Peter King Bows To Greg Schiano

November 5th, 2012

Popcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chugging Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame, has bestowed one of his highest honors to Greg Schiano, via King’s famous Monday Morning Quarterback column.

King lauds for Schiano for his work on and off the field over the past few days and beyond

Coach of the Week

Greg Schiano, head coach, Tampa Bay. At 1-3 in the first quarter of the season, and then having Aqib Talib, his best cover corner, suspended on the eve of the Bucs’ fifth game, Schiano faced the prospect of an embarrassing first season as he tried to transform a soft team into a competitive one. But in the next four weeks, Schiano, with an assist from GM Mark Dominik, continued to remake the team, dumping Talib and a seventh-round pick on New England for a fourth-rounder in 2013 and winning three of four games.

The 42-32 victory in Oakland continued to show that Schiano’s way on offense can work. He’s determined to be able to run the ball for big chunks in a league where offense seems to be increasingly measured by how gaudy their passing numbers can be. After half a season, Schiano has made his mark in a way the Bucs could have only dreamed of when they made him their surprising hire to replace Raheem Morris last winter.

Interesting thought by King that Schiano has reached or exceeded (to date) the dreams the Bucs had for him when they hired him, but Joe wouldn’t go that far.

Joe suspects Team Glazer has gotten just what it expected when it hired Schiano: a competitive play-for-60-minutes team on the rise.

14 Responses to “Peter King Bows To Greg Schiano”

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    Miguel is not impressed. Chip Kelly would have won yesterday 52-22.

  2. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Wow…just yesterday I predicted King would have to eat Crow. Nice!

    The team is getting better and better, but I can’t wait till everyone is healthy and we have fewer nail-biters, lol.

    Great win yesterday!

  3. FlBoy84 Says:

    Think it really goes back to the whole “just do your job” mentality that’s preached over and over daily in the building by the staff. Still a ways to go but it’s nice to actually enjoy watching football again win or lose after the display that was put on last season.

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    On a side note…CB penalties nearly lost us that game. Again…Martin saved us. The picks helped as well. But I have to say…Biggers worries me…still.

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    I agree Biggers isn’t very good, but it is Wright that pisses me off more than the others. He’s making a LOT of money while not making many plays.

  6. Lev Says:

    Barber needs to move back to corner and ahmad black should move to safety…. Thats if we want the best players on the field… What do u guys think?

  7. FlBoy84 Says:

    I think we should leave it to the coaches, who have much more insight than us.

  8. the_buc_realist Says:

    If only our GM could live up to expectations of what he was hired for.

  9. Teddy Says:

    Realist, our GM is doing exactly what he was hired for, and that is to set this team up to be a consistent winner. That doesn’t happen overnight, and although the team is 4-4 right now and playing well on offense, an 8-8 season would be a great finish for this team, considering that the combined record of the 8 first half opponents was fifteen games below .500 whereas the teams we play in the second half of the season are a combined seven games over .500 at the midway point.

    This guy hit on three starters (dare I say future stars?) in his first three picks this past April. Another draft like the past couple, and the Glazers have a consistent playoff team, which is EXACTLY what Mark Dominik was hired to do.

  10. snook Says:

    Suck it, King.

  11. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I have to give props to the Little General for flying a team out to the Left Coast and coming back victorious. The Bucs have had good coaches that were unable to do that.

    On the other hand, it’s very hard to lose when you get almost 300 yards rushing.

    I’m still disturbed by when he feels he needs to take the reins and call time outs. He simply has no concept of clock management or strategy. If he would just not interfere the team just might prosper.

    Now because of his ridiculous victory formation knee assaults the Bucs are afraid to use them. Martin’s agent is going to get pissed, when his client is asked to run backwards, to chew clock. RB’s get paid to run forward. Instead of losing 15 yards, he could have added 15 yards to his record setting total.

    How about calling time out with 2 seconds left? It’s a good thing Buddy Ryan wasn’t the opposing coach, there would have been a HC scrap at midfield.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “On the other hand, it’s very hard to lose when you get almost 300 yards rushing.”


    Remind me, how many yards did Oregon rush for on Saturday? Funny, I doubt you say the same thing about Oregon (who by the way played an almost identical game to us yesterday).

    As for the timeouts, he probably called them because they were necessary. Perhaps they didn’t like the play call, or perhaps they weren’t lined up correctly. As for the timeout with 2 seconds left, I suggest you go back And watch the game. He called the timeout because it was fourth down and the play clock was going to expire. He didn’t want to punt the ball, so he told freeman to take the snap and wait 2 seconds until the clock expired. Seemed to work just fine, don’t you think?

    I don’t think Doug Martin cares about his stats. Don’t believe me- watch the post game press conference. He’s very unselfish, and a true team player. You’re not his agent, so the “if” you speak of is irrelevant.

  13. Orlando bucs fan Says:

    Wow nice backhanded compliment.

  14. Teddy Says:

    Umm, Miguel – were you actually watching the same game as the rest of us? They had to run one more play or else the play clock would’ve expired before the game clock ran out. It was fourth down, and they didn’t want to punt the ball away. Hence, they ran the play clock down as far as possible, called their last time out, then Schiano instructed Josh to take the shotgun snap in victory formation, watch the clock until it hit 0:00, then take a knee. If you go back and watch the tape, you can see that’s exactly what happened. It was smart clock management to do what Schiano did, and it was executed to perfection by Freeman and co.

    Wow. The ignorance abounds…