Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry isn’t too happy with his time in Tampa Bay last season and isn’t a fan of head coach Greg Schiano.
“When I was in Tampa, it was frustrating. The whole situation. From the time I got there until the time I left,” Gilberry said, via Bengals.com. “They released me twice. They cut me on the field at practice after the final cuts. I was on the field, ready to practice in pads and everything. Schiano came on the field and got me. ‘Hey, we’ve got to release you.’
“I flew home to Alabama and they called me the next morning. ‘We made a mistake. We want to bring you back.’ They signed me back. I made the opening day roster. My contract was guaranteed (because he was vested) and then they cut me again after Week 1. Schiano’s a joke, as you can see.”
Gilberry is happy with the way the Bengals do things.
“The Bengals gave me an opportunity. It’s different. Coach Marvin (Lewis) is a coach that if he tells you something, it’s what he means,” Gilberry said. “When he brought me in and told me about the opportunity, he said it’s what you do with it. It’s up to you. And they have given me the opportunity and I made the best of it. Here I am now a year (from signing) and I’m still in the same position. I’ll do anything I can to help this team win. I’ll do anything I can to help this defense win. Anything I can to help my D-line win, that’s what I’ll do.”