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07:14 AM ET 09.12 | It seems a bit early for going the players-only meeting route, though there may already have been one at the college level (hello, USC) and in the NFL. Per multiple league sources, the Buccaneers conducted a players-only meeting in the wake of Sunday's defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory performance at MetLife Stadium against the Jets. The full agenda isn't known. One league source tells PFT that the discussion included the raising of concerns regarding the legitimacy of the vote that resulted in quarterback Josh Freeman losing the captain's "C" from his jersey. The Buccaneers had no comment. ... [UPDATE:] We're now hearing the meeting actually happened before Week One, which suggests an even deeper level of problems and/or dysfunction.

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September 12, 2013  07:19 AM ET

Losing to the Jets does that to you.

September 12, 2013  07:29 AM ET

They're a bad team. Schiano downgraded this team significantly after Raheem Morris was fired yo. AND they gave him WAY more weapons than they gave Morris.

September 12, 2013  07:37 AM ET
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Losing to the Jets does that to you.

Absolutely! Btw..we are off to a good start with Hot Clicks this morning. YOW!!!

September 12, 2013  08:13 AM ET
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Absolutely! Btw..we are off to a good start with Hot Clicks this morning. YOW!!!

HAIL!!---->

September 12, 2013  08:16 AM ET
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after 1 game?

Read the whole story. Before 1 game.

September 12, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Schiano... Being here in Jersey it took him 10 losing seasons to finally get RU into a bowl game (with a little help from his friends). He's in over his head. This ain't college buddy.

September 12, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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Schiano... Being here in Jersey it took him 10 losing seasons to finally get RU into a bowl game (with a little help from his friends). He's in over his head. This ain't college buddy.

If he has so many players in the NFL..you would think they would have had enough success to get to bowl games, but that sure is an indictment on his coaching abilities, or rather lack thereof.

September 12, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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HAIL!!---->

Oh HAIL YEAH!!!

September 12, 2013  08:35 AM ET

I'm picturing soap bars in sport socks.

September 12, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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If he has so many players in the NFL..you would think they would have had enough success to get to bowl games, but that sure is an indictment on his coaching abilities, or rather lack thereof.

He has around 4 guys that made it to the next level after 10+ years coaching in the college ranks

September 12, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Schiano's players don't respect him. He's a hard **** and has no rapport with them. I give him one more year and he's back to college where he belongs.

September 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Don't get the story right, just get it first!

September 12, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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He has around 4 guys that made it to the next level after 10+ years coaching in the college ranks

During the Pats-Bucs preseason game the announcers rattled off more names than that, I thought.

September 12, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Schiano's players don't respect him. He's a hard **** and has no rapport with them. I give him one more year and he's back to college where he belongs.

This team has more problems than the coach. A QB no one respects (including members of the offense who saw fit to remove his "C") doesn't help things.

September 12, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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This team has more problems than the coach. A QB no one respects (including members of the offense who saw fit to remove his "C") doesn't help things.

they are circling the bowl and getting ready to be completely flushed.

September 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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During the Pats-Bucs preseason game the announcers rattled off more names than that, I thought.

Yeah. they did. 90% of them didn't make the cut.

September 12, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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During the Pats-Bucs preseason game the announcers rattled off more names than that, I thought.

As of today, there are 22 players from Rutgers in the NFL.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/college/_/letter/r

September 12, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Considering they lost because a guy did a very dumb thing, very late in the game......

I'd say a meeting is called for.

 
September 12, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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This team has more problems than the coach. A QB no one respects (including members of the offense who saw fit to remove his "C") doesn't help things.

When they gave him the C, they thought they were grading his performance.

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