(AUDIO) Mike Alstott on Bringing in a New Coach: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side

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Former Buccaneers running back Mike Alstott talked with Booger and Rich on Tuesday about the Bucs 0-5 start under Greg Schiano.

Alstott was at the game on Sunday and said that the offense didn’t have a balanced attack and their was a lot of inconsistency. He did say that the Bucs will get there, it will just take some time.

Alsott says veterans need to make plays for Glennon because he’s a smart young QB who can make an impact. As far the offensive line goes, Alstott says they aren’t playing to their potential. When you look at each individual, Alstott says they are awesome on paper but it’s not clicking on the field.

As a member of the Bucs fraternity, Alstott said it’s sad to see the leaks and turmoil at One Buc. He said the veterans haven’t taken the torch and aren’t playing Buc football that the Super Bowl winning team built. Alstott says there’s too much “me me me” and selfishness. He said the players need to call each other out when they aren’t doing their job.

With fans calling for Schiano’s head, Alstott says he’s not a grass is always greener on the other side. He said Schiano is a leader and players need to to back whoever is in charge. Alstott remembers when Jon Gruden came in and took over for Tony Dungy. The culture remained the same and even with new players coming in, Alstott said the veterans who had been there held the new guys accountable.

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