Listen To The Bucs

September 23rd, 2013

The somber Bucs locker room was open today and WDAE-AM 620 was there to cobble together notes and quotes from various Bucs players, roughly 24 hours after a shameful loss at New England where the Bucs offense managed just a measly field goal.

Some of the Bucs who were willing to talk were defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, guard Carl Nicks and safety Mark Barron.

Of course, Bucs commander Greg Schiano had his daily press conference.

As always, audio courtesy of Joe’s good friends at WDAE-AM 620.

2 Responses to “Listen To The Bucs”

  1. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    I saw something on Michael Bennett, how he’s already got 2.5 sacks in 3 games and 7 tackles. And his Seahawks are 3-0. Well I did some fckin around, and came up with this GEM of an article from, JBF:

    Bennett explained why he’s skeptical of New Schiano Order tactics and said he doesn’t believe it’s an ideal method for grown men

    “The coaches are very different. You know, Coach Schiano is more hard-nosed, military-type guy. And Coach Carroll is so laid back, it gives the guys chances to not be on their back but still coach them at the same time,” Bennett said. “Because I think a lot of players, they’re adults, too, and when you treat them like kids they get offended by that. You know what I mean? Because players, you know, they got their mortgages, they got their kids, they got wives, they got family, they got things they can do.

    “So they know it’s their job and they know when they make mistakes. But it’s a coach’s job to keep them honest, you know what I mean. But when a coach is just too much on them, I think the players rebel. Because, you know, they’re going to be like, ’Why is he on me like this? It’s my fifth year in the league. I know more than him.’ Guys are just like, you know, it just becomes a big conflict, I think.”

    None of this surprises Joe. However, Joe is troubled hearing it come from Bennett, who is a very level-headed guy. Bennett also appeared to be the textbook Buccaneer Man under Schiano. He was hard-working, versatile and he played through an injury and took on a tremendous number of snaps.

    Current Buccaneers surely share Bennett’s attitude. But Joe has no problem with that. You don’t have to love your boss. Numerous hard-nosed NFL coaches have achieved greatness, including Tom Coughlin winning two Super Bowls recently. Schiano’s tactics can work. Joe’s more skeptical of Schiano’s ability as a game-day coach. (You can hear the Bennett audio below.)

  2. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    @Joe, I really want to get this article you wrote circulating. But f I go a little too overboard with it, just let me know or delete it.

    It just seems most relevant now…. with the media’s perception of Schiano, and the fans’ difference of opinions on Schiano.

    At least here, we get a “level-headed” player’s perspective.

    Joe doesn’t delete articles. Share whatever you want. –Joe