Buccaneers OTA Report: Greg Schiano's press conference notes

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All the notes from Greg Schiano's press conference.

Injuries

  • Darrelle Revis is doing a good job with his rehab, nothing on the other injuries.
  • Schiano talked about injuries in a general sense a couple of times, noting that they had to be smart about the amount of work and preventing injuries and that it was important for players to stay healthy.

Schiano says

  • Darrelle Revis is learning a new scheme where he has to do more than just cover one-on-one, which is interesting.
  • Schiano praised Demar Dotson who he said can do a very good job if he continues to improve. Dotson had almost no experience playing football before entering the NFL. This is effectively his second season with significant playing time in his life, not just his NFL career.
  • Dashon Goldson is mentoring the young cornerbacks and earned some Schiano praise.
  • Mason Foster got some praise as well, with Schiano noting he has transformed himself getting bigger and stronger.
  • Schiano noted Matt Brown's passion for the game and how hard he worked as a tryout player during the rookie minicamp.
  • Da'Quan Bowers has tremendous athletic ability but has to go out and perform. This training camp is critical, and the Bucs are banking on him being an every down player, noted Schiano.
  • When asked about competition a wide receiver, Schiano named five players: Kevin Ogletree, Tiquan Underwood, Chris Owusu, David Douglas and Eric Page. He emphasized the receivers' special teams ability (gunner, returner etc) as a critical component as to whether they make the team.
  • Finally, the Bucs don't want to overwork players early in the offseason.

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