Greg Schiano is a control freak, according to Peter King

May 15, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano during organized team activities at One Buc. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Peter King of Sports Illustrated has written down some of his thoughts on the trade of Kellen Winslow and the signing of Dallas Clark. Head on over there to read them. I'll pick out one paragraph that took my interest, though:

The Bucs are rewriting the rules of their program under Schiano. A friend of mine at Rutgers once told me Schiano was an acquired taste; he was insistent, for instance, that team meetings at road hotels be held with the room at a precise temperature. I forget what the temperature was. But that was the depth of his detail work. There's nothing particularly wrong with that. It's just that it's not for everyone.

This isn't the first hint of Schiano's control freakishness we've heard. There was the bit about the two-drink minimum, not to mention all the talk about attention to detail, stretching with your toes on the line and whatever else we've heard. On one hand, this is all part of the culture Schiano is trying to establish at One Buc Place. On the other hand, it's easy to go from attention-to-detail to oh-my-god-your-stapler-is-one-inch-off-center-you-are-fired.

Look at, for instance, the Washington Redskins. There were great stories of the Skins' resurrection when Mike Shanahan took over there. He enacted a new culture of fines for everyone and strict team rules. The result? A whole bunch of drama and two years of suck. Another example? The Kansas City Chiefs. Everyone was supposed to be accountable, detailed and they should toe the company line. Result? Suck, suck, suck and a story on some insane paranoia.

Look, I'm not saying that this is what's going to happen at One Buc Place. Greg Schiano looks like a good head coach, he's installing his own culture, he likes detail. These are not inherently bad things. But they're not magical fixes, either. He'll have to start winning games, and you don't win games because your meeting rooms are a certain temperature. You win them because you play better.

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