“Disconnect Between Him & Professional Athletes”

October 16th, 2013

Longtime 49ers offensive lineman Randy Cross, a three-time All-Pro and three-time Super Bowl winner, now calls Falcons games and is part of the national media.

Cross dove into all things Bucs-Falcons on the Ron and Ian show this morning on WDAE-AM 620 and he doesn’t like what he sees in Bucs land.

There’s a “severe disconnect between [Greg Schiano] and professional athletes,” said Cross, who’s also described the New Schiano Order as “total dysfunction.”

The good news is Cross says the Falcons have been very vulnerable to edge rushes and have not generated much pass rush themselves, putting “an undue amount of stress and fatigue on a relatively young defensive backfield.” Enjoy the full Cross interview below, via 620wdae.com.

19 Responses to ““Disconnect Between Him & Professional Athletes””

  1. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Schiano is disconnected from everything…the players, the fans, and most of all reality!

  2. Being Ickles Says:

    Randy Cross is a HORRIBLE announcer who cares what that clown has to say, I am more interested in what team glazer and the local fish wraps have to say than some guy that compares his 49ers days to what is going on today

  3. Bucs244 Says:

    How much time has Cross spent in the Buc locker room? He speaks with no authority concerning the Bucs. Joe, don’t waste site space on talking heads from out of town.

  4. Macabee Says:

    Greg Schiano has his own rules and he’s going to play by them, regardless of what professional code of ethics is understood and adhered to by pro athletes. He has demonstrated this by some of the antics he brought with him from college, like the victory charge and his attempt to disrupt an offensive snap count.


  5. Posey99 Says:

    Theres a disconnect between todays athletes and being a professional… They’re not going to like it… too bad.

  6. Adam L. Says:

    I have no doubt the Falcons will right all their wrongs on Sunday.

  7. MTM Says:

    The Buc players quickly picked up on Schiano’s lack of football knowledge after watching him show more interest in micro managing the room temperature, breakfast, running off the field between (how very pop warner), toes on line BS etc..

    Schiano has made little to no half time adjustments and knows nothing about the offensive side of the ball. Schiano is also going wear out one of the best running backs in the league. If Martin goes down hurt because this idiot coach thinks its smart to run him into a defensive wall down after down. The fans are going to let him have it and hopefully the Glazers ax this D2 football coach. The Bucs should win the next game against the Falcons and some how this neanderthal coach will find a way to lose this game. Then Buc fans will have to listen to the post game ramblings of an idiot.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t really care anymore from week to week. I’m going into each game expecting the Bucs to lose. I don’t care about all the intangibles from the opposing team none of that matters anymore. If they have a bad secondary or a weak O-line. There are no more pluses as far as I’m concerned and Atlanta’s 1-4 record means nothing as well.

  9. Nick2 Says:

    Although its too late now why didn’t Butch Davis or even Dave Wannstadt have influence over Schiano to dial it back. They should have been in his year both of these years saying “Ummmm Greg this type of demeanor won’t work in the NFL. The players will tune you out.” Everyone keeps comparing Schiano to Belichek in that Belichek failed in his first year also but I believe Belichek had alot more experience in the NFL. It now seems pointless to have Butch Davis here unless we might make him head coach in the next few weeks. I am all for that Schiano now has no clue.

  10. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Adam L. Says:
    October 16th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    I have no doubt the Falcons will right all their wrongs on Sunday.

    Cool, have fun cheering for them

  11. Adam L. Says:


    What? You see something that gives you faith? The Bucs have been THE team to get on track with.

    Rookie QB in NY gets his first win.
    Tom Brady bonds with his new receivers.
    Arizona gets back to .500.
    Philly back-up QB keeps team afloat while Vick heals.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a sackless day and 60 more rushing yards for Doug Martin on 28 carries.

  12. OAR Says:

    After Mondays and Tuesdays, even the calendar says WTF.

  13. 1976-77 0-26 looks good now? Says:

    Off topic, but Josh Freeman is starting this week!

  14. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Speaking of Monday’s – Josh gets the nod this Monday night against the G-men! Finally, a game with some intrigue for me this dreadful season!

  15. Bobby Says:

    I think I’ll take Ronde Barber’s word over Randy Cross.

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  17. JonBuc Says:

    Randy Cross is legit IMO…Ronde is one of the 3 most important Bucs of all-time, but is opposite of his brother in that he’s almost too nice and diplomatic. IIRC….Ronde is about the only player Schiano didn’t try to ” tough talk” last season . Go back to a mid-major conference, Schiano. You ‘ve done quite enough,thank you.

  18. jbskiff Says:

    Who is Cross getting his information from? Could it be the same radio whores that are inseminating all the sh@t they can to the national media. I know it is done quietly and in a way they can have plausible denial, You know – the old dirty politics tricks. Anything to be able to say, see i told you I was right. YHA, right at all costs.

  19. Bobby Says:

    When Ronde says Schiano was about as fair a coach as he’s ever played for anywhere that tells me something. Perception may be one thing but reality may be something completely different. I’ve heard some media people say that Schiano is an arrogant condescending a-hole but Joe says Schiano has always been great to him. It’s all in who you listen to and what is their motivation. When there’s blood in the water the cool thing to do is be a shark…..