Upon Further Review, Greg Schiano Says …

August 9th, 2013

The leader of the New Schiano Order has watched the game film from last night’s preseason loss to the Ravens and offered insight to media this afternoon.

The highlights:

*Schiano offered clear praise for running back Brian Leonard, saying the Bucs need him to backup Doug Martin.

* “I thought he was solid,” Schiano said of Josh Freeman.

* Lavonte David drew high praise. Schiano said he picked up where he left off in 2012.

* Rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks also got love. “Banks did some good things, made some rookie mistakes,” Schiano said. “There was some stuff to build on there.” Schiano went on to say Banks’ biggest area of improvement is “disciplining his eyes.”

* Schiano confirmed that Chris Owusu has a sprained ankle and there’s no timetable for his return.

* On Da’Quan Bowers, “Some good, not so good. We’re going to get there. He’s going to get there.”

* Veteran cornerback Mike Adams, likely a lock to make the roster, was praised for his tackling by Schiano without a question about Adams from the media. “[Adams] threw his body in there. I had seen that on his Arizona tape,” Schiano said.

29 Responses to “Upon Further Review, Greg Schiano Says …”

  1. robert Says:

    I saw 1 good play from bowers……mostly invisible

    except for one REALLY, and I mean REALLY bad play.

    they snapped the ball (and he was ready) and the guy just stood there @ LE and the OL man engaged him. it was like. oh I have to move now?

  2. Macabee Says:

    Well the verdict is in. One valuable roster spot will be going to a 3rd QB. I guess Schiano isn’t willing to bet his job on Glennon just yet!

  3. Morgan Says:


    Do you have the link to NFL.com’s replay of the game? I thought they made it available for free after blackouts – or do we have to wait until after the local affiliate shows it tonight? Or is that for reg season blackouts only?


  4. Joe Says:

    For preseason games, the replays are subject to blackout rules and you have to pay. https://preseason.nfl.com/nflpl/secure/packages?ttv=4&icampaign=homepage_NFLnow_PSL&module=HP11_more_now

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    Well, might as well go and say it, this Bowers situation is going from bad to worse since the media picked up on it.
    Quickly too!
    It’s not that Bowers has not brought this on himself, Schiano skipped the coach speak and told it like it is. Now the issue is, can he thrive under the enormous pressure with all the scrutiny?
    These things are best dealt with within the bowels of OBP. Don’t agree with Schiano’s putting this out there.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Macabee

    I’m not certain “the verdict is in”….Schiano still has plenty of time to change his mind. Keeping a third QB very well may depend on players like Michael Smith becoming a backup RB & KR. Or having a WR that can be a PR….
    You may be right but I don’t necessarily think Schiano’s mind will be made up until the very last moment.

  7. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Bowers = Bust

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Biff Barker Says
    “Well, might as well go and say it, this Bowers situation is going from bad to worse since the media picked up on it.”

    Buc Fan #238 Says
    “Bowers = Bust”

    I say
    Bowers didn’t do too badly, considering he also played defensive tackle in our system for the first time. Yes, there is plenty…plenty of room for improvement, but that doesn’t mean he won’t get better from game to game.

    I think, Buc Fan, it is far too early to call him a bust. In fact, I think he plays fine at DE. I think the challenge is him being put in at DT because of the lack of DT depth. GMC will help him improve play there.

    Let’s wait and see how he progresses from game to game.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t believe Schiano and Dominick have a choice but to keep 3 QBs this year. Glennon, even if he lights it up the nest 3 preseason games, is simply not experienced enough to be the sole backup. Dan-O should start the season as #2 during games, but Glennon should get the #2 reps in practice. Make him earn advancement.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Bonzai

    Could Orlovsky be placed on the practice squad. They may stick with 3 QBs on the roster of 53 but not go with 3 at 46….

  11. Stranger Says:

    Bowers didn’t look close to a bust. The problem is, he didn’t look like the star we need either.

  12. Couch Fan Says:

    At this point in time there is no reason to have Dan O as #2. He isnt very good and if we cut him and only keep 2 then Dam will probably be there for us to pick up later on if we really need him. Freeman has proven to be durable… And Glennon didnt look completley incompetent. No clue why you are saying he can’t be #2 and the Bucs have no choice…. thats a little insane after just 1 game.

  13. robert Says:

    ^^^^ what he said about 2 QB’s. even if we release him DanO could be called up.

    as far as calling out Bowers……..not sure Schiano has done anything but be upfront about a position that he has been grilled about.

    If Bowers doesn’t want the attention he should not take plays off…and he definitely did some last night.

    In fact Schiano almost has to run him into the ground to see what he has to see if we need to bring someone else in.

    It’s an opportunity is BOWERS CHOOSES to see it that way. otherwise UPS is hiring.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    And if we are unfortunate enough to lose our starting QB with an injury, I personally would rather have an unknown back there rather than a known not very good QB. Just my opinion though.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Couch Fan

    I agree, its too soon to be certain what Schiano will do & I think Orlovsky will be there for us if we need him. Glennon is good enough to get us by a couple of games or more if an injury occurs to Freeman & that would depend on what our record is at the time. If we are out of the playoffs, we should give Glennon the experience & use Orlovsky as a backup to Glennon.

  16. Couch Fan Says:


  17. Macabee Says:


    I can only rely on the stated facts of the moment. Schiano says “we plan to carry 3 QBs” . Can the plan change? Yes! Could Schiano have said “But the plan can change”? Yes! Did he say that? No! The only thing we can rely on is what they tell us. And as of this date, the plan is to carry 3 QBs. To assume further enters into the realm of conjecture!

  18. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Dom’s rolling the dice on DE’s, much like he did with CB last year.

  19. tampabaybucfan Says:


    The key word is plan…..he could have said we will but he didn’t. I would be a believer if he said that. Conjecture is what these posts are all about.
    Don’t bet your mortgage on a plan!!!

  20. Couch Fan Says:

    Schiano also said that Orlovsky is our 3rd QB. So whether we do or dont carry 3. It’s safe to assume that Glennon has took over back up duties. Good for him and us. The offense is coming together nicely. Hope we can avoid injuries the rest of the way. One thing is for sure, we got a tough pre-season schedule. Defending champs, then Pats next week along with another playoff team in washington, and Miami seems to usually always be a tough team for us. We will be battle tested for sure when we open up at the Jets.
    The Secondary also looked much improved and thats before Revis is playing. If we can get some kind of consistent pressure on the D-Line, this team is gonna be scary.

  21. BFFL Says:

    Shiano has to figure out quickly if Bowers can handle being an every down player. Lining him up as a grossly undersized tackle will quickly seperate the men from the boys. Little games like this were going on all over the place last night.

  22. Meh Says:

    Leonard, Banks, and David were all definitely bright spots.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    I stumbled onto a story out of the NY Daily News website. I was reading Jets fans comments about Sanchez. OMG! We (the Freeman supporters) think Freeman has it bad. Those fans absolutely TRASH Sanchez. They are ready to string him up. They make Free’s A Boob and Mean D look like cream puffs. I kind of feel bad for the poor bastard now. Another note Geno Smith limped off the field tonight with an ankle injury.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    ^^^not my fault…I want a delete option Joe, please?

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Ok now the sites playing games with me, it did double post and then disappeared. Oh well.

  26. scubog Says:

    Last season the Bucs only kept 2 QB’s on the final roster. In spite of what Schiano inferred, I still think they will keep only 2. As many have said, Orlovsky will be sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring since he’s not eligible for the Practice Squad. I wouldn’t mind having another running option type developmental QB prospect added. Adam Weber sure isn’t a candidate.

  27. chef paul Says:

    I used to follow Bowers on twitter. He’s more worried about 11:11 than football. OK I jest but damn is he on the ball with 11:11. It would OF (@illuminati) been nice if he was that dedicated to football.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    @ Bonzai

    “Could Orlovsky be placed on the practice squad.”

    Dan has too many years in the system. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t the rule that if a player has a full season of NFL ingame experience he no longer qualifies? Or two years?

    It’s been a while since I’ve had to think about it.

    On the 2 QB issue, Schiano said it himself. They plan to keep 3 quarterbacks. So you have to ask yourself why they plan too. Certainly they know that Glennon has some level of potential.

    My belief is that the plan will not change. Say Freeman get’s injured in game 3. Glennon goes in. Looking forward it is a lot to gamble on a rookie.

    When we drafted Freeman, the Bucs had more than two QBs on the roster. It wasn’t until he established himself that this changed. It doesn’t really matter how many they kept last year. It really doesn’t. Because last year they didn’t have a rookie QB to think of.

    They’ll keep 3 because even if Glennon lights it up in the preseason, they’ll need insurance in case it doesn’t carry over into regular season games. How many times have we seen players play great in preseason games, and not good in regular season games?

    I agree Dan-O is not a great backup. But the Bucs will keep him due to experience and as a driving force for Glennon.

    That’s why I said they should make Dan the #2 during games at the START of the season but have Glennon practice as the #2. This will allow Glennon to get enough reps, and he’s have a reason to work harder to take over the #2 position ingame.

    And I hate to break it to people, including Joe, but I just don’t believe for a second that Glennon will be our starting QB next year (unless due to injury). He is too green. I saw good things in this game. Things that cannot be taught. But he still made a lot of rookie mistakes. A lot of them. Enough to tell me he is 2-3 years away from starting caliber.

    I would rather we have an alternative veteran QB to Dan-O, but he’s what we’re stuck with…for this year.

  29. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And you do not cut a player and “hope” he’ll still be there if needed.