Time Management Includes Helmets

May 24th, 2016
Giving players a break.

Giving players a break.

If fans come out to morning practices for training camp, don’t be shocked if you see the Bucs practicing without helmets.

No, it is not to practice throwback football to a century ago.

Joe has noticed in recent years coaches are obsessive at times about time. Hell, Joe even saw an NFL Films shot of Bill Belicheat working out on a treadmill, eating lunch while breaking down film. That, friends, is multi-tasking.

Former Bucs commander Greg Schiano was so obsessive about time, he even scheduled down to the minute when he would fart in the mornings.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter seems to be that way a bit. But he’s more so about trying to give the players a break in the Florida sun more than anything. He has found that if he gives players a break from wearing helmets, then just that little bit of refreshment adds a bounce in their steps.

“That just makes good common sense,” Koetter said of the helmet-less periods of practice. “If you can get a couple of 10-minute periods in there where those guys can get their hats off, you can see how it forces us to let those guys cool down a little bit and still get work done.”

We shall see if all this helps out in the long run. But damn, being in the basement of the NFC South, Joe is open-minded to the Bucs being radical about changing things up, even if that means going gladiator with helmet-less practices.

6 Responses to “Time Management Includes Helmets”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Former Bucs commander Greg Schiano was so obsessive about time, he even scheduled down to the minute when he would fart in the mornings”

    Don’t think Joe was there to cover that…..

    And, If Realist were to comment on that he would likely say that Adrian “Slowburn’s” were worse but not as bad as The “Pop” Star’s or the “Incompetent One’s”….and would claim first hand….up-close-and-personal knowledge.

  2. Drew Says:

    Pablo likes Coaches farts. Reminds him of retried beans.

  3. Drew Says:


  4. 813bucboi Says:

    dirks right…i’ll admit he’s growing on me…he’s saying all the right things and hopefully he pushes the right buttons…games still have to be played and won first….with that said I love the strategy…back in my playing days at BCU our coach would surprise us with a bottom day(knee thigh pad with practice jersey) in the middle of the week(if we performed well the Saturday before) and the team would go nuts…everyone would be flying around…the next day it was back to the pads and we all were refocused on the task at hand….it also made us want to continue to execute properly and exceed expectations on Saturday just so we could have another bottom day….damn I miss college and cant wait til the season kicks off….GO BUCS!!!!

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m pretty much open to doing anything differently than it’s been done for the last 7 years. I don’t think any team has ever lost games because they didn’t always practice in their helmets. The weather is so miserably hot here in the summer, I see no reason to make these guys suffer more by wearing helmets when it is completely unnecessary.

  6. Sacbuc$ Says:

    The Bucs might just play better in September and November because of the decisions Dirk is making. POWER MOVES!