Buccaneers Pick Up Intensity Over the Weekend
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With practices starting to wind down before an actual game week, Greg Schiano decided to try a new tactic at practice on Saturday.
Schiano raised the competitive nature of his players during a situational third-down offensive and third-down defensive period. The winning squad of each third down series had to do 10 push-ups. And it wasn’t just the players out on the field. If the offense won the series the entire defense had to do push-ups. If the defense won, the entire offense, including coaches, had to do push-ups.
“At this point we wanted something to keep it going,” Schiano said. “It’s the fourth day of a four-day stretch and we just made things competitive. I figured since we’re going to make things competitive rather than have a winner or a loser, let’s have a punishment for the loser. It was good because it was very balanced. I talk about back and forth, back and forth – it really was. Sometimes as a head coach you aim them in that direction, but I didn’t, I let it unfold. [The requirement was] ten [push-ups], but I’m sure there were some liberties taken.”