TAMPA, Fla. You might think that the Tampa Bay Bucs would benefit from have a little inside knowledge regarding the tendencies and even the playbook of the New York Giants heading into Sundays Week Two game at MetLife Stadium.
After all, Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan served on the Giants staff as quarterbacks coach for Eli Manning the past two seasons and oversaw their wide receivers prior to that. Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan held the same job with New York in 2009, coaching the teams linebackers during four previous seasons.
And Bucs head coach Greg Schiano was a New Jersey fixture as the guidance force in the renaissance of Rutgers University football. Surely, he must have picked up some helpful insights about his next opponent while working in the land of the Giants.
Think again, insisted Schiano Wednesday as his 1-0 Bucs began full-scale preparations to face the reigning Super Bowl champions.
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