The Buccaneers lost a game in the final minutes for the third time this year when the Cardinals came back from 10-0 down to win 13-10 on a Jay Feely field goal.
So things didn’t change that much in Mike Glennon’s first start as the quarterback in Tampa on the field. They didn’t change off the field, either, as the tortured relationship between former starter Josh Freeman and head coach Greg Schiano took another turn for the worse.
Freeman was inactive for the game and watched in a suite rather than on the sideline, a decision that Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, was mutual after the game. Freeman didn’t comment on his way out of the stadium, but Stroud reports that Freeman’s agent said that Schiano’s statement was a “lie, obviously.”
Freeman’s made no secret of his desire to get out of Tampa as soon as possible and he doesn’t appear to be averse to using acrimony as a way to grease the wheels. In addition to stoking the fire with Schiano, Freeman also reportedly missed several meetings last week.
Things got a little uglier on the Freeman front Sunday, just as they did for the Bucs as a whole in their fourth straight loss.