Schiano Okay With Initiations To An Extent

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

Schiano_2013Count Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano as one who thinks there’s some middle ground between harmless rookie initiations and unfair hazing.

According to the Tampa Tribune, Schiano said he’s OK with veteran players carrying out rookie initiation rituals, but he insists that rookies be treated with respect.

“My thing is you don’t cross the line,” Schiano said. “That’s a man, you’re a man; so let’s make sure we don’t cross the line. I don’t get into, don’t do this, do this, don’t do this. When you start having a thousand different things, you run out of time before you can define all of them. So, I think the Golden Rule is one that you live by. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and I think our guys have been good about that.”