“Not Gettin’ Too Nosy” Under Lovie

May 1st, 2014
More evidence Greg Schiano was being tuned out by his players

More evidence Greg Schiano was being tuned out by his players

An order Commander Greg Schiano would often scream was “Do your job!”

The premise was simple: just do what the New Schiano Order asks you to do on any given play. Don’t be a hero. Don’t even think about making a play.

Sit it’s ironic that during Joe’s recent chat with Steven Means, the second-year defensive end said among the things he’s learned from the Lovie Smith regime was “not gettin’ too nosy” and strictly to worry about your own assignment.

You can hear more detail in this exclusive JoeBucsFan.com locker room interview below. And Means joins the club of defensive linemen exhaling with relief now that the New Schiano Order coaching tactics are ancient history.

(This video is available for 24 hours, per NFL rules.) Thanks to the NFL and Buccaneers.

21 Responses to ““Not Gettin’ Too Nosy” Under Lovie”

  1. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    There still are some goobs that think Schiano’s way was the right way and he could have possibly changed the fate of the team with Glennon and one extra year of coaching. lol

  2. Sweets Willie Says:

    I bet its nice walking around One Buc. Coaches have an open door policy for players.

  3. NY Buc Says:

    Guilty as charged Jonny 2.3, I am 100% one of those ‘goobs’ as you call them that believes Schiano would have had a good season had he been allowed one more year. Seeing as how Lovie’s message of don’t be nosy and stick to your assignment sounds very similar to just do your job I’d venture that the message of both coaches is similar. Regardless it’s spilled milk at this point, and everything is puppy dog kisses and unicorn farts between the players, coaches, and media this time of year…let’s see how things look come December.

  4. Stevek Says:


    Who would’ve done better at coach and QB for us last year? Schiano sucks at game day, he’s an azzhole, but he knows talent. The last two drafts speak for themselves.

    Throw in Freeman’s epic meltdown, MRSA, and the fact that Schiano was hired so late, asst. coaches were slim pickings.

    Schiano knew Freeman couldn’t playa in less than 2 years, Dom gave him 5. Barring the 6 game stretch in 2013, Freeman lost me against the Patsy’s in London during the 2011 campaign. Imho, Freeman sucked after that point.

  5. Brandon Says:

    When I attended the Thursday night game against Carolina, I had no trouble in getting the crowd to join me in my, “Fire Schiano!” chants. The goobs were silent then. Schiano could never be successful. Put aside his ridiculous rules and his schemes are still terrible. Even with great players you still have to put them in positions to make plays.

  6. Scoobs Says:

    I’m guilty too!! I’ve got a toes on the line and buccaneer men T-shirt. I only wear them when I paint.

  7. Architek Says:

    I still love that saying! Toes on the line – Schiano last days were hilarious because you could see the losing taking it’s toll on him but as stubborn as he is; he refused to adjust his approach.

  8. Owlykat Says:

    Schiano is the worst coach in Buc’s history, and in 11 years at Rutgers he never even won his conference championship in a weak conference! Now he mob is claiming he was responsible for DOM’s picks. Loser Glennon yes. Prove to me he picked Gholston! Thought so!

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    I can’t tell you what went wrong from going 7-9 to 4-12. I was a Schiano fan too. If he sucked so bad how exactly did he win 7 games in 2012? I think the NFL figured out the offense and it really was not all that hard to figure out to begin with. Did he really lose the locker room?

    Lovie cut or traded nearly 1/2 of Schiano’s roster.

    So Lovie being the experienced coach that he is and getting rid of all those players kind of says to me that Schiano didn’t have a prayer with the roster they had. Let alone he was running with a rookie QB and not the Josh Freeman that he had the year before.

    So in closing. I think he must have lost the locker room during the Freeman ordeal. It could have very well been long before that though.
    Freeman from what I have read and heard is a VERY nice guy. He did have quite a few friends (bonds) on this team prior to Schiano even getting hired. So I say perhaps the Freeman saga is when he lost the locker room or perhaps some were already leaning that way anyways. The Freeman saga might have been the dagger.

  10. FOXWORTRH Says:

    4 -12 mmmm what are we talking about here ?

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m not naming names, but some of you belong at PR.( Macabee you’re not one of them) This site is for the big boys.

  12. FOXWORTH Says:

    4-12 says it all what are we talking about here he was given alot of power as well as a rather large supporting cast and he hand picked glennon who i think will do good some place else. he deserves another shot with a real coach yet the bucs need to start out with a clean slate yet as i said 4-12 says it all,go bucs

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    “as well as a rather large supporting cast”

    That was all let go by Lovie. As far as Lovie’s concerned. What supporting cast?

  14. mike n Says:

    im glad schiano is gone, but i’m a little mixed. the way he handled revis and how he sniffed out #5 as a fraud right away tells me there is something to him like maybe he gets another chance in a few years and is sucessfull. idk, we were so far the other way with rah morris and like schiano said before the season, the roster isn’t as good as we thimk when i thought it was great… he was right about somethings. Its in the past and lovie has brought great energy… go bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Lou. Says:

    4-12 –true.

    Gutted roster of Raheem players — true.

    Holdovers from Schiano roster — true.

    And we hear the a 6th like Tandy from the New Old Order is valuable.

    A poor coach, but a fine talent evaluator. Give the Schiano his due.

  16. William Says:

    “Do your job” and “Do only what I tell you only” are two different worlds…

    There is the adult world were men and women resides. And then there is the Schiano world were only Schiano yells so he can here himself! Another type of slavery has ended…

    Thank God that is over!

    Everybody is an equal human. Just do your job. Simple. Not complicated.

    Go Lovie & Licht!

    Connor Shaw is coming to Tampa.

  17. MTM Says:

    I don’t think Lovie shares any common ground with Schiano. It is a complete contrast in styles. Well coached versus stubborn imbecile style. The new regime is selling hope this year and after last years season it was needed.

  18. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    @ Owlykat

    Damn man thanks for giving someone all of maybe 1 second to take you up on the challenge “prove to me [Schiano] picked Gholston! Thought so” isn’t much time. Fact Dom + Raheem drafts were bad, perhaps epic failures when you look at how many guys are no longer in the NFL let alone still Buccaneers. Enter Schiano and in two years just about (maybe all?) the players are still on the Bucs or in the NFL. Can you really honestly say that you think Dom went from that kind of ineptitude to that kind of success all on his own, or is your Schiano hate that blinding?

  19. Bucs2044 Says:

    Schiano was bad, but not the worst Buc coach of all time. That honor goes to Ray Perkins, who never won more than 5 games in a season, and once replaced Vinnie T. with Joe Ferguson. His constant sideline rants were ignored by the players after a couple seasons and he was fired during the 1990 campaign. He was last seen coaching junior college ball in Mississippi.

  20. buc4lyfe Says:

    Ny buc

    Don’t compare schiano to love Smith, he doesn’t even compare to chip Kelly as a rookie nil head coach

    Came blame glennon or Freeman for what happens in the front office and coaches meetings.

    And Josh Freeman stocked

  21. buc4lyfe Says:

    Josh Freeman sucked and glennon will never be the quarterback he was until he will throw check downs his entire career. The players tuned schiano out so why would the team be better with one more year….that just screams .500 record mentality