Looming 110-Yard Sprints Make Schiano Smile

July 18th, 2013


The leader of the New Schiano Order couldn’t hold back his grin on the podium at One Buc Palace this afternoon. Perhaps Greg Schiano had no interest in keeping a straight face.

Schiano was asked whether his famed conditioning test for each Bucccaneer prior to training camp was still on the docket for next week. Schiano grinned and said the “16 110s, yeah, the fellas are excited about it.”

Of course, Schiano was referring to the famous demand on each player to run 110-yard sprints — 16 of them — when they report to training camp.

Last season, a good handful of players failed, but Schiano said he was OK with that because everyone was still adjusting to a new regime. But Schiano was clear he expects a 100 percent success rate this year.

Schiano quipped today that summer is over. Joe suspects Bucs players won’t believe that line when they’re running in the humidity next week.

18 Responses to “Looming 110-Yard Sprints Make Schiano Smile”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Wonder what the punishment will be if there isn’t a 100% success rate.

  2. Walter Says:

    @Couch Fan

    More sprints! Haha

  3. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    I wonder who will be exempt? Revis? Joseph? Nicks? Clayborn? Bowers?

  4. Jrock Says:

    I hope they have a hose nearby..

  5. Bobby Says:

    I’m waiting for Miguel Grande to comment………

  6. Gus Says:

    As am I Bobby!

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think Miguel was banned. I think.

    Personally, I like the idea of then. It increases the speed they get accustomed to practices in our weather.

  8. You Go Joe Says:

    Me being me, an idiot in distance and math, i goggled 16 laps of 110 yards and its a mile… which is not too bad to do. IMO

  9. tonytwocents Says:

    I like the idea of incorporating sprints. great way to boost testosterone/aggressiveness.

    but with all the injuries last season, in the back of my mind I wondered if there was too much strain put on them, fresh out of the gate… especially after country clubbin the year before. but who knows.. I actually just got done with 60 rounds of 50 yards, and then 100 rounds at 15 yards…..at the range… but it was still outside..in the heat.

  10. Jbskiff Says:

    If a guy can’t run a mile , he can’t be a member of law enforcement, fire fighter, armed forces , high school athletics etc! No let the Bitchers – bitch about that. No one should come into camp without a minimum of preparation.

  11. Bucsfan92 Says:

    My sophomore year of highschool 23 players didn’t show up for summer practice. Our coach made the players there run 23 110’s as a punishment and lesson on accountability. It was summer and Florida and over 100 degrees with a high humidity index. And to make matters worse it was my birthday. True story.

  12. Bucsfan92 Says:

    In Florida*

  13. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    I think it depends on whether he has a time limit. Considering that a 4:00 minute mile is world class, what times does the coach expect from the players? Does each position have a certain time they have to do it in? I know I can run a mile on my treadmill in 12 minutes but I’m not a twenty year old athlete either.

  14. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Carrer-ending gauntlets are only a mile?!?!

  15. Tampamac Says:

    The mile in and of itself is not ridiculously difficult, but SPRINTING it is a different animal. Find your neighborhood track and run four laps nonstop full speed.. Not for the faint of heart.

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I know that running 16 110 yard sprints is grueling. There is nothing easy about it. However, football isn’t easy either. Practices aren’t supposed to be easy. You work your butt off in practice so the games are easy. Anyone who thinks running these “gauntlets” can ruin an entire season (by tiring a player out) is either a complete moron, or has never played sports before. What a joke!!! We ran until we puked in high school (and I mean we really puked), but it didn’t affect us during the season, except made us stronger and in better shape. Maybe they shouldn’t lift too many weights either because they might get sore and be useless for the entire season!?!? With pain, no gain I guess. In fact, why don’t we just have them run at whatever pace makes them happy. And there is absolutely no laughing at the fat guys that come in last. If they get tired, they can just walk. God forbid they actually get tired and get in shape.

  17. TPCMatt Says:

    ^^^^ thank you!

  18. scubog Says:

    The drill is designed to find out if a guy has a conditioning problem so they can address it with training before a guy drops with a medical issue. These are young athletes who at this stage of their careers should have no problem. Heck even Donald Penn said he made it. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that Freeman makes it too. Unless of course,the JFro 6 think he was out the night before.