Learning From Failure

April 26th, 2019

New Bucs DB Sean Bunting.

Football coaches rarely invoke baseball but one time Joe heard a coach do just that and it made sense.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, unlike his mentor Nick Saban, loved to have players who also played baseball. Fisher said he liked baseball players playing football because they were used to dealing with failure.

As Fisher explained, the best baseball hitters fail to get a hit 70 percent of the time. Therefore, they can put aside a bad play and not dwell on it.

Fisher’s baseball analogy sprung to mind for Joe when he heard new Bucs corner Sean Bunting talk tonight about dealing with failure.

Bunting said growing up he wanted to compete in anything. Basketball, football, baseball, you name it. In fact, Bunting said he played a lot of travel baseball growing up. And he admitted this baseball mentality that Fisher once referenced works in football.

“You have to put it aside,” Bunting said during a teleconference call with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club if a corner gets beat. “You can’t let it linger so that it will get you down the rest of the game.”

In recent years, the atrocity that has been the Bucs defense had corners getting used to failure more than Tim Beckham.

Joe Stalin would have thrown the lot of them into the gulag it was such a slap in the face to mankind.

Just about any self-respecting, decent corner ought to help the Bucs, it doesn’t matter if he went to LSU or Nebraska Wesleyan.

17 Responses to “Learning From Failure”

  1. Unimpressed Says:

    More fluff

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Surely Todd Bowles….the new DB coaches & Arians signed off on this pick before Licht made the selection…..if not for that, I’d be skeptical that Licht got cute again with the 2nd round pick…..
    We will see…..

  3. Wesley Says:


  4. LJS4th Says:

    Another bad Bucs pick!!! WHY????

  5. Billy_43 Says:

    Not a bad pick just because you don’t know his name.
    You think ANY of these draft experts interviewed him.
    Solid pick
    He has been flying up draft boards after surprisingly declaring.
    They say his only flaw is being too agressive at times.
    Can use a little of that in Tampa.
    1st 2 picks are the fastest guys on our defense already.

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    So I just get home after dinner with friends and see that we’ve taken another CB from Central Michigan yet. Have the posters gone nuts?

    Then I remembered how many CB’s come from small schools.

    When I was still working in sports and covered ETSU football Donnie Abraham was a star…but in the Southern Conference.
    The Bucs took him in the 3rd round and he worked out pretty well. Hopefully this kid will play 6-7 years for us.

    Juwan Taylor lasted until the second round?

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Every team gets better on draft day other than bucs who regress each year…. gm just following the glazers orders to maintain basement title streak….. its a buc life basement titles and false hope with a nutpunch week 4 to 6 guranteed

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    But Tim Beckham is batting .304 this year with 6 homers…

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I wouldn’t call this a bad pick at all. I just got home from my wedding rehearsal and looked up some info on him.

    He’s a shut-down press corner with 4.4 speed. Only allowed a 39% completion rate, which is pretty good.

    I was hoping for the DL here, but I don’t mind the pick.

    People need to stop blaming Licht, because Arians is making these picks.

    On a side note, no DL in the first 2 picks means GMC is going nowhere, whther he reworks his contract or not.

  10. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Yeah we needed a home run and we bunting instead.

  11. Joeypoppems Says:

    Im in on Sean Bunting. Just PRAYING the 3rd round pick is in the trenches and NOT a RB.

  12. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Trenches anyone? Anyone?

    Not a sheep

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Joeypoppems … Since we’re now into the 3rd Rnd, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the Bucs go offense at this point … either an OLineman or a RB. Personally I’d rather see us take a quality RB to complement Barber, someone like Bama’s Damien Harris. With so many OLinemen drafted early, there should be a number of FAs available soon enough who we could sign (assuming w can find the $$$ someplace of course).

    Bonzai … Since we passed on a DLineman yet again, I agree with you that GMC probably is staying here. I do hope though that he reworks his contract to give us more room.

  14. oxycondoms Says:

    sounds like a project pick . wouldn’t be surprised if the bucs got caught flat footed with teams trading ahead of them and taking bucs targets

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Idiots hating need to get a clue. Great athlete and another large CB to play opposite Davis (hoping VH3 is going back to nickel).

    “He’s a ball hawk. You saw it two years as a starter. In addition to his seven interceptions, he had four forced fumbles, and this guy just makes plays,” ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay during the draft.

    Bunting measured at 6-foot-0 and 195 pounds at the NFL combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds.”

  16. louden Says:

    His “highlights” had lowlights..

    he wasn´t worth the 2nd pick at that spot compared to the other options that were available..

    typical Suckaneers pick

    Fire Jason Licht now.

    the sooner the better – just like with Lovie Smith..

  17. Dp Says:

    6′, 4.42 40, 41.5 vertical, didn’t allow a single TD, and had umpteen team visits.

    People are mad because these analyst clowns didn’t have this guy higher. How often are these guys wrong, like dead fing wrong. How many guys do they say are amazing and are a bust? Bunting looks good, is an elite athlete with good size.