Greg Schiano has rules and guidelines that must be followed to the letter (photo courtesy of US Presswire).
Vin Diesel's Navy SEAL-turned-babysitter character Shane Wolf in the movie The Pacifier had a catch phrase "It's my way, no highway option." This is a perfect example of how new head coach Greg Schiano runs things in Tampa Bay.
Schiano cut safety Tanard Jackson in April for not rehabbing with the team as much as he should have and then five weeks later informed tight end Kellen Winslow the team was moving in a different direction, partly because Schiano didn't like his absence from the team facility.
Those are just two examples of the control Schiano has over the Buccaneers roster.
He also, according to Peter King, has a few idiosyncrasies of his own. While at Rutgers, Schiano was adamant about the exact temperature of team meeting rooms while on the road, and recently he took away an indoor, temperature-control once-a-week practice in lieu of working in the Florida heat to gain an advantage over visiting teams.
The picture being painted here isn't of an unruly tyrant, but of a coach trying to take back control of a franchise that had its wheels fall off last year under Raheem Morris.
Schiano's team-first and follow-the-rules mentality has been warmly received by the players who ran roughshod over Morris last season, and lost 10 games in a row while doing so.