Process Over Results

February 18th, 2013

He’s unlikely to be a Buccaneer for long, but Eric Wright isn’t acting like it. He’s certainly been talking the talk on Twitter, and also via his website.

In a recent entry titled, The Learning Curve and Having Perspective, Wright wrote about Greg Schiano being completely focused on the ways of the New Schiano Order and not the won-loss column.

It was a matter of coming in and building a culture where winning is expected, hard work is expected and the process is more important than the results. He wanted to focus on the process and not the result, and I think we took things like that into consideration as far as helping us get to where we want to be.

Joe read this and couldn’t help but remember Schiano going wild to the secondary, and specifically Anthony Gaitor, against Atlanta during the final game of the season. He was screaming various forms of “Do your job.” It was like Schiano’s end-of-the-season, last stand for the “process.”

Schiano said multiple times last season how much more he would be able to accomplish in the 2013 offseason because his team would come in knowing the “process” of the New Schiano Order, and new players — draft picks and free agents — would be able to adapt faster because most of their peers could help show them the way.

Joe can’t wait to see it, coach. Your team returns in about seven weeks.

10 Responses to “Process Over Results”

  1. Justin P's Dwindling Radio "career" Says:

    This team is going to EXPLODE the next 2 years!!!! In a good way!

  2. the_buc_realist Says:

    If the Gm would stop making more mistakes than decent moves, we would be playoff bound this year. Its a shame that the front office cannot get the coaching staff better talent.

  3. TrueBlue Says:

    The GM’s doing a great job. Yes, like all GM’s he’s had some mistakes, but overall his accomplishments far outweigh those mistakes. Schiano is Dom’s coach, not Morris. Last year’s FA signings and draft were nothing short of excellence. The Bucs and we fans are fortunate to have him.

  4. Macabee Says:

    Don’t count Eric Wright out just yet. If Schiano was anxious to get rid of Wright, he would have been gone. But for an adderall pill, Wright has no NFL black marks. They will wait and see what alternative is better before they do something. We need to think in terms of LCBs and RCBs in Schiano’s system. Wright is a RCB, who can play when he’s on the field. I think his health may be the deciding factor more than his suspension. Oft-injured Derek Cox may not be a better alternative. If they can agree to fixing his contract value, his chances are better!

  5. Tim Says:


    Have you heard anything about the possibility of the Bucs restructuring Wright’s contract? I’m not sure if it’s possible but I thought it might not be such a bad idea as opposed to just releasing him. Hear me out.

    We can all agree he’s not a shut down corner by any means but compared to what’s available in FA and the draft he’s at the very least in the upper half. If possible, you restructure his deal and reduce his hit against the cap. You build in another clause that allows you to simply release him with no penalty if he messes up again. As of late he seems to be more on the New Schiano Order bandwagon. Maybe it’s a ploy to keep his job or maybe he sees the writing on the wall (in terms of his overall NFL career) and is trying to change his ways. No one really knows but Wright. It just seems to me like a small risk to pay for a potentially solid # 2 corner (if you restructure and put in a clause).

    Just my two scents. Curious on your thoughts or inside information…

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Joe, you’ve been taking a stance on Wright that it won’t be easy to extricate yourself from if he ends up staying. I’m thinking you might be wiping a little bit of egg off your face. You seem certain he’s gone, but I think there’s actually a 50/50 chance the Bucs keep him. If he’s willing to restructure his contract you can take that up to 75/25 or higher.

    By the time the free agency bell rings there’s likely to be few, if any, CB’s that are guaranteed upgrades over Wright. He doesn’t have a history of trouble in the league prior to his Adderall suspension either (his arrest for suspected DUI means nothing as they dropped charges; and USC doesn’t count as that wasn’t the NFL and anyway he wasn’t convicted of anything). So in actuality he has one strike against him. That’s it.

    You also don’t know how hard he works behind the scenes. Is Schiano happy with his work ethic? Is he a good teammate? Is he considered a solid guy in the locker room? If the answer is yes to all these questions you can bet the Bucs are looking for a way to keep him in town. The media’s image, and the fans’ image, of a player is meaningless. What counts is the image Dominik & Schiano have of him, and that’s ALL that counts. Media & fans don’t get a vote. The Bucs will do what’s best for the team, not what’s best for some particular group’s opinion. You can count on that.

  7. buccanay Says:

    My guess would be the Bucs use some sort of weighted-average system to give each player a score with respect to their position. Something like giving the position of need(CB) the highest % and the lowest(PK) the lowest, and everything else somewhere in between. Example CB has 90%position of need, but player is rated a 86, and OG is rated at 70% and player is rated an 91. CB is 90%(86)=77.4……and the OG is 70%(91)=63.7……….or some method to determine positional value

  8. buccanay Says:

    Oops wrong thead.

  9. 4everBucsFan Says:

    7 weeks is a ‘frigging eternity” ….c’mon combines.

  10. andres Says:

    Sign old, hurt, slow Grimes or keep the the best corner on your team who has more career INTs than Grimes? Hum… Hum…