The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced Greg Schiano as their newest head coach during a press conference Friday afternoon, and the former Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach explained his football philosophy and his plans to manage the organization.
The Bucs' common message in 2012 will be TBA, which stands for trust, belief, and accountability. "You gotta believe in that," Schiano said, "or this isn't the place [for you]." Schiano, who got his coaching start as a defensive assistant, also said he would hire a defensive coordinator rather than try to fulfill that role himself.
On the field, Schiano has this vision for his Buccaneers: "great defense with a physical offensive football team that will take shots down the field." Indeed, it does not seem Schiano is a conservative play-caller.
Schiano takes over a Bucs team that lost its final 10 games of the 2011 season, which resulted in the firing of Raheem Morris, who went 17-31 in his three seasons at Tampa Bay's helm.
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