Greg Schiano: Did He Or Didn’t He Know The Rule?
There were so many critical mistakes in the Bucs loss to the Saints on Sunday but did Greg Schiano’s lack of NFL rules knowledge play a part in this latest loss?
After the disastrous failure to score from the one-yard line, the Saints took over the ball at their own five and proceeded to put together one heck of a drive that finally stalled early in the fourth quarter at the Buccaneer 33 yard line. With the score 28-21 instead of 28-all, the Saints lined up for a field goal, a 50-yarder.
Then the Bucs got too cute. The entire line shifted as Mason Foster yelled something, a signal, something and that’s verbotten in the National Football League. Yes, the defense can shift position, but player or players cannot yell out, blurt out or shout out anything that remotely sounds like a cadence.
The Bucs did and it cost them 15 yards and you can’t give Drew Brees second chances. The result was another Saints touchdown that made it 35-21 and forced the Bucs into a two-touchdown hole.
When pressed after the game, Schiano got a bit testy.
“I believe I know that rule and I’ll leave it at that.”
Leave it at that?
“I believe I know that rule?”
Believe is one thing, flat out certain is another.
This is one rule that doesn’t exist in college football and that was Schiano’s world before he camp to Tampa.
Did he or didn’t he?
We’ll leave it at that.