Instant Debate: Dangerous move?
It's a blitz Schiano will call again.
"It's a play we have in our playbook," Schiano told Melissa Stark in an NFL Network interview that will air Sunday on "First on the Field" and "GameDay Morning." "So without giving away any schematic advantage to our opponent, it's like any other play we have in the playbook. If I think the time is right, I'll call it."
"I did (think about taking a timeout)," Schiano said. "But I also saw what was going on out there. And I guess my judgment was to not call it because I didn't want anybody to get ejected, anybody to get penalized, fined. I said, you know what? Better let this go. Because I've done it."
Schiano repeatedly pointed out that he caused four fumbles at Rutgers using the play. It's clear the attention surrounding his decision isn't going to change his approach. We have to admit: It makes the league more interesting when coaches like Schiano aren't afraid to question some unwritten rules.
"Well, I know one unwritten rule: We gotta win," Schiano said. "And if we still have a chance to win, we're playing to win."