Schiano Sensing More Tight End Action

November 20th, 2012

Joe loves when the leader of the New Schiano Order gets into Xs and Os. One day Joe hopes to talk real football with Greg Schiano over a baloney sandwich and a side of proper pasta and two drinks.

Last night the head coach talked a little offense with a fan and revealed why he expects to see significantly more work for his tight ends as the playoff hunt marches on. The revelation came down during an exchange on The Greg Schiano Show on WDAE-AM 620.

Caller: I thought it was a great adjustment when the fade was taken away to start hitting Dallas Clark. … Is he going to be more of a focal point of our offense now that teams are trying to takeaway the fade?

Schiano: I think you’re right. I think that, you know, as we move forward and people start doing some double clouded corners, which means rolling the two corners up on and having some help over the top, if you don’t use your tight end, you’re kind of out of luck. And we have some tight ends, not only in Dallas but in Luke [Stocker]. And we need to make sure that we utilize them in the pass game, and we will. I think we have to an extent ala the winning touchdown [Sunday], but there’s more. I think there’s more to come here as the offense continues to expand.

Joe agrees with Schiano’s premise that team’s will look to take away the Bucs’ explosive plays in the passing game. There’s no logic to doing anything else, especially considering that Josh Freeman’s weakness lies in the shorter throws.

Regardless, preparing to stop the Bucs offense is brutally tough duty for any defense.

10 Responses to “Schiano Sensing More Tight End Action”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    “Regardless, preparing to stop the Bucs offense is brutally tough duty for any defense.”

    Who woulda ever thought we would be reading those words when discussing our Bucs! Hahaha that makes me so happy Joe 🙂

  2. Jordan Says:

    I’m all for getting the the TEs more action. Though I must admit, so far Stocker (the few times he gets on the field) has not performed like a effective TE. I couldn’t believe his drop this last Sunday in Carolina. We traded up for this guy? Hopefully he’ll get his ish together.

  3. Ramdog Says:

    Agreed that drop was a drive killer he needs to make the most of his opportunities. He is a better run blocker so if he can stop being a T-Rex and grow some hands we would be in that much better shape. But until that happens Dallas Clark is playing pretty darn good. Funny how everyone was complaining about the human offensive interference call or the Douche Bag known as Kellen Winslow when Schiano cut him. He is no longer in football, same with Brian Price and Tanard Jackson I believe. Schiano came in and cleaned house that is for sure.

  4. Sneedy16 Says:

    I hope the bucs go after the Redskins Fred Davis if he hits the Free Agency. Him and Dallas Clark would solidify the passing game.

  5. Celly Says:

    @Sneedy…….I think we (like the rest of the NFL is trying to do) would be better served finding and drafting a TE that can block AND catch (see: Gronk). We already have tight ends that can block and some that can catch, but don’t have one that can do both elitely.

  6. 1976Buc Says:

    If history prevails this means the TE’s will not play a part this year. Smoke and Mirrors…..and that’s OK 🙂

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    If only Stone Hand Luke could actually catch the ball, he might be pretty good because his blocking has been improving.

  8. raphael Says:

    I am all for more tight end action 🙂 🙂

  9. mikeck Says:

    Dammit ….Raphael beat me to it!

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