Fun Is Part Of “The Buccaneer Way”

June 23rd, 2013

Vincent Jackson says Greg Schiano is all about making sure his players are having fun. But Jackson also says Schiano’s tight discipline will not let up in Year 2 of the regime.

Blocking icon Michael Clayton, who drove local Tums sales to new heights during his reign of horror in Tampa, got behind the WHFS-FM microphone and interviewed Vincent Jackson last week. (No, Clayton didn’t drop the mic.)

Clayton seemed obsessed with learning about the alleged crazed discipline of the New Schiano Order, something he was familiar with while earning a Super Bowl ring under Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.

Clayton asked Jackson whether Greg Schiano was going to ease up on pushing Bucs veterans to their limits in training camp this season. Clayton said he had heard that might happen. Jackson quickly shot him down.

“There’s definitely been no lapse. There’s not going to be change in that. The Buccaneer Way is the Buccaneer Way, and there’s only one way to do it,” Jackson said. “So you can’t go from one year to the next year and expect, you know, to be a little different and for guys to understand that. You know what I mean; you’ve got to be consistent.”

Clayton also asked Jackson whether Schiano has abolished fun around One Buc Palace, and Jackson explained that Schiano is actually all about fun.

“Coach has a great sense of humor,” Jackson said. “He’s a players guy. He talks to our leaders. He brings veteran guys in. He wants the pulse of the team all the time. So trust me, we’re out there working hard in the humidity. But he definitely, he definitely makes sure we’re having a good time.”

Make no mistake. Clayton wasn’t bashing Schiano. In fact, Clayton explained that he was invited to address Schiano’s Rutgers team during the 2011 season when Clayton played for the Giants. Clayton said he got to know Greg Schiano and called him a man of “great character.” … Don’t worry. The blocking icon is officially retired.

17 Responses to “Fun Is Part Of “The Buccaneer Way””

  1. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Yeah…. and it sounds like Clayton is talking from both sides of his mouth.

  2. JonBuc Says:

    Steven Jackson > Michael Clyton. I remember the 2004 draft like it was yesterday-miffed at that one.

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes Football is a game but it is also hard work. Anytime you have a team doing tasks its necessary to have discipline. I happen to think that once Schiano has gotten rid of the bad attitudes….and there were many…it won’t seem so hard-ass to those who remain…..just work.
    I like what I’m seeing from Schiano and believe he is on the right track to bring the Bucs a championship.

  4. Captain Stagger Says:

    For the record, I thought MC80 did a good job on air.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dropped mic, officially retired….

    Funny Stuff.

    Joe’s on his game today.

  6. Fritz50 Says:

    “while earning a Super Bowl ring under Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.”

    If one were inclined to be ‘snarky’, I spose you could question the ‘earned’ portion of that statement. It IS a slow Buc news Sunday, after all.

  7. Fritz50 Says:

    Gawd, I need some football, even preseason would do !!

  8. SteveBucsFan Says:

    I thought MC did a good job as well. I think he should get a show. I almost wanted to call in and apologize to him for Gruden ruining his career. He messed his head up.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    All this talk about “Great Character” reminds me of one our Alum.
    (#54 Ervin Randle)
    He’s now a sales manager for Classic Chevrolet
    Great Character guy, and was one of our most willing charity workers.

  10. SacBucs Says:

    You so callled buc fans always trying to run somebody out of town. Can you do what Clayton did in the league..No! You non-athletes! You fat out of shape couch potatoez! All the Donald Penn Haters look at the top 100 players. They said Demarcus Ware didnt get one sack on DP in 3years of college balling. DeWare just recorded his first sack fumble on Penn last year but DP is not a probowl caliber LT. Im ashamed to be a fan of the bucs knowing Tampa is filled with a army of nazi’s! I cant believe you immature little boys and girls. Its sad!

  11. SacBucs Says:

    I made something for the Bucs if the paperwork goes right then Im going down in Buccaneers history. Without ever playing a down! I Love my team and every player on it! Haters.

  12. Keith Says:

    Clayton earned his Super Bowl ring as much as Shaun King led us to the NFC title game. 😉

  13. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Clayton earned his ring about as much as Booger (and the Colt’s office staff) earned theirs.

  14. Adam Says:

    Hey SacBuc. If I can catch 4 tD passes I will have matched Clayton’s 6 year Buc output. Doesn’t seem too hard.

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    I believe that is the first time I have ever read “Good Character Guy” and a reference to a Car Dealership in the same post…. Awesome!!!!

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    sacbucs clean your crack pipe you make no sense

  17. scubog Says:

    Unfortunately, the national perception is that Coach Schiano is a tyrannical college coach who is beating down the players. Nice that our leaders are exorcising that myth.