Schiano Possible To Command The Pats Defense

February 1st, 2018

The story goes that Team Glazer hired Commander Greg Schiano to lead the 2012 Buccaneers because of a firm recommendation from Bill Belicheat.

The rest is bizarre Bucs history.

Schiano was a defense-first kind of guy. His 2012 Tampa Bay defense was No. 1 in the NFL against the run, a smothering. nasty bunch with Lavonte David and Michael Bennett living in opponents’ backfields. But it finished as literally one of the worst defenses against the pass in the history of the NFL.

The next year, the Bucs traded for Darrelle Revis and signed safety Dashon Goldson to fix the secondary, while letting Bennett walk away in free agency for no good reason (and not much money). The result was a disaster. League rules cracked down on Goldson’s big hitting. The loss of Bennett was insurmountable. And the offense was impotent, ranked last in the NFL.

Well, Belicheat remains impressed by Schiano.

Reports today out of NBC in Boston say Schiano will interview for the Patriots’ defensive coordinator position after the Super Bowl, when current DC Matt Patricia will leave to be the Lions’ head coach.

Man, this would be such a fitting happening in the wild soap opera that is your Buccaneers: Schiano alongside Belicheat and running his defense.

Joe has to wonder whether Schiano, in that scenario, would look for any of his former Bucs. Keith Tandy and Leonard Johnson (Bills) are free agents. Roy Miller needs a team, too.

If Bennett somehow ended up with New England under Schiano, that sure might answer a question or two about one of the dumbest and most mysterious decisions in Tampa Bay history.

29 Responses to “Schiano Possible To Command The Pats Defense”

  1. Mike Says:

    Maybe all the dolphins need is a little MRSA up in Boston

  2. FortMyersDave Says:

    More like Bellicheat used some misdirection to take the Glazers and the former GM for a ride much like he did in one sided trades with the Bucs….. If it were not for the Browns ( and the Skins for the RG3 debacle) the Bucs would be cited in the NFL annuls as the most ineptly run team of the past decade when you look at all the idiotic decisions made at One Bucs. Without changes at the top at One Buc it is likely the Bucs will continued to be compared to franchises like DC, the Browns and a Davis led Oakland franchise in terms of simply making mind blowing mistake after mistake at all levels.

  3. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Schiano is a very good defensive coach. Ask around the league and I don’t think many would argue. Now as a head coach, he’s terrible. I also get the feeling the Pats are a little nervous about losing their two coordinators. The Lions and Colts landed great coaches and I predict the Pats will miss them greatly next season.

  4. LakeLand Says:

    The Patriots should thank the Bucs for being so dumb.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    LOL. How many former Bucs have won rings or played in the SB with the Pats after leaving our team?

    Someone said earlier in the week that we are New England’s farm team… hilarious, and unfortunately, sometimes very accurate.

  6. Pa Privateer Says:


    LOL we are their scout team lol

    so sad

  7. LakeLand Says:

    To show how dumb the Bucs are, they traded Aqib Talib and a 7th round draft pick to the Pats. The Pats gave them a 4th round draft pick in return. Talib played in 19 games for the Pats. Then the Pats got a 3rd round (97th pick) compensatory pick for him in 2014. Then they signed the recently released ex-Buc Darrelle Revis to take his place.

  8. LakeLand Says:

    They got the compensatory draft pick in the 2015 draft, but Talib left after the 2013 season.

  9. GrudenForPresident Says:

    Schiano is a great defensive mind which he has proven @ The U and Ohio St.

  10. GrudenForPresident Says:

    Schiano is a great defensive mind which he has proven @ The U and Ohio St.

  11. LakeLand Says:

    New England had 6 former Bucs players on their 2014 Super Bowl roster.

    CB Kyle Arrington
    DT Chris Jones
    LB Johnathan Casillas
    CB Darrelle Revis
    TE Tim Wright
    RB LeGarrette Blount

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    Good hire

  13. Destinjohnny Says:

    If he would have stayed….
    He had an eye for hard nosed ball players
    We would be a playoff team now

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    Schiano was setup to fail with a horrible gm and a roster full of pansy arse quitters led by cancer93… Schiano is a fine coach the bucs organization is a joke and anyone who comes here regresses players and coaches alike. The losing culture is real and not going away any time soon. You can guarantee another run at nfc south basement in 2018

  15. Chris Says:

    I agree Tmax. Schiano was too tough for some….including Buc fans who sided with the weak willed , laxy, soft players. This team is still the same one he had. And Dominicks insistence on starting D ends he drafted is why Bennett was let go, and Freemans fragile mentality sunk him. The morons that make up this fan base still hate him . It’s funny he’s put out so many stud d players at Ohio State and I hope he gets the gig at NE.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Schiano would probably do weel under Bellacheat. The Pats you see, have an ORGANIZATION..A SYSTEM..from top to bottom. They..consistently give up 1st and 2nd rd picks to add more picks to their drafts. And they are the Masters of Discarded free agency pickups. Just look at their Superbowl teams. Full of 3th thru 7th rd picks. US? We got an all star roster full of 1-3rd rd picks and still bottom-feeders. ITS THE ORGANIZATION people!! Bucs need to get people in high positions who KNOW..Football.

  17. FortMyersDave Says:

    Lakeland mentioned the compensatory picks. How do those work? It seems to me that teams like New England and Dallas always seem to get one in the 3rd and 4th round yet the Bucs have never received one to my knowledge, not even a 7th rounder for someone like Donald Penn. I am guessing the NFL has some sort of intricate formula that decides who gets what but kind of like a Dallas/Detroit ref call, you kind of know who seems to get the preferential treatment…..

  18. Hodad Says:

    Schiano won’t be looking for any former Bucs to run his defense. He’ll be running Belichicks defense Joe get real. Belichick runs the entire show from what players who are brought in, or let go, to what offense, or defense the coaches run. He’s a real winning head coach, unlike Koetter.

  19. Colin Says:

    It will be interesting to see if Schiano will run the patriots 5-2 front or if he will run his own 4-3 front like in Tampa and at Ohio State.

  20. Rrsrq Says:

    Schiano, thought the girrafe was the future starting QB, he had no offense other than DM22, the offense and DBs would’ve still needed to be revamped. Sad to say, but one more year under Lovie (can’t believe I am saying this) and DK as OC, this team would’ve been better, I think he first of all wouldn’t have allowed the team to trade up for a kicker knowing that you have to have a front four for his defense to work, he was probably a better FA recruiter than the current coach, what I mean not so much as talent, but players wanted to play for him with his better resume (the no cussing rule would’ve had to go). He just couldn’t get Marinelli to come and run the defense

  21. BringBucsBack Says:

    Shiano fielded our best D since Monte left.

  22. BringBucsBack Says:

    Shiano, the Pats head coach in 2021! Funny, no?

  23. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    That would be great!!!! Tandy to the Patriots and Brian Billicks Bro-N-Law Smith can see how big a mistake he really made by not playing #37 when the Patriots kick the Bucs Arse every game they play them!!!!!

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    schiano…..oh boy…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  25. theodore Says:

    What are the qualifications needed to be a Defensive Coordinator under Belichick? The ability to use a camcorder?

  26. LakeLand Says:

    Greg Schiano will be interviewed by the Pats. That don’t mean that he will be their next DC. But he is Belichick Lap-Dog. One of the worst head Coaches in Bucs history.

  27. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I agree with BigPoppa that Schiano is a pretty good defensive coach.

    But I must say he disappointed me last year with the Buckeyes. Remember OSU has had an incredible recruiting run and Schiano said prior to the start of the season that his defensive line talent was better than what he had in the PROs with the Bucs. Really? My son lives in Columbus and loves him some Buckeyes but he told me that was a really stupid comment.

    Meanwhile Oklahoma comes into Columbus and Schiano couldn’t get it down with NFL caliber talent.

    I won’t write him off for one bad game and mediocre season…but it did raise some questions in my mind.

  28. OneBucPerson Says:

    What are the chances that if he were interviewed for the position of Patriots DC that the accusations that he was aware of Jerry Sandusky’s kiddie diddling when he worked at PSU and did nothing to stop it, the same accusations that cost him the chance to become the University of Tennessee’s new HC due to public backlash, might rear their ugly heads again?

  29. BobbyBucs Says:

    We should have never gotten rid of Schiano.