The Former Bucs Guard Stands Up for His Former Head Coach
Davin Joseph spent 8 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- and now will be starting with his new team the St. Louis Rams.
In an interview with Tampa Bay's My Fox Joseph talked about what went wrong last season that led to the termination of head coach Greg Schiano's job on the team.
"We just didn't have the right chemistry last year,” Joseph said. “It takes a lot to be a great team. You see how hard it is with a rotating door with players and coaches to really get a team that has a great core. That was something we weren't able to develop here in Tampa."
Joseph went on to talk about team chemistry and how he believes that there is still a chance for the team to make a much needed rebound in the 2014 NFL season.
"Hopefully with Lovie coming in, I wish those guys all the best of luck. I really hope for them that they can improve and get the right core guys, get the right chemistry and be able to put some wins together."
Joseph also went on to talk about coach Schiano's chances for getting another chance at redeeming himself as a head coach in the NFL.
"He will get another shot,” Joseph said. “A lot of coaches go down the same path. You're given a direction. He was given a direction when he came here. He executed it well. To me he executed it very well. He did exactly what they asked him to do. Things just didn't pan out."
"So a lot of coaches go down that path and they end up getting another shot. He's up there [New England Patriots] learning and growing, improving, working hard. So it's going to pay off for him," he said.
Joseph also went on to say that coach Schiano's job there was to discipline players, and had no ill will towards the coach who was doing what he was hired to do in the first place.
"Personally I liked him a lot. I like him a lot, but he'll get another chance. To say what exactly went wrong? Who really knows. A lot of little things. They all add up, right. But wins cure all and so we didn't get enough wins to make it all mesh together. I don't regret any part of it. You learn from every circumstance. So I felt we all improved some way, somehow," Joseph said.
Training camps for the NFL begin this Saturday with the build up to the preseason inauguration of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, and the Hall of Fame Game against the Bills and Giants.