Schiano Says He’s Doing Less Coaching

June 11th, 2013

greg schiano 0622The leader of the New Schiano Order is acting more like a CEO these days, versus what he was doing last season at this time.

It’s been somewhat noticeable to Joe at offseason practices that Greg Schiano is a bit more subdued and is having fewer moments where he pulls players aside for 1-on-1 lessons or group counseling.

Today, Joe asked Schiano about what’s changed in his coaching, and Schiano said he’s taken a step back. Even though he loves the hands-on, Schiano said, he must stay focused on all phases and the execution of the team mission through his coaching staff.

“Probably a little less. Just because everything, the vision of the program, you know the guys have had it for a while so I can kind of observe more,” Schiano said. “It’s fun to coach for sure, get your hands in there. But when you’re coaching one guy, you’re not seeing everything else that’s going on. As a head coach, you need to be able to see the big picture. So, you know, it’s a delicate balance.”

Joe’s pleased to see a guy like Schiano, who’s known for being a headstrong micromanager, really embraces more of a CEO style of head coaching. Schiano’s got a massive coaching and advisory staff, complete with big names and guys with Super Bowl rings. It’s pretty clear he’s eager to rely on his people and let them do what they do best.

19 Responses to “Schiano Says He’s Doing Less Coaching”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Pay him less!

  2. Sam Says:

    Sign Vonta!!!

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    Schiano is the man 🙂

    I want us to sign Leach as well jajaja

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I suspect if the losing starts he’ll become more hands on, but I think he’s right.

  5. Buc-n-Junkie Says:

    The head coach is only as good as his staff. He manages, they teach.

  6. Sneedy16 Says:

    I would like them to sign Vonta, but unless he is in his 20’s that will not happen. Plus I do not see the point since Lorig and Martin had good chemistry last year. Yes I know that Leach is a great blocker, but IMO think Lorig is a better in the passing game.

  7. Buc-n-Junkie Says:

    Why should we sign Leach? He’s 31 years old and we have Lorig and Leonard. The Bucs won’t keep 2 FB’s. Leonard is a RB/FB. Hell at this point Smith is the odd man out unless we keep him for punt and kickoff return duty. We don’t need him unless we release Lorig.

  8. tampamac Says:

    You said it Sneedy. Leach is a great blocker, but thats his forte. Lorig has more intangibles in the passing game and is about 5 years younger and is just now really learning the FB position. Just wouldn’t make sense.

  9. PRBucFan Says:

    Leach would be able to really impart elite “true fullback” knowledge into Lorig IMO,

    “Leach was graded out as the best blocking fullback in the NFL in 2012 according to Pro Football Focus, coming in at +16.5 in the blocking category. Compare that to Lorig, who logged a +0.5 over the course of the season, and you can see that, even with a somewhat subjective grading system, Leach represents an upgrade at the position.”

    That would be my only reason, not cause I think Lorig is bad or anything.

    Also Vonta is used to blocking for Ray Rice as well, a Doug clone

  10. Mike J Says:

    The Bucs’ brass has quietly put together a pretty solid staff of assistant coaches. The head guy needs to let them do their jobs.

  11. SteveK Says:

    Leach could make Martin a 2K yard rusher!

    Leach is that damn good!

  12. Buc-n-Junkie Says:

    Lorig will make Martin a 2K yard rusher!

    Lorig is becoming damn good! Plus he knows the offense.

  13. J 2.0 Says:


    Leach is fine player that is on the wrong side of 30 for any RB. Lorig has tremendouse upside and played just fine last year. FB is not a weakness or a hole, it is a strength. Stick to the topic at hand boys.

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    No one is saying it is a weakness, nor that we need to sign every FA..

    But it would be to Lorig’s benefit to learn from Leach, no doubt.

  15. PRBucFan Says:

    But your right, off-topic.

  16. J 2.0 Says:

    Leach is a luxury, no doubt about it. best at his position currently, but we can’t have a stable of FB’s. With Lorig and Martin, I’m not sure how much bigger of an impact Leach would have.

  17. SteveK Says:

    Leach has blocked for Arian Foster and Ray Rice. Doug Martin is a nice blend of the two.

    Leach may be a “luxury”, but it would immensely improve our rushing game.

    With Leach added, we could possibly run our way into the playoffs.

  18. scubog Says:

    I just don’t see Coach Schiano getting to the point where he stands on the sideline with his arms folded like Dungy, Landry and of course John McKay. I wonder if Coach has a floppy golf hat.

  19. Bobby Says:

    Anxious to see Schiano in a hoodie……