The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were about an hour into one of last week's minicamp workouts when a horn blew and coach Greg Schiano started yelling.
"Get to your stations. Get to your stations.''
Within seconds, the offense had gathered on one field for a series of ball security drills and the defense on another for small position group drills.
The cornerbacks practiced stripping ball carriers, the safeties scooping up fumbles and the defensive linemen getting their hands up as they rushed the passer.
The drills lasted only eight minutes, but are a regular part of Schiano's workout regimen, which includes what could be the greatest emphasis on fundamentals by any Bucs coach.
"Everybody talks about fundamentals, but he hammers it,'' CB Ronde Barber said. "We get fundamentals every day. He's definitely a teacher and that's a good thing. He takes that coach moniker to a whole other level.''
A level that third-year DT Gerald McCoy said is making him a better player. McCoy said he was never really shown proper tackling technique until he started working for Schiano.
"We do a tackling circuit before every practice, and I've never done anything like that before,'' McCoy said. "I realize now that, before, I was just playing football. Now, I'm really learning how to tackle and I think it's going to help me a lot.''
The constant attention to fundamentals can be annoying.
Former Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin ran a daily cone drill to remind players of their gap assignments that one-time Bucs S John Lynch described as "tedious.'' Lynch also described the drill as invaluable because it produced muscle memories that kicked in naturally on game days.
That's what Schiano is after, and his players don't seem to mind.
"You have to brush up on your fundamentals; there's no question about that, because you have to have a fundamental base to go with the talent you have,'' CB Eric Wright said.
"I think it's something that's necessary and I'm glad we're doing it and doing it every day. Other teams do it, but not on a consistent basis. We do it every day here, and I think it's a good thing.''
Schiano also has hammered home some of the off-field practices he thinks are critical to winning football games.
"We're in the weight room every single day here,'' Barber said. "I haven't lifted like this in seven or eight years. So, this is definitely a little more intensive program, but we've got a young football team, we need it.''
Schiano's structured, detail-oriented and intense approach might not be for everybody. There might come a time when he'll have to let a couple of current players go if they choose not to buy into the program, but most players already have.
"That was one of the first things Coach Schiano said when he got here – the sooner everybody buys in the faster we'll start winning," LT Donald Penn said. "So, I think everybody is buying in.
"Nobody likes losing. Last year was real tough on everybody. Losing that many games in a row at the end is tough, it's real tough. I don't think anybody in that locker room wants to have that feeling again.''
The Bucs lost their last 10 games during a 4-12 season that resulted in the firing of coach Raheem Morris.
Following free-agent veteran Vincent Jackson's lead has proved time consuming for second-year pro Mike Williams, but he expects the investment will make him a better player and true professional.
"It used to be that once you got off the field, you'd go watch a little film and then you'd go home," Williams said. "That's not Vincent. With him, you get off the field, watch a little film and then he makes you watch a little more.
"Then you think you have a little bit more film done, and he makes you watch a little bit more."