Shaq Details Elite Ways Of Bucs Coaches, Front Office

June 3rd, 2021

It’s one thing for a player to give the tired one-liner that his organization is first-class. Yawn.

It’s truly another thing when the player details why.

Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett was in that role today, getting pressed on The Rich Eisen Show to explain exactly why he views Tampa Bay as a first-class franchise.

First, Barrett was clear that the Bucs are officially first-class because they have won. Per Shaq, you have to win to even be considered.

But everything else is perfect from Shaq’s seat.

“We have a lot of coaches who played before, so they understand, you don’t ask for unreasonable things in practice,” Shaq said. “They don’t want you to sit here and just do stuff that don’t have no effect on the game.

“I’ve been to situations where they coached on every little thing, nitpicked everything. And it’s good for some situations but the situation that we have down here; we all grown men. We know how we need to handle our business.

“B.A is a great coach, a players coach. He knows when to push the gas, when to push the brakes. The front office, they know like how to communicate everything down to us. They don’t like sugarcoat anything. They keep it real with us. And that’s the only thing you can ask for — 100 percent honesty.”

Shaq went on to give an example of how an unnamed Bucs player’s role was changed and coaches were brutally honest with the player and it was appreciated and respected.

Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht have pushed all the right buttons since Tom Brady arrived and conquered. And Joe suspects that roll will continue.

13 Responses to “Shaq Details Elite Ways Of Bucs Coaches, Front Office”

  1. Buccaneers Life Says:

    Ian could Shaq become a Hall of famer

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    “Joe Haeg, you’re no longer a Guard.”

  3. Miller5252 Says:

    Was that person who’s role was changed playoff Lenny

  4. Bbro Says:

    Shaq is one class act along with being awesome on the field and his faith 👍

  5. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    Faith is not a virtue, it’s credulity.

  6. Randy Mobley Says:

    Faith is only considered credulity by the faithless

  7. David Says:

    Lenny came to mind as the unnamed player.

  8. lambeau Says:

    This has the ring of truth, and could help this team excel going forward.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Doesn’t really matter what the organization does. The players have to believe that the organization is doing right by them and have confidence that they will be dealt with fairly and honestly. That all contributes to building and maintaining a winning culture.

    P.S. How did faith insert itself into this thread?

  10. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    BA & JL “…have pushed all the right buttons since Tom Brady arrived…”

    Have to give them credit for pushing the right buttons BEFORE TB arrived. I was a Jameis supporter bc of his obvious “potential” (such a bad word). And they gave him every chance to succeed or fail. The changes they made then and now are truly outstanding and impressive. Great job guys.

    Go BUCS

  11. Eddie Marz Says:

    Who would have thought two years ago that TAMPA would be one of classiest and highly esteemed teams in the league? GO BUCS!

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Bruce Arians has easily become my favorite coach ever. Across all of sports history.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    JimmyJack … BA has been great but you’re favorite all time in any sport?

    John Madden? So great he has a game franchise name after him.