“We’re Not Going To Do The Same, You Know, Dumb Stuff.”

June 25th, 2015

demar dotson 1216Can old coaches improve?

Tampa Bay is banking on that.

Enjoy the Demar Dotson video below. You can hear the Bucs’ veteran right tackle talk about how offensive line coach George Warhop is setting new habits and telling his unit, “We’re not going to do the same, you know, dumb stuff” done last year.

Dotson goes on to explain Logan Mankins is taking charge (as if he wasn’t there last year for every game?) and things will be different.

Joe has every last finger and toe crossed.

Warhop is on his sixth NFL team since 1996. That’s a lot of stops. And he’s got no special track record of success, other than lasting a long time in the league and garnering a bunch of experience, which didn’t seem to matter last year.

The Bucs’ goal is to start two, second-round rookies, Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith, and Warhop is being tasked with getting three vets — Mankins, Dotson and Evan Smith — to revive off a rough year. That sure feels like very wishful thinking — with little depth to speak of behind them.

But hey, it’s June, the time for optimism and happy thoughts.

8 Responses to ““We’re Not Going To Do The Same, You Know, Dumb Stuff.””

  1. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Way to take one for the team, Demar!

    Logan probably threatened to give his BBQ to one of the other guys if he didn’t show up!

  2. ruggyup Says:

    The Warhop comment sounds like the old description, “damning with faint praise.” Maybe even that’s too generous. I say, O line, play together up to and above your potential and we’ll be just fine.

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I am optimistic..

    Not that the O-line will be good. But that they won’t be terrible.

    I think I said it before but I’ve never been so anxious to see how an O-line looks in preseason lol

  4. what? Says:

    Six teams in 18 years? So on average, it takes a team 3 years to figure out they made a mistake hiring the guy. Got it.

  5. idiaznet Says:

    Having coached O/L the addition by subtraction of Collins will make a huge difference alone. I think that we will have a much better line. Will it be pro-bowl caliber not so sure, but definately will be able to protect and open holes. I have had lines where 1 guy wasn’t happy and he killed the whole line. Since the group has to work together as one, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, really means a lot with the O/L. That along with a renewed energy from Mankins I think we are going to be surprised how will they will play.
    Also it is very hard to coach a line when your plan changes mid-preseason. Your line calls change and if the QB is supposed to make the calls and then they change all on him you get miss assignments all around. It also becomes hard for a coach to fix game day when you havn’t practiced properly. I have been through a Co-ordinator leaving just like the Bucs did and we only won 1 game that year for the same reasons.

  6. drdneast Says:

    Great informative post Idazenet. Also, I an sure if you check the number if teams Warhol has coached on, it’s not out of the norm. Position coached are the first to get the blame and the ax for poor drafts, personal or coaching.
    No GM is ever going to admit they made poor personal decisions. Just ask our last two how great their picks were and listen to the excuses that start or how they go into denial.

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I second that,great insight idiaznet. Thanks a lot bro.

  8. Fowlball Says:

    Wikipedia is a interesting source to discover the circumstances behind Warhop’s 19 years as an OLC at both the college and pro levels. Just two “highlights” from his coaching career:

    Fired as the OLC for Dallas in Jan of 2005. Interviewed for the open OL spot at FSU and not hired.

    Hired by SF as OLC,, he was fired (MID-SEASON) in 2008- the Niners’ OL had already given up a league-worst 29 sacks by Oct.

    Goes to show that there’s a HUGE difference between having 19 years’ experience and having 0ne year’s experience 19 times.