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Ravens RB Rice lauds team-first approach of his former coach Schiano



Ravens running back Ray Rice has long been a favorite of Bucs coach Greg Schiano since their days together at Rutgers.

The feeling is mutual. Rice said Schiano's team-first approach reminds him a lot of the one deployed by Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

"Coach Schiano did a great job,'' Rice said from the Super Bowl Monday. "He’s always had my respect as a man, as a father and as a husband. I’ve seen the way not only that he took care of us as his kids, but you see the way he takes care of his family. He’s always about team first, and it reminds me of our coach. One thing about the Baltimore Ravens is that we have the guys that are stars or whatever you want to call them, but no one is bigger than their team, and that’s what makes the Baltimore Ravens special. We’ve got a general, Ray Lewis, that’s going to be a Hall of Famer, and Ray will be the first to tell you that he wants to be there to shine amongst others, and that’s how our team is. Coach Schiano implemented that same kind of format in us.”


[Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:27pm]


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