Owusu Failed “The Program”

August 31st, 2013

Greg Schiano loves to say the ball is “the program.” Schiano is all about the football. Ball security is everything under the New Schiano Order, and fumbles are the best way to get excommunicated. Drop passes also are standout crimes against the regime.

After all, Schiano’s core beliefs are Trust, Belief and Accountability. If he can’t trust you with “the program,” then he won’t believe you can help him and you’ll be held accountable.

Wide receiver Chris Owusu, a speedster who was on the Bucs roster late last season, was a star of training camp, a man on the rise. But Owusu dropped passes in the preseason opener and fumbled away a punt and juggled a kickoff. He injured his ankle in that game and was cut today. When you have one career regular-season catch, you don’t get any slack.

Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Owusu lands on the practice squad or returns next month, but Joe’s confident Owusu’s ball security issues led to his demise.

15 Responses to “Owusu Failed “The Program””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Out of over 700 players cut tody…there has got to be a TE or WR that is better than Owusu or Wright…
    Actually, I would rather see Douglas on the practice squad and Norwood suit up….

  2. Andrew 1 Says:

    its a shame. thought he would be good enough to stick around and help this team out. time to move on with the players on this time.

  3. Andrew 1 Says:

    * team.

  4. Gt40bear Says:

    Using that same logic, Ogletree shouldn’t rest too easy then.

  5. Deminion Says:

    Go get moeaki

  6. Rahb Says:

    Familiar Story: Talented Player possessed a the most fatal flaw of his position, and loses out to another less talented guy who provides a better sense of “Peace of Mind” when Live Action commences.

    I’m not too keen on the current Bucs regime’s handling of almost Anything! Especially Personnel issues. It seems like they are more concerned with Schiano’s ability to maintain control of the players instead of acquiring the players that were and are readily available to place the Best Team they can assemble on the Field on Sundays.

    Just as Gruden was accused of shying away from young players in favor of Veteran players with a track record of reasonable success, the current Bucs Regime seem to favor inexperience players who they believe they can mold. However their track record has been dismal.

  7. MadMax Says:

    I hope Norwood gets a call soon, I liked what I was seeing in the small amount of time with him.

  8. JBSkiff Says:

    @ Rahb. You wouldn’t be the Realalist would you?

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Rahb

    “players they believe they can mold”….none of the Buc players that they have cut have made it anywhere else….so no one else can mold them either.
    Such is the nature of the NFL….many draft picks just don’t pan out.
    We are fortunate to have 3 last year and it looks like 2 for sure this year with Banks & Spence.
    I do think we hang onto picks too long…..Myron Lewis….and perhaps Tandy & Goode…..Stocker hasn’t shown much.
    Hopefully we will find a couple of players out of the 700 just cut.

  10. RBellBuc Says:

    It’s too bad. Some guys look great without the pads. As soon as Owusu put them on he began making numerous mistakes. He’s a practice warrior at this point. He should train in pads, it may help his game.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I like the team. I understand they kept a couple guys who are expendable…guys like Wright. I think Tandy won his spot on Special Teams…a part of the team people here seem to forget about.

    I think we might see two signings and drops.

    I would LOVE to see Dominick pick up John Conner…but it likely would not happen. Conner is a Neal-type of lead blocker and a voilent player. Would be a perfect player to add.

  12. Rahb Says:


    I wrote younger inexperienced players, NOT DRAFT PICKS.

    I don’t believe Schiano is comfortable with Veteran NFL players who might expose Schiano’s own Inexperience as an NFL HEAD COACH.

    I was referring to the Players he didn’t resign like Michael Bennett, Roy Miller, and E.J. Biggers as well as the Plethora of Good Free Agents in a surprisingly depressed Market that were just sitting out there who wouldn’t have required much of a financial strain on the Bucs. A lot of FAs signed 1 yr {Prove It} Contracts.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Rahb Says
    “I was referring to the Players he didn’t resign like Michael Bennett, Roy Miller, and E.J. Biggers…”

    Okay…first, E. J. Biggers was horrible. He was a quitter and a bad player.

    Bennett wanted a big payday from the Bucs. He ended up settling for less. He gambled and loss. And he hasn’t proven he would have been worth resigning.

    Miller was good against the run, but he completely lacked in pass rush skills. That was a move that paid off, since Spense is a good run stopper and can pass rush.

    And as far as the free agents, I could have sworn Dominick brought in a few of them. Is he expected to sign every good free agent out there?

    The simple truth is this. A team doesn’t get better without new blood, but they cannot acquire new blood without making room.

    They went out and got two guys for the secondary that are among the best. At huge cost. Last year they went out and got two free agents that cost a huge amount as well.

    I think whining about not signing free agents is ignorant at best.

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Also, take a good look at the current roster. There are a slew of free agent signings there.

  15. Tomcin Says:

    I agree with signing Conner. He is a beast.