Hoping to break a three-game losing streak, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano gathered his players prior to the start of practice Wednesday and demanded they "focus'' on doing their jobs and getting better.
"I want 100 percent focus on doing your job,'' Schiano told players as they began preparations for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
"I don't want you thinking about some college bowl game that's coming up or about what you're doing later on today. Focus on your job and being elite, because if you want to be elite, you have to work elite. You can't just work excellent.''
The Bucs are coming off a 23-21 loss to the Eagles at home on Sunday that dropped them to 6-7 on the season, two games behind Seattle in the race for the NFC's final wild card berth.
Schiano followed up his speech be getting hands on with the linebackers and defensive backs during the individual portion of the workout.
Right guard Jamon Meredith, who briefly left the Eagles game with an unspecified injury, spent the early portion of the workout riding a stationary bicycle.
Nose tackle Roy Miller (head injury) and cornerback LeQuan Lewis (knee injury) returned to practice after missing the Eagles game.