The “Sack-Fumble” Detail

November 27th, 2012

The leader of the New Schiano Order seemingly leaves no stone unturned in his preparation for victory.

The more Joe talks to players, and listens to coaches and players, the more Joe learns about how Greg Schiano has nearly every potential detail covered, if not all of them.

On Schiano’s radio show last night, the head coach talked about E.J. Biggers’ sack and forced fumble Sunday and explained that there’s no such thing as a “sack” under the New Schiano Order. It’s known as a “sack-fumble.” The concept is that if you’re going to sack the quarterback, your goal is to strip a likely vulnerable football.

The replay (and photo here) of Biggers’ sack shows he went into Matt Ryan rather high but right at the football, likely the result of his coaching.

Joe likes the concept. If the sack focus is on the strip as much as the tackle, that could cost the Bucs a sack or two over the course of a season, but it’s also likely going to generate an extra turnover or two. And Joe suspects any coach would take the trade-off.

Also on the detail front, last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Williams explained how intricately the team plans for the Hail Mary pass and how much practice went into the pass to Dallas Clark with eight seconds left Sunday to set up the Hail Mary try to end the game. Williams said the team specifically practices the scenario “eight seconds left” with no timeouts from their own territory and it popped up Sunday.

Yeah, Joe knows the Bucs are 6-5 and don’t execute flawlessly. But Joe has no doubt the team is well coached and derives confidence from its preparation. Those are great things moving forward.

8 Responses to “The “Sack-Fumble” Detail”

  1. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    The New Order needs to place more emphasis on generating a consistent pass rush along the D-line so that the marshmallows can be spared some torture

  2. rachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Man I love love love this coach! Haven’t missed a game this season and they are putting a hell of an entertaining afternoon together at the old ballpark. We are way ahead of schedule any way you cut it! He’s an awesome teacher, but firm. Dungy with balls!

  3. Brain Says:

    There’s no doubting the preparation of the staff but gameday coaching has been questionable at times. FGs don’t win games against the best team in football. but Schiano seemed especially eager to settle for long FG tries instead of playing to win.

  4. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I have totally been drinking the NSO coolaid. I reflect back to where the Bucs were this time last year to where we are today, and it gives me hope that this team will contunue to get better each week as the Schiano preaches. Last year at this time, I was hoping for a good draft pick, now we are talking wild card! Go Bucs.

  5. BrianDorry55 Says:

    Maybe we should spend more time practicing basic fundamentals that put games in jeopardy for us every week…like not letting the receiver get behind you in one-on-one coverage.

  6. Snook Says:

    We’re 6-5 but at least those 5 losses were winnable games.

    Can’t say that for the 12 losses last year.

  7. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I think Simeon Rice had more to do with sack-fumbles for the Bucs than Schiano.

    Here’s a video of the Little General’s daily tackling fundamentals drill.

  8. 507 Bucs fan Says:

    Jason Babin is a Free Agent… at least give him a look I know he’s 32.