TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Coach Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers speaks to the media at an introduction press conference at the team training facility January 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is bringing order back into the building and players are beginning to notice.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, the move was met with some raised eyebrows and questions about hiring another college head coach without NFL coaching experience. Typically, the college to NFL head coaching jump hasn't worked out too often. There are cases such as Jim Harbaugh with the San Francisco 49ers, but those are usually the exceptions to the rule.
For a situation like that with Tampa Bay, the hiring of Schiano seems to have had an extra added benefit.
Adding order to the club.
"It got a little loose last year where people got a little too loose around the building," oft troubled Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib told Mayem In The AM on 790 The Zone in Atlanta. "So Schiano definitely came in and brought that order back to the building."
Talib has dealt with his own legal issues and off the field incidents, recently finding a case against him dismissed. Even while dealing with his own issues, Talib has already noticed a big difference between the team with former head coach Raheem Morris and new head coach Greg Schiano.
"The biggest difference is, I think, the attendance. We had probably like 97, 98 percent attendance since Apr. 4, since we started our offseason program. So that's the biggest thing," Talib said on the radio. "I feel like, before the season, whoever had the best offseason is probably gonna have one of the best seasons."
The Bucs are a talented football team that seemed very disorganized and without leadership the past few seasons, but if Schiano can get the football team focused and dedicated, the team could make some waves in the NFC South in 2012.
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