Schiano Updates Barber, Freeman Status

April 15th, 2013

greg schiano 0910Sporting a blue dress  shirt and a mellow demeanor, the leader of the New Schiano Order took to the podium at One Buc Palace today and answered various questions on all things Bucs.

Here are Joe’s highlights from Schiano’s comments.

*All Buccaneers reported back for opening day of spring workouts today except for Eric Wright, whose wife gave birth yesterday.

*Asked to update Ronde Barber’s status, Schiano smiled and said there were “no developments, which is fine.” He said the Bucs and Barber are just in “the process of figuring it out” and the Bucs are nowhere near any deadline for Barber’s decision.

*Adrian Clayborn looks good and feels good.

*Schiano said he’s so happy to be in Year 2 of his regime and it’s great and beneficial to be in meetings today with players studying their own video, versus Rutgers video or that of other NFL teams.

*Schiano called Orlovsky “an excellent backup.” And Schiano said “I’m good with that,” referring to a scenario that would include no additional competition for Josh Freeman. He said Freeman has remained in great physical condition.

*A rookie cornerback should have no major issues becoming a starter in his defense, “I think that guy would be capable, whoever that guy is,” Schiano said.

*Schiano gave no real update on Darrelle Revis and apologized for being evasive.

14 Responses to “Schiano Updates Barber, Freeman Status”

  1. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    The comment on a rookie corner having no issues is probably the most interesting one. That could be a shot at the Jets that they are prepared to start a rookie. I am not sure how true that is though. We had a bunch of rookies / guys with little experience that got absolutely torched last season.

    Nice to hear the injury updates. We need Clayborn back at or near 100 percent.

    I am starting to come around to the idea of a healthy Eric Wright, Rookie, and Ronde Barber as our line up at CB. Obviously not a strength but definitely serviceable.

  2. Gus Says:

    Excluding Myron Lewis, and briefly Talib none of our corners were high draft picks. Figures the bucs would use a high round pick on a corner if the trade isn’t done

  3. Cassidy Says:

    Clayborn is key! We need him back.

  4. Terraj Says:

    Any video of this press conference/interview?

  5. Vic66 Says:

    More and more I feel that Schiano is a stand up guy . No a fast talking everything rosy , same old s!.. Every time speel. Glad we have him.

  6. BucCub Says:

    This is definitely wishful thinking on my part but what if Ronde’s “indecision” is a smoke screen? Behind closed doors, he has let the team know he is coming back but they won’t make it public until after the draft. There is a lot of talk about takin a CB at 13 but it would probably be a reach whereas a D-lineman at the same spot might make more sense. Especially given Dom’s fondness for drafting DLs early.

  7. J 2.0 Says:

    @ Gus

    Our corners last year were largely undrafted free agents. And Johnson was pretty good. I think the addition of Goldson and 2 drafted CB’s will make our secondary much stronger than last year. Eric Wright, Ronde Barber, Xavier Rhodes/Desmond Trufant/Jamar Taylor (1 of those 3 in 1st round), Jonathan Banks/Darius Slay/David Amerson/Blidi Wreh-Wilson (1 of those in 2nd or 3rd rounds), and Leonard Johnson is much better that last year’s CB group. People need to calm down about the offseason so far.

  8. TylerRuuu Says:

    @joe have any reports come out about freeman throwing to the receivers? Kind of like how you see the two best qbs doing on the man channel ( Brady manning)

  9. Joe Says:


    @joe have any reports come out about freeman throwing to the receivers?

    No, nobody is throwing to anyone. No practices. Bucs are in town for conditioning and tape-watching only.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    WestCoastBucsFan, those were mostly late round guys I think. I think we can get starter in round 1-3, hit or miss in round 4.

    I say CB in first and DT in second, then CB again. Resign Clark for a year (which I think will happen after the draft).

  11. AmbushBuc Says:

    “@joe have any reports come out about freeman throwing to the receivers? Kind of like how you see the two best qbs doing on the man channel ( Brady manning)”

    That would entail extra work, which Freeman has never had a reputation for doing.

  12. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Joe, asking a huge favor here.

    In regards to the press conference, its very hard to hear the questions being asked. Could you share some feedback to the staff there if they could mike the people in the crowd better. I know its not your job to help the well paid production staff at One Buc, but it would sure be nice to hear the other half of the conversation. Thanks.

    If this was a JBF TV video, I know the production level would be first class! Show’em how its done Joe! BTW, really enjoying the recent videos.

  13. Max Says:

    I second what SeanyMac says. Joe as much as you praise Scott Smith and his crew for those videos, every single press conference video for the bucs we can barely hear what the reports ask. please mention this for us!!

  14. canada buc fan Says:


    Come one man! Free has been one of the hardest workers on the team. If you don’t like him thats your deal, but attack his accuracy, decision making or inconsistency (all legitimate concerns). To say he is not a hard worker or that he does not have a reputation of putting in extra work is just ridiculous. Since he has been here he has put in extra work in the film room, organized team sessions during the lockout, and even lost a ton of weight last offseason without being urged to by management or the coaching staff.