New Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow admitted that he chafed under the exacting style of rookie Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, and that unhappiness over the departure of former Bucs coach Raheem Morris led Tampa Bay to trade him last month.
Winslow, who was traded to Seattle for a sixth- or seventh-round draft choice in 2013, was interviewed on teammate Michael Robinson's website (www.realrobreport.com) this week, and he opened up about Schiano for the first time.
"Schiano came over there and he (yelled), âToes on the line! Toes on the line!â Blowing the whistle. You canât laugh. You canât joke around. So, I decided not to go to OTAs," Winslow said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "They got my man Rah (Raheem Morris) up out of there, and I was loyal to him. I would take a bullet for that dude. So, I had to roll, man."
The former Miami Hurricane and Cleveland Brown said he remained loyal to Morris, who was fired after last year's Bucs went 4-12.
"He wasn't a company coach; he was a players' coach. He was real; you could talk to him face-to-face, man-to-man. They fired the wrong dude up there."