All the scouts had to stand in that box like a bunch of little kids.
According to reports, Belichick's recommendation to the Glazer family, owners of the Buccaneers, may have been a factor in Schiano's hiring.author and Washington Post columnist John Feinstein.As one witness recalled, the personnel executive told the Rutgers coaches, "Welcome. You can go stand in it." The executive pointed to an area well removed from the field and glared at the stunned coaches.A few awkward seconds passed before the executive said, without offering much of a smile, "I'm just [messing] with you."Most people in the scouting community aren't put off by Schiano simply because of personal grudges, or because they believe he made a tough job even more difficult.If Schiano's approach is patterned after that of Belichick, a control freak who makes a point of restricting the flow of information and doesn't seem to care about how he is perceived by outsiders, the front-office officials to whom I spoke believe there is a key distinction he should consider.In the AFC personnel executive's words, "To me there is a respect level and a pecking order.
Yet there are obvious advantages for college coaches, too: The presence of scouts is viewed favorably by players with NFL aspirations, and when a coach and/or program consistently send players to the league, it can be used as a persuasive recruiting tool.[Video: Fantasy wideouts to sit, start in Week 3]" data-reactid="43"[Video: Fantasy wideouts to sit, start in Week 3]Consider that Alabama coach Nick Saban, a notorious authoritarian, is nonetheless considered one of the most obliging hosts by NFL talent evaluators, which may play a role in the Crimson Tide's prodigious pipeline of players landing on pro rosters.