Martin Reveals Schiano No Celebration Policy

December 6th, 2014

bullhornGreg Schiano regulated room temperature, meal temperature, airplane temperature, movie titles, water-bottle holding and much more.

So, of course, Schiano had his own rules on celebration.

Notice how Doug Martin spiked the football when he scored a touchdown against the Bengals on Sunday? That was completely within NFL rules, but it was not approved under Commander Schiano.

No. No. No. Schiano was not about to permit a spike without punishment.

Martin made the revelation last night on Total Access on the Buccaneers Radio Network when host TJ Rives noted Martin’s rare spike on Sunday.

TJ Rives: Was that just an excitement thing? You don’t slam it down all the time. Typically, you don’t.

Doug Martin: When Schiano was here, we weren’t able to do all that stuff. We had to either hand the ball to the ref or just drop and no celebration. That was my first spike, by the way.

Martin scored in Pittsburgh back in September but opted for no celebration, perhaps still hearing Commander Crazy in his head.

Man, Schiano’s rule in this case was nuts. The NFL lets you spike the ball. Sheesh.

48 Responses to “Martin Reveals Schiano No Celebration Policy”

  1. Zam Says:

    I guess that explains why no one wanted to score a touchdown.

  2. DB55 Says:

    I heard that on the radio too. Was gonna mention it but everyone was caught up on the press release last night. Apparent there was a method to schianos madness.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Best TD celebration ever = Barry Sanders.

    Act like you’ve been there.

  4. DB55 Says:


    Ha! You forgot the Boom Pow Zing. Lol

  5. DB55 Says:

    I’m sure I’m wrong but I think jerry rice just handed the ball to the ref too. Hey, why be like sanders and Rice when you can be like ASJ. Thanks Ocho Cinco.

    Bc of ochocinco the celebration rules were changed.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Jerry Rice spiked the ball on occassion. So did Walter Payton. So does Tom Brady. I just hope we get more opportunities to either spike the ball or hand it to the ref.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’d take Schiano as coach back in a heartbeat over what’s here.

  8. SeanyMacinSC Says:

    ASJ and Evans both got penalties for celebrating after TD. Act like you been there before or celebrate when you get back the side line.

  9. DB55 Says:

    Why not take out a sharpie while you’re at it. Or take out a cellphone and take a selfie as you go 2-11. I mean let have some fun!!! Winning is for losers.

  10. Rrsrq Says:

    Didn’t Dougie dance when he ran crazy against the Raiders

  11. ElioT Says:

    No DB55! Best TD celebration ever was #40. Hand the ball to the red, adjust your jock and go bang a hot chick after the game.

    Go Sucs!

  12. DB55 Says:


    That’s works, even better.

  13. Simpleasthat Says:

    ASJ is a jackass. McClown is gonna be in serious pain on Monday.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We scoire so little….I’d welcome a few more penalties……maybe Patrick Murray can celebrate for us…..

  15. DB55 Says:


    Yea maybe he can’t jump in the air and break his knee.

  16. Todd Says:

    Let’s be real here ? What talent did schanio leave us besides david ?

  17. Walter White Says:

    Hmm… interesting article Joe. So you’re making a point to criticize a coach for having structure and discipline when what our team so desperately needs is… structure and discipline…

    I’m not arguing that Schiano is or was the right guy, but let’s have a bit of perspective here. Why bother criticizing or poking fun at your raggedy old car you just got rid of when the one you replaced it with is still a hooptey?

  18. DB55 Says:


  19. OB Says:

    Too bad he didn’t have a rule that said you had to tackle the ball carrier or prevent the other team from catching a pass.

    These are young men and they want to celebrate their good deeds and they should be able to without breaking the rules. I would love to see them toss the ball in the stands to some kid or military member than spike it but if spike it is what they want so be it.

  20. biff barker Says:

    Todd Says:

    Let’s be real here ? What talent did schanio leave us besides david ?

    Let’s be real Todd. 2-10?

    Lovie’s boys are really tearing it up though!

  21. DB55 Says:


    Lovie def sold us a lemon.

  22. DB55 Says:

    Off topic but, I want bama to meet FSU in the playoffs so we can end this garbage debate. #28-0 #1 #Seminolesbaby

  23. Dave Pear Says:

    Off topic as well. As I sit here in an alcohol induced haze pondering the future of our hapless Buccaneers, watching Alabama pretty much have it’s way with Missouri.
    It suddenly came to me. Every one of FSU’s Heisman Trophy winners last names all started with “W”.
    Charlie Ward
    Chris Weinke
    Jameis Winston
    Cue Twilight Zone theme music.

  24. DB55 Says:

    Idk sounds like something other than alcohol. Are you posting from Colorado by chance?

  25. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @DB55 id like the 2 possible no.1 pick go at it

  26. Dave Pear Says:

    No, not in Colorado.
    It may have been an LSD flashback though.

  27. DB55 Says:


  28. DB55 Says:


    As a fsu fan I take it as a personal insult that we’re not #1. Even though I don’t watch all the games and can’t hold an informed discussion about them. Nevertheless that some buuuuullllchiiiiiit.

  29. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    Seminoles should be No.1 because of their record, but only the homers actually believe they are the best team in the nation.

  30. DB55 Says:

    Total FSU homer.

    I don’t know enough to speak intelligently so in a debate I just speak louder and angrier until I win. Sound familiar?

  31. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    Lmao, I feel ya.

    But I have watched a few FSU games because of Winston and I gotta say, IMO a team like Oregon or Alabama would rip them a new one.

  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    I agree, FSU should be #1 because they have’nt lost. I think Alabama would beat FSU.

  33. DB55 Says:

    Idk, that defense plays big and that kid cook can run his a$$ off. If Winston catches fire it over. Lane kiffen is hot basura. I’m not convinced it would be a one-sided victory for bama. But then again I’m a homer so there’s that too. Next comment will be typed in all caps. Lmao

  34. DB55 Says:

    That Kate upton game of war commercial gets me everytime. I’d trade places with that horse in a heartbeat. If you know what I mean.

  35. Gt40bear Says:

    Don’t have a problem with spiking or genuine shows of emotion but most of what we see has been thought up and practiced as a way to say “Hey, look at ME, look what I just did!” It’s a team sport jackasses, act like you’ve been there before!

  36. THETRUTH Says:

    he was trying to instill discipline into a bunch of kids who could not handle freedom under RAH , I’m sure little by little he would have backed off as all these young guys grew. Hey you should have article why LOVIE doesn’t have more rules cause the celebration penalty would not have been called on ASJ.. This team gets more penalties for bone head stuff.. O ya LOVIE has a pass with media

  37. Kingpin1 Says:

    Love it !!! Always act like you been there before. Most fans in Tampa wouldn’t know that. Love it!!! Martin needs to get in the end zone and not worry about celebration till you win a freaking game!

  38. Kingpin1 Says:

    Also Schiano had a better record so something was working!!

  39. Greg Says:


  40. DB55 Says:



  41. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Obviously Lovie loosening the reigns on the team and treating them like men has been effective. 2-10 and still sinking

  42. unbelievable Says:

    With Schiano’s rules, ASJ and ME13 both would NOT have gotten those penalties after scoring. Just think, we could be 4-8 instead! #winning

  43. meh Says:

    I guess that explains why no one wanted to score a touchdown.

    Zam wins this thread with the very first post. Well done.

  44. Snook Says:

    Tech couldn’t stop FSU’s offense last night. What makes anyone think Bama could? They gave up 600 yards and 44 points to an Auburn team with an inferior QB to Winston.

  45. bosscantworkmytoehurts Says:

    I would take the “good ol days” of schiano over the garbage we are forced to watch now.

  46. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    2 and 10 teams should not celebrate.

  47. biggun Says:

    I can’t stand any player celebrate a tackle cause it their job and paid to tackle they look so stupid doing it. But after touchdown it’s ok to do little something.

  48. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    “Commander Crazy” is looking pretty good about now!