Every day, the Bucs have more than 20 coaches on the practice field, conducting drills, teaching the playbook and offering both positive feeback and necessary criticism. Here are some ways they get the job done.
Football players feed off emotion, even in practice, and on days when the Tampa sun is particularly brutal, the well of motivation can start to run dry. Coaches like Bob Bostad, who runs the offensive line, know that their own shouts of encouragement (and, when necessary, criticism) can help get the most out of each rep. In some drills, such as when the players hit the sleds, the desired result is sudden and powerful action; coaches want to make sure that every rep meets those criteria.