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Gerald McCoy: Bucs fans disrespecting Greg Schiano

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09:06 AM ET 10.26 | Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Friday that some Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have been stepping out of bounds in their treatment of coach Greg Schiano. A local radio station bought billboards with the message "Fire Schiano'' on them, and fans chanted those same words at the end of Thursday night's loss to Carolina, which kept the Bucs winless. They had even harsher words for Schiano as he walked off the field and into the tunnel to the locker room after the game. "If you want to be angry about the game or what's going on, be angry because we're angry, too. But don't disrespect him as a man,'' McCoy said. "That man has a wife. He has kids at home. We have wives and kids. Just keep it to football. Don't take it outside of that. If you want to be whatever in football, that's OK. Be angry. We expect you to be angry. Nobody wants to be 0-7. But just leave everything else alone. "Just keep it to the game. It's still just a game. We've got lives outside of football. When you disrespect a man as a person, then you're taking it too far.''

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October 26, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Mangina II?

October 26, 2013  09:34 AM ET

McCoy does have a point.

But it's not going to stop liquored-up morons.

October 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET

No end of problems in Tampa!!

October 26, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No end of problems in Tampa!!

The Vikings signed one of the problems. Just two more to go (GM, HC).

October 26, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No end of problems in Tampa!!

Schiano has been a giant fiasco.

October 26, 2013  11:28 AM ET

When a coach goes public, this is what he should expect! Nothing Less.

October 26, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mangina II?

Schiano Sucks!!!


Has a nice ring to it...

October 26, 2013  12:00 PM ET

Of course in no way shape or form did Schiano ever disrespect Freeman.

October 26, 2013  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Schiano Sucks!!! Has a nice ring to it...

It does doesn't it?

It'll also save me time on my next 500 posts. :-)

October 26, 2013  02:21 PM ET

Who signed the underachieving secondary they hired, whose idea was it to hire Jimmy Raye as an offensive assistant? If Schiano had a say in this then I say "FIre Him", but not now.

Fans need to know that firing Schiano now is not the answer, your season is over, your hope now is that the team will end up 0-16, then you can fire him. Glazer needs to clear the house, time for a major rebuild.

October 26, 2013  02:24 PM ET

An adult comment from a top player; perhaps some of the public will listen.

October 26, 2013  02:25 PM ET

PS--He's an ND grad; sort of explains his maturity.

October 26, 2013  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

PS--He's an ND grad; sort of explains his imaginary girlfriend.

<nods>


Classy statement by the player nonetheless, wish more guys had this kind of rational thinking.

October 26, 2013  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

<nods>Classy statement by the player nonetheless, wish more guys had this kind of rational thinking.

;-)

 
October 26, 2013  04:03 PM ET

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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