Before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the New England Patriots Friday night at Raymond James Stadium, they will hold two joint practices with the Patriots, led by coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
That will cap a busy week for the defending AFC champions, who lost to the Eagles, 27-17, at Gillette Stadium on Monday night.
"I know it's going to be a benefit for us,'' Schiano said, "and I don't think coach Belichick would bring them down if he didn't think it would be a benefit for them. I like watching other teams and seeing how they practice, watching our players in relation to theirs. In a game, it's one thing. In practice, it's a little different.''
When assessing the team's pass rush efficiency, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano prefers to look beyond the sack line.
The only time a Bucs defender has taken down a quarterback through two preseason games came late in the opening half of Tennessee's 30-7 victory Friday night, when outside linebacker Dekoda Watson burst through and dropped veteran Matt Hasselbeck for an 11-yard loss out of the shotgun formation.
"I'd like to have more sacks, but again, are you affecting the quarterback?'' Schiano said after Monday's practice. "The scramble interception by (Ahmad) Black came after an effective pass rush and the quarterback (rookie Jake Locker) making a bad decision by throwing across his body.''
Watson, a third-year player out of Florida State, also posted Tampa Bay's only quarterback hit against the Titans.
"He's been playing in our first rush group, continuing to make the case that he should be there,'' Schiano said. "He's looked great here in one-on-ones. He ripped it up and that's great stuff.''