Schiano Appreciates A Good Heckle, Education

November 5th, 2013

There’s a couple of things to know about the leader of the New Schiano Order; he’s still maximizing every day’s 1440 minutes and he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

A caller to Greg Schiano on WDAE-AM 620 last night said he was at the Bucs-Seattle game and wanted to know what/why Schiano endured standing near the tunnel on the field watching Seattle warm-up while a Seahawks fan berated him vigorously.

Schiano explained that the Bucs finished their pregame routine and Schiano wanted to seize the precious extra time to study the nuances of Pete Carroll’s team’s pregame activities. The rabid Seahawks fan? Well, that was entertainment, Schiano said.

“There was one Seattle fan in particular, who I thought was one of the more intelligent hecklers that I’ve been around in a number of years, had some great lines. He was being very creative and then he saw that I wasn’t gettin’ frazzled; I actually started laughing,” Schiano said. “So then he enjoyed the back and forth, and at the end he wanted to know if I wanted, he had homemade brewed beer. I said, ‘Nah, I don’t think I can have one right now before the game but I appreciate the offer.’

“So I think he might have had a few, just from the tone and tenor of his comments. But, no, it’s all in good fun. You know, part of it is you can’t take yourself too seriously. I enjoyed watching Seattle, I had maybe five, seven minutes that I got to watch them warm up an see how they do things. And I had a little guy chirping in my ear, which was fine, too.”

Schiano is an interesting cat. He can be obsessed with meal temperature, room temperature and seemingly ridiculous minutiae, but he can laugh at himself and he seems to be extraordinarily focused and consistent in the face of adversity no Bucs fan could have imagined.

Joe’s not surprised the Bucs are playing hard for their head coach. But that’s also what’s so troubling about the Schiano regime.

The massing coaching staff is busting its butt, as are players, yet the results are ugly. That means the talent and/or the coaching are lacking. At 0-8, Joe has to put the majority of it on the coaching.

16 Responses to “Schiano Appreciates A Good Heckle, Education”

  1. joseph mamma Says:

    For most of that game in Seattle, this looked like a well coached team, and that is the first time I can say that this year. Glennon and James looked like the real deal to me. I think both of their futures are bright.

  2. Capt. Tim Says:

    He isn’t. The fact that he started calling plays in the second half, and we lost, proved it.

    But on a personal level. I really wish he was the Guy!o haven’t seen the dictator side I’ve heard about, and the comments he makes are pretty genuine. I like his standards and ethics.and he can take a punch! Lol

    But dude- he just can’t coach. At least, not at this level.
    It’s really too bad.

  3. Cmurda Says:

    Look, having respect for the man as I do and thinking he is the right man for the job are two different things. I definitely think he has a desire to be good but I see a lot of stubbornness and old school, outdated schemes. When the TB Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the motto in the locker room was “safe is death”. It’s one of the most resonating lines I have ever heard in sports and it’s true of every sport. Shelling up after we get a lead is safe and resulted in our death in Seattle. It’s a story that I’ve seen the ending to all too many times. His style just doesn’t work with grown men in the NFL.

  4. SoonerinTampa Says:

    Scott Reynolds has commented a couple of times on the radio that Schiano is growing…loosening up and the players see this…they appreciate it.

    It may be too little too late, but as a fan, I am glad to hear that the coach is learning from some of his mistakes…I just wish that it would translate into wins.

  5. Architek Says:

    Nothing funny about 0-9!

  6. Architek Says:

    BTW – if he replace his coordinators and or the defensive coord; take his grip of death off the playcalling we will succeed.

  7. MadMax Says:

    lol, he and sheridan love using that word “chirping”. Well, PEEP PEEP, CHIRP CHIRP WHILE YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY OUT OF ONE BUC…..LOSER!!!!


    But Im finally getting to where Im ok with it now since the Glazers OBVIOUSLY want the 1st round pick, hey, I get it!

    Even when you look like you can win, its over already, you’re gonna lose! cirp chirp mthrfkr!!

  8. NY Buc Says:

    With the Bucs luck they’ll fire him, he’ll go on to be the Patriots Defensive Coordinator for a few years, get hired as a HC somewhere else and end up becoming a Super Bowl winning coach for that team. Nah, probably not.

  9. MadMax Says:

    Sorry, I made a miscalculation…..we wont even be competing for the 1st pick of the draft! These screwballs will screw that up too!!! Winning the last one or two games that puts us behind the Jags, or WHOEVER at that point!!!

    Its like eating wasps while standing barefoot on a fire ant hill, and a deranged little man is trying to light a flamethrower with a box of wet matches….which one will kill me first? Will the matches dry out in just enough time to beat the venom? Na, I’ll probably be saved by a severe thunderstorm event, washing away everything, only then to be struck by lightning!!!!

  10. Splengo Says:

    This is my week to make a prediction. Last week MadMax made his courageous but losing prediction. We will beat the Dolphins 21-17.

    Let’s hope that I’m better at this than MM. Lol.

  11. ander Says:

    well on another note i live here in miami and i think the bucs might actually win against miami cause this incognito situation is crazy right now, is definetly worst than mrsa or riley cooper situation i think if the bucs wanna get a win monday would be perfect with all the chaos going on in the dolphins locker room

  12. MadMax Says:

    Good luck Splengo……but you cant argue, at first I was looking pretty good. But oh well…..and with the dolphins being pretty beat up, I would join you….but our history with this staff says not just no, but hell NO!

  13. bigpoppabuc Says:

    A lot of principles that schiano clings to don’t translate so well in the NFL…byt his thick skin sure does. Man, I really hope this isn’t a bellichick and Cleveland type situation.

  14. Capt. Tim Says:

    MadMax- lol- I thought you were my new prognosticator! The entire first half, I kept thinking- wow! Max called it ! a huge upset!!

    But yeah, this staff has an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of Victory!

    But you still get Credit. It was ballsy to call.

  15. Patrickbucs Says:

    I would be relaxed to if I had $15 million guaranteed no matter how I fared.

  16. MadMax Says:

    @Capt. Tim, it was just a feeling, and it was true for a while….but the feeling of losing the lead just wasnt there until we started sliding. that wouldve been the biggest upset of the season, lol.