Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said this week that the coaching staff was unhappy with him for helping an opponent up during a game, but Bucs coach Greg Schiano says that’s not exactly how he feels.
Schiano clarified that he’s OK with one of his players helping an opposing player off the ground after a play. But Schiano tells his players that if they do that, they should also let that opponent know they plan to knock him down again, something Schiano said he learned as an assistant to Joe Paterno at Penn State.
“I don’t dislike if a guy helps him up, nor am I a proponent of helping a guy up,” Schiano said, via the Tampa Tribune. “I worked for coach Paterno for six years and what I learned is, you help a guy up, you look him in the eye and say, ‘I’m coming back to get you again.’ That’s just my personal belief.”