Greg Schiano Trying Not To Be A Fan

November 21st, 2013

Coaches, players and fans are waiting with baited breath for the Darrelle Revis-Calvin Johnson match-up Sunday.

Some are trying to narrow Sunday’s Lions-Bucs game to a match between two enemy combatants: Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis (Joe has heard so many people call Johnson this “Megatron” thing and others call Revis something like “Prime Optimis,” none of which Joe has any clue what those monikers mean. But Joe does enjoy a good prime rib from time to time, well-done, of course).

[Is “Prime Optimis” Latin for “praying mantis?”]

In their only battle facing each other, Revis with the Jets, Johnson had but one catch for 13 yards.

Naturally, a lot of chatter at One Buc Palace had to do with the impending Revis-Johnson clash, and Bucs commander Greg Schiano admitted he may have to force himself to not enjoy the duel.

“You’re talking about two of the best that ever played their position in all of football,” Schiano said. “The fan in me has to step away and say ‘we have to make sure we do everything we can to put our 11 guys in the best position to defend their whole offense.’ And certainly Calvin is a huge part of their offense, huge, but they have other weapons. If it was just Calvin, that wouldn’t be easy, but it would be easier; but you’re talking about [running back] Reggie Bush, you’re talking about their tight ends, their quarterback is outstanding. If you just look at the stats, they’re top ten in every major category, almost. You can be top ten in a few, but when you’re in every major category you’re pretty darn good.”

Even Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy wishes he could grab his popcorn for this bout. Instead, he will be trying to put Lions quarterback Matt Stafford on the ground to help out Revis.

“It’s kind of the unstoppable force meets the immovable object kind of thing,” GMC said. “Twenty-four [Revis] can stop anybody and 81 [Johnson] can’t be stopped by anybody, so it’s kind of like, when they meet up, it’s going to be fun to see. I hate that I won’t get to see it, because I’ll be pass-rushing, but I will watch it on tape.”

12 Responses to “Greg Schiano Trying Not To Be A Fan”

  1. BucsQcCity Says:

    I’m disappointed that Joe doesn’t remember the Transformers.. I guess you’re just too old for that lol!

    It will be a fun matchup!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unfortunately….we can still get burnt….especially with the tight ends with Goldson gone….I think we can handle Bush’s running…but he will be tough to stop in the passing game.
    We will obviously need to score a lot of points to win.
    I hope our offense has truly arrived and isn’t just a flash in the pan!!!

  3. CharlesPoupot Says:

    Hi Joe,
    First of all, congrats for your excellent website and your relentless job to feed us with Bucs news. Living in France, I can’t help but thinking my life would be much more difficult to live without U and all the bucs news I’m reading 24/7 on your site …
    Second, BucsQcCity is right, “Prime Optimis” is for “Optimus Prime”, the immortal nemesis of Megatron in the animated serie “The Transformers” !!!
    Keep up the good work … Thank You !

  4. Lunchbag Al Says:

    A lack of Transformers info…..
    Unstoppable force meets the immovable object….

    All good stuff but the what in the world is wrong with Joe?….”But Joe does enjoy a good prime rib from time to time, well-done, of course.”

    A well done prime rib? Come’on Man! I suppose you think a Pontiac is a good car and Greenday is a great punk band…

    (disclaimer – I really do enjoy your posts and appreciate the site.)

  5. d-money Says:


    Come on man!!! How do you not remember the Trasformers?

    I know you can’t be that old.

    Also there is this new website that just came out a while back…it’s called google you can look up all sorts of stuff.

  6. MadMax Says:

    I really hate that Goldson wont be there. Thats going to hurt…but I think we can still pull out a win. Let our pass rush do their thing while Revis, Barron and David/Foster tighten up the windows for Stafford. I’d also like seeing Clayborn rush their right side….his speed will work there!

  7. TrueBlue Says:

    Joe is no doubt having a good chuckle on those that took the ‘Joe doesn’t have a clue on the Megatron and Optimus Prime monikers’ bait.

  8. Dave Says:

    I’m just going to pretend that someone who considers himself a manly man didn’t just say he likes his prime rib well done, and then egregiously follow it up with ‘of course’ like he didn’t just say the most ridiculous thing ever heard on this site. Please say it was a poorly worded joke. I’m trying real hard to be the shepherd, Joe.

  9. Joe Says:

    Joe doesn’t remember the Transformers.

    Hard to remember something Joe never saw.

  10. Joe Says:

    Please say it was a poorly worded joke. I’m trying real hard to be the shepherd, Joe.

    Joe is allergic to raw (or rare) beef. Breaks out in hives. Gotta be well done. No mooing for Joe.

  11. Joe Says:


    Thanks for reading man! Great that Joe can help you get through the days in France with Bucs chatter.

  12. Oahubuc Says:

    Oh, it’s an allergy. I was beginning to think you were a yankee or something.