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'We're not going to compromise,' Schiano tells players



The Bucs showed great promise in Friday night’s preseason opener at Miami, but coach Greg Schiano wasn’t dwelling on those things shortly after this morning’s practice got underway.

After a disastrous full-team drill featuring a fumble by Doug Martin and assorted penalties, Schiano implored his players to be sharper with a little, um, encouragement.

“That’s two fumbles and a holding penalty!” Schiano bellowed. “Wake up! Start the period over! . . . We’re not going to compromise!”

When the miscues continued, he decided he’d seen enough. Schiano stopped practice, took the whole team to midfield and delivered another tongue-lashing.

It was just the second time during training camp that Schiano has had to resort to such measures to get his team’s attention.
“Sometimes that happens,” Schiano said. “If you’re a little sloppy, you stop it and get it back on the right path.”

In other practice news from this morning, tight end Luke Stocker left practice with the training staff and did not return. Schiano did not identify his issues, saying he needed an update from the trainers first.

[Last modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 12:49pm]


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