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Greg Schiano on verge of losing Bucs players?

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11:08 AM ET 09.14 | An NFC assistant coach had gone through the video of Tampa Bay's season-opening loss to the New York Jets earlier in the week and came away with an ominous concern for the Buccaneers coaching staff. "That's the kind of performance where you can lose your players in a hurry if you're not careful," the coach said. At the time, the coach was unaware of a story Wednesday that Bucs players had already held a players-only meeting before the season and a subsequent story about quarterback Josh Freeman missing the annual team photo. "We all know it as coaches. If the players don't think you can help them win, they'll tune you out in a heartbeat," the coach said. "You look around the league and you see some of the stuff that happened and it makes you shake your head."

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September 14, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Of course trouble's brewing. They lost to the frickin' Jets.

September 14, 2013  11:45 AM ET

He's been a bit of an Aholio since he showed up in the NFL. Those guys usually slink back to the NCAA.

September 14, 2013  11:59 AM ET

At the time, the coach was unaware of a story Wednesday that Bucs players had already held a players-only meeting before the season and a subsequent story about quarterback Josh Freeman missing the annual team photo.


As I said the other day... this team has bigger problems than just the coach.

September 14, 2013  12:15 PM ET

This guy makes the Harbaughs seem likeable.

September 14, 2013  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This guy makes the Harbaughs seem likeable.

And the Ryans.

September 14, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And the Ryans.

Whoa, now....Don't go all crazy on us! :-D

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September 14, 2013  01:29 PM ET

The tough guy image Schiano tried to foster through empty gestures like bull rushing the opposing team when they try to kneel down and run out the clock probably had everyone on the field thinking 'this kind of **** could end my career through a meaningless injury'. The clumsy way he has damaged the relationship between the team and Josh Freeman--don't just let him go, but undercut him every way that you can and then tell him to go out and play well--damages the locker room. Then they have a player's only meeting because they think Schiano rigged the results of the voting for team captain (he was the one who counted the votes). Then they lose to the Jets through undisciplined play and we all have the image of Geno Smith being lifted up like he's a savior.

Yeah, I think Greg has about wore out his welcome.

September 14, 2013  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The tough guy image Schiano tried to foster through empty gestures like bull rushing the opposing team when they try to kneel down and run out the clock probably had everyone on the field thinking 'this kind of **** could end my career through a meaningless injury'. The clumsy way he has damaged the relationship between the team and Josh Freeman--don't just let him go, but undercut him every way that you can and then tell him to go out and play well--damages the locker room. Then they have a player's only meeting because they think Schiano rigged the results of the voting for team captain (he was the one who counted the votes). Then they lose to the Jets through undisciplined play and we all have the image of Geno Smith being lifted up like he's a savior. Yeah, I think Greg has about wore out his welcome.

There's your details, Dole.

Great post, DA.

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September 14, 2013  04:31 PM ET

It's been well documented that he's no supporter of Josh Freeman.

September 14, 2013  04:46 PM ET

Might he be just misunderstood?

September 14, 2013  06:16 PM ET

Usually two threads on the Jets and one on the Bucs would signal the Sunday after Christmas. It's a sloooooooooolpw news day!

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September 14, 2013  06:53 PM ET
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The difference is that the Harbaughs are ayholes who make others angry. This guy is an ayhole who makes his own team angry. One is "lets win one for coach!". The other is "I ain't getting hurt for this jherkov". Big difference.

Yeah, any time you rig the captain vote to suit your own ends it tends to build enmity.

September 14, 2013  08:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Rutgers!!

Now, don't dis Don Imus' favorite New Jersey school!

September 14, 2013  09:42 PM ET

I don't know anything about Shinola (or what ever his name is) or the Buc's but just on the surface judging only from this article, Tampa is in a world of she-ite. Losing to the Ryan family circus is an indictment on the coach for sure, but the starting QB not showing for the team pic......well that's just messed up.

September 14, 2013  11:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's been well documented that he's no supporter of Josh Freeman.

Apparently, neither are Josh's teammates.

 
September 15, 2013  12:52 PM ET

He better hope Freeman stinks it up so he has justification to replace him. Lets be honest racism exists and they may rally behind Freeman and not the coach. If so he is toast.

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