“Take A Shot Right Now”

July 4th, 2013

During the fancy video introduction of Greg Schiano’s appearance on NFL Network this week, a cut was played of Schiano “miked up” against the Chiefs, a scene in which he patrols the sideline and gives a firm order to Mike Sullivan.

“We got the wind at our backs for this play, Sully. Take a shot right now.” Schiano said into his headset.

Joe had seen the cut many months ago, but it really stood out this time. Essentially, Schiano was taking a very heavy hand with the offense, especially for a defensive head coach who takes pride in his delegation skills.

The next cut shown on NFL Network was of a Bucs touchdown and Schiano screaming into his headset and pumping his fist, “What I’m talking about Sully! Thattaway!”

Now it’s unclear whether that TD was the “shot” Schiano demanded or not. Joe’s not going to assume the magic of TV editing is accurate.

Regardless, it was an interesting glimpse into how the head coach rolls on gameday. As Joe’s written many times, Schiano’s coaching prowess is a huge X-factor for 2013, specifically his ability to outcoach division foes Mike Smith and Sean Payton.

8 Responses to ““Take A Shot Right Now””

  1. The 300's Says:

    I think that is awesome stuff!!! And he didn’t dictate to “Sully” anymore than calling a two point conversion would affect “Wanny”. It’s not like he said run this play exactly.

    It at least shows he has testicles.

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Love the aggressive go-for-the-win mentality. Need more of that this year.

  3. Biff Barker Says:

    My biggest worry this season is the defensive scheme. Sheridan was clear he was running Schiano’s last year. Fact is it sucked more than an Oreck outlet store.
    There are some top shelf defensive minds in the likes of Wanstadt and Butch “Mr Clandestine” Davis. I hope Coach is willing to take input from the guys with rings.
    Anyone who thinks last years goatcluck was all on the players is sadly misguided.

  4. Mcbuc Says:

    Biff. He worked for both of those guys, so it stands to reason he hired them for the reason you state. That being said i hope he is listening to them as well.

  5. Macabee Says:

    Except at the Cowboys, the HC is not allowed to call plays. What a Joke! To each his own! No matter how bad the Bucs get, I can always be thankful that Jerruh is not the owner!

  6. Pete 422 Says:

    I found it interesting how the defense improved late in the season as Schiano played a bigger role in coaching up the D. They handled Atlanta.

  7. Gus Says:

    I saw it on fx a few times. I do believe it was the bomb to mike Williams that he caught over a guys back. That was the “shot” they took. Awesome clip!

  8. Gus Says:

    Sound fx*