The Tampa Bay coaching staff has experienced endless complaints during the team’s 0-5 start. On the defensive side of the ball, the biggest criticisms have come from the use of cornerback Darrelle Revis, who in the opinion of some is being required to play too much zone and not enough man-to-man.
Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan has decided to give those who think there’s a problem a chance to participate in the solution.
“What I want to invite them to do is to join us about — I get here about 5:20 [a.m.] every single morning,” Sheridan said Thursday, via JoeBucsFan.com. “And they’re more than welcome to hang around until about 11 [p.m.] for the first four nights of the week, and they can help us put the whole game plan together.
“We got all the free Cokes you want in the building. And we’ll be happy to take their suggestions on how we could better use Darrelle. Trust me when I tell you we painstakingly game plan how to best use all our personnel. Not just Darrelle. But I appreciate the chirping.”
Sheridan was smiling throughout his answer, but his point is as old as the coaching profession itself: If you don’t like what I’m doing, feel free to try to do it better.
The reality is that, given the current state of the team, it would be hard for anyone to do much worse.