Tampa has really turned things around this offseason. And not for bringing in a new coaching regime, for the respectable Free Agent signings or even the draft manuvering. Tampa Fans should be very proud of their ballclub for the way their culture has blossomed into something that Tampa-area fans can be proud of. Despite a small black eye from Wright's arrest, this offseason has been very quiet in terms of offenses or recklessness. We're about three weeks from camp, which means we're still in the red zone for redlight possibilities, and ours guys are really doing a good job at not giving Schiano a headache. I have to say, I'm impressed. Greg has come in and really turned things around. And not that we were ever at the point of thuggery as some larger market teams have become, we definately weren't angels. Talib had punched a fellow rookie at the symposium, punched a taxi driver, the big headliner, and Tanard's woozy habit. Rah had let them live like club rats and even joined them at seedy places.
But now, Schiano has really tightened up the laces and its showing. He demands respect and professionalism and rightly so. Whats even more impressive is that these guys are young, whom are the most hard to get through. Sometimes they're harder to motivate or get to buy in and to but so far they've kept their mouths and wallets closed.
And that should help in September when the season starts. The communities surrounding Tampa, from Hillsborough to Sarastota will take notice of their good behavior and will be more likely to support a positive image that the team is embracing. It will also help keep players focused and level headed, another positive.
And last but not least, Schiano's personal decision to include Eric Legand. Man was this one of the most inspirational and respectful decisions I've EVER seen a coach make. It's an original move from a coach who watched one of his players sustain a horrifying and life-changing injury on the field. No coach ever wants to see someone experience an injury like Eric sustained, infact nobody wants to see it. I've never seen or heard a fan that wanted blood like that. It was terrible.
But with the ESPY's coming up, and Eric being the recipiant of a heart-warming award, I felt it was my duty to show respects to a coach who might be what Tampa needed. Schiano showed that while injuries are a commonplace in our violent game of football, you will never be thrown out like a piece of trash that some franchises are guilty of. And I can't say it enough but Schiano deserves respect as someone who genuinely cares for their players and their wellbeing. His actions, while some will say he is a tough act and disciplinarian, shows that he is the best person to look after our young guys. He will make them into honest men and accountable for their actions should they become reckless or foolhardy. Thank you for your time!
Are you proud of what the Buc's reputation has become?
Oh yeah, they make the Lions&Schwartz look like Gotti in comparison (20 votes)
Undecided, waiting for September until I claim them to be a positive image (14 votes)
Give it another season for a history of proof! (9 votes)
43 total votes