The Buccaneers are heading back to Tampa with an 0-3 record after getting handled rather easily by the Patriots on Sunday, but their coach reportedly won’t be traveling back with them.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Schiano will remain in the Boston area because of a family medical emergency. No further details are available and Schiano did his post-game press conference and met with players in the locker room per usual.
During that meeting with the press, Schiano was asked if his team would stay together in the face of the adversity they’ve encountered thus far this season.
“It’s definitely a choice,” Schiano said, via ESPN.com. “It’s their choice. I have great confidence this team will stick together and this team will win. I believe they believe that.”
We hope that all is well in Schiano’s family soon and that he’s back to work at getting the team pointed in the right direction before too much longer.