On Thursday, some of the Bucs’ assistant offensive coaches were made available to the media. The quarterback coach, the running back coach, the wide receiver coach, the tight end coach and the offensive line coach were all present and taking questions.
The team’s O-Line coach is George Warhop, and when asked about the team’s struggles in 2017, he had a very different answer than what we’ve normally been hearing.
Before the video started rolling on that clip, Warhop said, “Yeah, I remember, it pisses me off.”
Normally we hear coaches say that “the past is in the past” or “we have to move on” or even “it’s a new year, that’s all that matters”. But, to Warhop, just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean that’s all that matters. He remembers 2017. He remembers how bad they played. He remembers being part of a coaching staff that only got five wins.
“When you go through a season like last year you can’t forget it,” Warhop said. “You can’t forget the lessons that you should learn because if you do you’ll repeat [the mistakes] again… If we don’t let those scars bleed a little bit, we’re bound to repeat that same stuff.”
We like it.
Be mad that last year happened — It seems like most of the coaching staff is, and doesn’t want to repeat it.