Schiano Invades NFL Network

May 6th, 2014

greg schiano 0910Man, Joe wonders whether Greg Schiano took a bunch of locker room grief from Warren Sapp in the NFL Network makeup room last night.

“Hey, Schiano, did you apply for a job with Dancing With The Stars? You’re good at that.”

“You here to diagram the victory formation for our viewers?”

“Stay away from the thermostat!

Rutgers Man, this is NFL Network. Get outta here!”

“How many sacks for Bowers this year, 11.5?”

Schiano was rolled out as a draft week “tape room” analyst on NFL Network and offered various takes, and there will be more to come this week.

Khalil Mack and Sammy Watkins sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Schiano’s draft board. Schiano likes Mack’s “flexibility,” calls him “explosive” and “relentless.” (Here’s his breakdown.)

And Johnny Football? Well, the ol’ ball coach sees Fran Tarkenton, the same guy who called Josh Freeman “God awful” before that was en vogue.

44 Responses to “Schiano Invades NFL Network”

  1. Mathius Says:

    Dont know if Shiano can coach but, he did evaluate freeman correctly. I wonder how much say Shiano had in the bucs draft room the 2 years he was here. Dominics drafts got a lot better once he got here. Chris landry use to preach that Shiano had to do alot of the football stuff for the Bucs. Implying Dominic wasnt holding his weight.

  2. robert6 Says:

    I hope he get on ne of those show. God knows it would improve their IQ across the board.

  3. BucsQcCity Says:

    I nearly vomitted when I saw Schiano at NFLN. I traded my Madden 2014 just to not see him again.

  4. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Schiano knows how to evaluate and draft talent. Even the SHM Schiano Hate Mob can look at the number of Shiano era picks still on the team even with an experienced HC at the helm. I thought he sounded well spoken during the NFL Network spot too, dude might have a future as a draft analyst on one of the networks?

  5. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    As time goes hard it will get harder and harder to just blame Coach Schiano, Now that we realize what a horrible GM the “rockstar” was. No coach could have succeded with him as GM.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    It simply was not Schiano’s time! This guy will be back coaching in the NFL, no question. A lot of coaches “don’t get it” their first go-round in the bigs. I think he has an eye for talent and it should serve him well down the road.
    Good luck Greg!

  7. Manzielski Says:

    It will take a decade to recover from “Schiano stupid.”

  8. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    What I’m torn over is I think Manziel is likely a bust in waiting (but truthfully that could be part spite from all the Johnny Football is great, Glennon is toast articles on JBF). Schiano knows talent, and if he says JF reminds him of Fran then I will have to defer to the judgement of the man even Belichick keeps around for advice at a scouting combine.

  9. BucsQcCity Says:

    I do throw up too when I hear Rockstar comment the NFL.

  10. Snook Says:

    I’m curious to see how long he stays out of coaching and milks that free paycheck from the Bucs.

  11. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Totally agree Bucsfanman, Schiano will likely resurface in the NFL in a year or two probably as a DC first and coach in a few more years. He can learn from his mistakes just like we’re all hoping Lovie did

  12. Chris Says:

    Well schiano was right wasn’t he on freeman?

  13. Chris Says:

    I think schiano would have had more success with a competent GM who knew how to evaluate talent and translate roster acquisitions to fit the system. He just wanted players and pinned it on the coach to “make then fit”. You can do that per say with a special talent. But not multiple players.

  14. brandonbucfan Says:

    agree with you…as time goes on I think he will get another shot as a DC or position (can you say BELICHEAT?) He does seem to know talent better than the ROCKSTAR. Will also be willing to watch how Hickey does as GM in Miami..maybe that was part of ROCKSTAR’S problem?!

  15. Max Says:

    Schiano really isn’t so bad, I blame all our recent troubles on Dominick.

    I wouldn’t have minded if he got one more year with us, however I do not blame the Glazers for getting rid of him and hiring Lovie.

  16. Patrick in VA Says:

    He wasn’t much of a coach but if there’s one thing that he did pretty well while he was here it was drafting. So, if they’re going to put him on there then a pre-draft show is probably where I’d listen to his opinion.

    If he shows up on an X’s and O’s show mid-season then I’m changing the channel. I’m not interested in his assessment that the team should have run it up the middle the first two downs then make a desperation throw on 3rd and punt it away.

  17. Eric Says:

    Such a great judge of talent he managed to start 0-8 in his second year.

    As well as being part of the fiasco trade that brought us Revis with the outlandish untradeable contract. Poof number one draft choice, not that we needed it.

    Releasing Michael Bennett, etc etc. etc.

    Coupled with perhaps the worst game day coaching performances ever seen around here, I’m not getting the nostalgia.

    He is right about Manziel though.

  18. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Remember when Sapp talked about Dominik often being out the door early? (was it at 4pm?). Implying he wasn’t putting in the time at the office.

    Schiano wasn’t up to snuff, was too rigid, and completely lacked in competent in game calls and adjustments. But, it’s amazing how many people bash him but never say a peep about Dominik. I’d trust Schiano to rebound in his profession (as DC, etc.) much more than Dominik to.

  19. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Not seeing the correlation between being good at drafting and starting a season filled with numerous off field distractions at 0-8? Again I will say look at the number of Schiano era draft picks still on the Bucs even with a new HC and GM running the show. Now look at how many Morris era picks have been shown the door since Lovie and Licht took over. Schiano will get another NFL opportunity, take it to the bank.

  20. That Guy Says:

    Here’s hoping Gregory gets a chance to expound on how he knows the rules of the game better than the refs and how the guys on NFL Network don’t know the difference between man coverage and zone.

  21. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Ahh, yes. It’s from a Joe article. Here’s Sapp’s tweet:

    @QBKilla: Mark Dominik Hiring Your Agents Client (Mike Sherman) Is Not Da Way To Win Football Games!! #WhereTheyDoThatAt … 25-25 At Texas A&M?? … How Can a General Manager That Leaves Work Everyday At 4pm! Hire a Head Coach?? #HireAFriend

  22. runtodaylight Says:

    Coach Schiano is doing a great job on the NFL network and I agree with others that predict success for him down the road with another shot as Head Coach. Good talent evaluator, good teacher, good family man with an amazing amount of good character.

  23. Marlow Says:

    I was not a Schiano hater. He had a plan, stuck to it, and got us headed in a better direction. He is not a bad coach at all! Do we have a better coach now… sure, but his drafts have not been overly successful either.

  24. Eric Says:

    Off field distractions are the excuse?

    What about the previous year where we lost five out of the last six?

    That’s a 1-13 span.

    Last place in the league offense. Obviously talent rich. Our offense was headed in the right direction? Anybody watch the last four games?

    Absolutely horrific hire, without qualifications to head coach in the league, which the Rockstar should have known if he had an ounce of sense either.

  25. That Guy Says:

    More likely improvement for the Bucs’ improvement at drafting players, Gregory or this guy:

    Stokes worked as the Seahawks’ assistant director of college scouting (2010-11), during which time he was instrumental in bringing in the likes of defensive standouts S Earl Thomas (first-round, 2010), S Kam Chancellor (fifth-round, 2010), LB K.J. Wright (fourth-round, 2011) and CB Richard Sherman (fifth-round, 2011).

  26. SSG MIKE Says:

    All those saying look at how many draft picks are still here from Schiano as compared to Morris era may not understand that Morris’ picks were well outside if there financial punishment stage. IE past the third year of there contract status much easier to dump than a guy who has a larger cap hit in the 2nd year. Schiano did bring in some undrafted talent “Rutgers” men like Tim Wright amongst others who performed well but ultimately those drafts will be judged in the 3rd and 4th year of which will also be under better coaching. Just saying time will still tell the legacy or lack thereof for Schiano. Think we will see him as a DC for Belicheat after he milks the Glazers for a year or two on his contract.

  27. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Probably Stokes helped, but when it came time to make the final call it was almost assuredly Schiano and Dominick not Stokes.

  28. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Even using the logic about Rah era picks, many of them are no longer even in the NFL. Thankfully McCoy panned out, the same guy who said Schiano showed him how to tackle better (paraphrasing something to that effect). I’m not saying Schiano didn’t make slot of blunders, but some refuse to give the guy credit where due.

  29. That Guy Says:

    Yes, Eric Stokes was only hired to be the Director of College Scouting, but it really must have been Gregory’s genius behind the improved drafting. Makes perfect logical sense. Which one of them still has a job with the team?

  30. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Schiano was known as a tape guy and good talent evaluator long before he came to Tampa. My guess is he’s a very good draft evaluator because of that. The problem is he’s a very bad NFL head coach. Maybe the guy should be a director of scouting somewhere. That seems to fit his talents much better.

  31. Sweets Willie Says:

    If Rockstar was still here and took JF, it would be Rockstar meets Pornstar. By the way that show that pushed the draft back two weeks, Never Happened!! Postponed, what a waste!

  32. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Schiano probably wasn’t at the scouting combine with Belichick to talk pasta recipes. I guess we’ll see if it was Stokes or Schiano based on the next couple of Bucs drafts won’t we?

  33. You go Joe Says:

    @realist your still unrealistic

    Schiano drove the team to a 4-12 record. He had some weapons, defensively at least, that could help him win. But his scheme play calling and work ethic just brought down the team. He can’t be a head coach in the nfl as he can’t handle it. Blaming Mark dominik for the who failure shows how blind you are. It’s both their faults

  34. BFFL Says:

    Schiano is a great draft talent evaluator. He brought in some very good rookies the past two years. He just really screwed up by getting rid of Bennett and selling his soul to Revis.

  35. stevek Says:

    Schiano knows talent.

    Dominick was the root of all FAILURE in Tampa.

    Schiano is just the hated “face” of the problem.

    No doubt about it, our last two drafts are the work of Schiano.

    Dominick stunk/stinks/can’t identfy talent, build a roster, etc..

    Freeman +Dominick= Factory of Sadness Down South

  36. Jim Walker Says:

    Morris and Schiano wrecked this team. Gruden should have never been fired. If Kiffin could have kept his mouth shut about leaving maybe the defense would not have collapsed. That announcement killed the season, and Gruden. The team has not been the same since.

  37. Jon Says:

    Dominick coached lavonte to push smith out of bounds too against the Jets! Dominick blew the lead against Seattle too. A few of you hate too much. He certainly wasn’t perfect but who in 2009 did you wish he and rah would have drafted. You have to try and find a QB, can’t blame him for that. He didn’t draft pat white at least.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    When I see fans bashing Schiano I understand they are idiots. If Raheem Morris can still coach, Greg Schiano could actually become a coordinator.

    Really, if you actually use your brains, what did Schiano do wrong?

    MRSA was not his fault.
    Freeman was not his fault. (he was forced on Schiano)
    The roster was filled with talent that Dominick put there.
    The offense had nothing to do with Schiano.

    Schiano made the players work hard.
    Schiano weeded out most of the bad, lazy players.
    Schiano took the quit out of the players…make no mistake, nearly half the team was quitting on Morris.
    The defense improved under Schiano.
    Schiano chose wisely on draft picks, striking gold more often than striking out.

    All this hate and his only real fault was micromanagement…which isn’t that bad of a fault.

    Even Joe has said the Glazers may have been talking with Lovie longer that anyone knows. Schiano was going to be fored no matter what.

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Schiano was going to be FIRED no matter what.”

  40. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Lovie Demanding that Dominik must go before he would accept the job, and the purging of the roster has opened a lot of people eyes. It is finally time to move in the right direction

  41. Eric Says:

    Schiano isn’t/wasn’t even a good college coach.

  42. Mumbles Says:

    No comment!

  43. Bucky1 Says:

    Eric Your and Joe’s man Freeman was the cause of the decline of play in 2012 and start of 2013. When are you ever going to admit the deleterious effect that guy had on our team? If he didn’t have the radio and print people in his pocket we could have had a winning team.

  44. Keirster Says:

    I too think he will catch on a be successful somewhere else down the road. As to his sitting back and collecting $3MM a year…Wouldn’t you?

    BTW, if you answered no to the question above…your LYING!

    Even if he did want to get back into coaching right away, I am sure his wife is in his ear. Make $9MM over the next 3 years and be less than age 50, now your financially secure for LIFE while looking for a job. The other option, take one for $400K and miss out on $9MM over 3 years.

    No Brainer.

    Good luck in your future endeavors Greg!