    Can Sammie play RG?

  3. OKC_RMC Says:

    “Would Greg Schiano actually praise Sammie Stroughter’s performance today and then cut him tomorrow?”

    He did prior to trading K2 and BP, I don’t see much of a difference here. I wouldn’t necessarily miss Sammie, but i’d wish him the best if hes axed. Our punt returners have all been pretty mediocre lately.

  4. Buxter Says:

    Injuries aside, Stroughter has always played above his draft position. Good team guy that has made some tough catches for us.

  5. Buddhaboy Says:

    not much upside though.

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    I hope he makes a final roster spot somehwere!

    Sammie is a good WR.

  7. Bob Says:

    Sammyand Preston ,should not be on any team

  8. Mr. Patrick Says:

    A very steady, reliable, totally unspectacular player.

  9. bucfanjeff Says:

    Playing well and playing well enough is a big difference.
    Stoughter is gone.

  10. aj Says:

    I’m thinking the Bucs carry 6 receivers into the season, and Shipley will be the odd man out.

  11. st augustine Says:

    “Would Greg Schiano actually praise Sammie Stroughter’s performance today and then cut him tomorrow?”
    Yes. These decisions are “tough” because all coaches have to cut very good players. Nature of the bidniz

  12. bucobruce Says:

    I hope they keep shipley he will get better better as he gets healther

  13. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I know it’s off topic to Stroughter, but keep an eye on Ronald Leary, a rookie guard that Dallas just cut today. He originally had a 2nd round grade on him but teams got scared when they found out he had a degenerative left knee issue that, key word, “might” shorten his career. They liked him so much they gave him, an undrafted free agent, a $390,000 base salary with $214,000 guaranteed. Unheard of for an undrafted free agent rookie.

    Dallas has strong guard play so he didn’t make the cut. I know they’re hoping to get him on the practice squad. Anyway, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Bucs put in a waiver wire claim for him. His upside is tremendous and he has starting guard potential. He’s an upgrade over Jamon Meredith. Just a heads up, not a prediction or anything.

  14. FlBoy84 Says:

    That last comment from Schiano during the interview almost made it sound like Okoye might be one of the cuts. Coach definitely seemed a bit frustrated that he hasn’t been able to practice a bit more than he has and what started as a bit of Winslow-injury management has turned into something else. The “you have to be able to go out there and earn a spot” comment didn’t seem to apply when he was talking about Benn & Biggers. Very curious to see what happens tomm night. He also referenced some “long term” Bucs might be among those cut as well. Quincy Black maybe?

  15. SteveK Says:

    Can’t wait for the second round of Free Agency.

  16. BucFan20 Says:

    Why would a coach go public and say anything bad about a player? That would not look good on them. Or the player if another team may wanted
    to take a look. Why would a coach do that?
    Yes a coach or GM would say good things about a player in public if asked and cut or trade him the next day .

  17. Nick B Says:

    Is it crazy to think the Bucs may start the season with 7 WRs while they figure out who can bring the most value to special teams? That would also give them time to evaluate Shipley a little more, both as a returner and reciever.

  18. lurker Says:

    i still think sgt. stroughter is moving on.

  19. MatthewSRQBucsfan Says:

    This totally reminds of the former Genius Mastermind Himself John Gruden. Quote “I really like that guy..” or ” hey that guy…man, we’re gonna go a long way..” Two weeks later the player’s cut. LOL I remember worrying for somebody if Gruden praised him too much. Knowing the guy has a few days left as a Buccaneer