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Greg Schiano: We’ll win plenty of games playing Buccaneer football

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The Buccaneers are winless through six games this season, but coach Greg Schiano says this is no time to grow concerned about his ability to do the job.

Asked on NFL Network whether he’s concerned he could be fired if the Bucs don’t win their share of games, Schiano gave a succinct answer.

“We’ll win our share, don’t worry,” Schiano said.

The Buccaneers get the Panthers on Thursday, and Carolina is hot right now, having won back-to-back games by double-digit margins. Schiano, however, said he believes that the Bucs will win as long as they play the brand of football he’s been preaching.

“We just need to go out there and play Buccaneer football,” Schiano said. “Take care of the ball, play penalty-free football. When we do that we’re a good football team. We’ll win plenty of games. Hopefully that starts Thursday night.”

Schiano sounded confident, but it’s hard to see why anyone else would be confident in Schiano’s ability to turn things around. The Buccaneers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier, as only three of their remaining opponents (Atlanta, Buffalo and St. Louis) currently have losing records. The Bucs may stay winless for a while.

So whether Schiano thinks he’s going to win his share of games or not, his job security is going to remain in question.

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  1. letsgolightning says: Oct 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    “Remember to tip your waiter,” Schiano went on to say. “And try the veal.”

  2. skoobyfl says: Oct 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    When a coach loses a team & doesn’t know it, who should be the first to level with him ??

  3. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    “We’ll win plenty of games.”
    ————————————

    I notice he didn’t specify in what league …..

    or sport.

  4. stigman2012 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    So is that, “We’ll win plenty of games blowing up the victory formation,”?

  5. johnniemayes says: Oct 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    YOU’RE FIRED

  6. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Oct 23, 2013 11:56 AM

    In order to say “we’ll” you need to be a member of the organization. Considering you’re not going to be a member of the organization after this year, and you’re not going to be winning “plenty of games” this season, I would have to disagree with you, Greg.

  7. nwfisch says: Oct 23, 2013 11:56 AM

    So 0 is considered plenty?

  8. kaeptaincrunch says: Oct 23, 2013 11:56 AM

    Oh please Schiano, your team can’t even win a battle against MRSA, let alone a football game.

  9. coltzfan166 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    Not to be confused with any other types of football out there…

  10. ryann252013 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    This guy is an absolute joke and a tool. I feel bad for the bucs fans who have to listen to this nonsense, Schiano is gonna look so bad once he gets fired and the bucs hire a vet coach that will actually boost this playoff team into the playoffs. He is making Darrelle Revis look like a fool out there, hang in there bucs fans!

    – NY Jets fan

  11. sdisme says: Oct 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    They will win their share. Unfortunately, their share may be that same as my share of pets.com royalties.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    peytonwantsaflag says:
    Oct 23, 2013 11:54 AM
    “We’ll win plenty of games.”
    ————————————

    I notice he didn’t specify in what league …..

    or sport.

    *************************************

    Or year.

  13. rpiotr01 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:58 AM

    Not bloody likely.

  14. bucnblood says: Oct 23, 2013 12:00 PM

    I actually agree….we will when plenty of games playing Buccaneer football. Now all we have to do is find a coach who knows what Buccaneer football is.

  15. bucrightoff says: Oct 23, 2013 12:01 PM

    Maybe at Rutgers you will, but not in the NFL.

  16. kingviking414 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:02 PM

    When Schiano gets on the unemployment line, he’ll be standing right behind Leslie Frazier.

  17. digitalsasquatch says: Oct 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    Next on the agenda: the ominous ‘vote of confidence’ from management that invariably precedes the post-season decision to go in ‘another direction.’

  18. geniusry says: Oct 23, 2013 12:04 PM

    Jerry Jones should take this guy and go start a franchise in London.

  19. sportnorcal says: Oct 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    I cant even look at this guy, he is so out of touch and clueless. I cant imagine how Tampa fans feel.

    A team with so much promise, made some good off season moves and had a lot of hype over the summer and this guy just laid an egg.

  20. earpaniac says: Oct 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    Judging by the large majority of their history, aren’t they playing “Buccaneer football” now?

  21. nunpuncher says: Oct 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    Hate to break it to you coach, but there hasn’t been “Buccaneer Football” since 2002.
    Go Tampa Bay Rutgerneers!

  22. dtm1088 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:07 PM

    I haven’t laughed this hard at a head coach since Art Shell. Thanks for the laughs Greg.

  23. bunjy96 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:10 PM

    He’s the coach so he has to take the blame for the massive amount of penalties that cost them at least 4 games-mostly by veterans and the OL.

  24. commonsensedude says: Oct 23, 2013 12:10 PM

    Let me translate for Schiano:

    “There are no Americans in Baghdad. Do not believe what the media says. They are running away from our great leader Sadaam. They are losing, losing I say!”

  25. scottyhammer says: Oct 23, 2013 12:12 PM

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Thank you, PFT…that article was just the laugh I needed to get me through the day…

  26. deshackle says: Oct 23, 2013 12:12 PM

    You’ll all be sorry and owe Schiano an apology when the Bucs attack the victory formation and cause a fumble.

  27. miamatt says: Oct 23, 2013 12:13 PM

    If we’re playing a game of Madden 2003, sure…

  28. scottyhammer says: Oct 23, 2013 12:14 PM

    kingviking414 says:
    Oct 23, 2013 12:02 PM
    When Schiano gets on the unemployment line, he’ll be standing right behind Leslie Frazier.

    At least Frazier will get the mandatory Rooney Rule interviews. No one is gonna touch this clown, Schiano.

  29. backdapack4evr says: Oct 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    Yeah
    If you play local high school teams

  30. Rick Spielman is a Charlatan says: Oct 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    Well, he got rid of Freeman, much to the chagrin of Vike’s fans everywhere. That’s a start.

  31. seatownballers says: Oct 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    1-15 is a success?

  32. nflpoker says: Oct 23, 2013 12:19 PM

    “We’ll win our share, don’t worry,” Schiano said.

    ———————————————
    Is that the 1st or 2nd stage of denial for a losing coach.

  33. captainthree says: Oct 23, 2013 12:22 PM

    I dont know what blackmail material Schiano has on the Bucs ownership to get him hired, but this is the biggest joke as a coach since Rich Kotite or Eric Mangini! I am surprised his players havent totally revolted yet. This guy will be the first coach gone this year. Good bye and good riddance you lame excuse for a coach!!

  34. waitingguilty says: Oct 23, 2013 12:23 PM

    When coach? When?

  35. flipola says: Oct 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    He probably meant to say Bronco football.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:25 PM

    Schiano went on to say he had just schedule several games against Division 3 college teams and a couple of high schools and he was confident the Bucs would win those games.

  37. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Oct 23, 2013 12:25 PM

    bucrightoff says: Oct 23, 2013 12:01 PM

    Maybe at Rutgers you will, but not in the NFL.

    ____________________________________

    LOL!!! This scrub won ONE more game than he lost his entire career at Rutgers. ONE! He was BEYOND ABYSMAL against the conference.

    How this bum ever got an NFL job is more puzzling than how Mark Sanchez was allowed to play another football game after the butt fumble.

  38. therealtruth210 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:26 PM

    ryann252013 says:
    Oct 23, 2013 11:57 AM
    This guy is an absolute joke and a tool. I feel bad for the bucs fans who have to listen to this nonsense, Schiano is gonna look so bad once he gets fired and the bucs hire a vet coach that will actually boost this playoff team into the playoffs. He is making Darrelle Revis look like a fool out there, hang in there bucs fans!

    – NY Jets fan

    ___________________________________

    WOW!!! Really a Jet’s fan calling another coach an absolute joke and a tool, SERIOUSLY!!! Your coach is the biggest tool in the league. All that talk and hasn’t backed up any of it. He should stick with his creepy foot fetish

  39. bigbenh8tr says: Oct 23, 2013 12:30 PM

    Rex may be a tool but a hell of a defensive coach which is why they are a much much better team than the Bucs.

  40. 6ball says: Oct 23, 2013 12:33 PM

    .

    Suddenly it seems I’m an army of one because I believe that over time Schiano will prove to be a good coach. He inherited the Freeman situation which was untenable for both parties. His team consists of many young players and free agents which can take some time to gel. Plus, they seem to be the NFL version of Murphys Law.

    Even if Belichick or one of the Harbaughs were coaching this team, I think their record would be subpar. The Bucs roster reminds me of the Chiefs in 2012, who had instability at QB and lacked depth to cover for several major injuries. Once they addressed those issues, their results have been outstanding.

    .

  41. brenenostler says: Oct 23, 2013 12:34 PM

    Mark Dominik needs to fire him now because he can kiss is job goodbye as well if the Bucs finish in the top 3. For drafts picks that is.

  42. fumblenuts says: Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

    Somewhere, Lovie Smith is laughing at this fool……

  43. pillowporkers says: Oct 23, 2013 12:38 PM

    Sounds crazy but I really think the race for Teddy Bridgewater is going to come down to the Vikings and the Bucs. Jacksonville has played a brutal schedule thus far, and it gets much easier. Not to mention they have a good coach that’s fighting for his job. On top of the fact that JAX is just inept enough as a franchise to win a game and lose them the #1 pick.

    The Bucs have played a tough schedule so far, but like Florio said, it doesn’t ease up. On top of the fact that Schiano has lost his team, and they are starting a rookie QB that looks like a 3rd rounder.

    The Vikings have had an easy schedule to this point, but there’s is even harder than the Bucs on the forward. Pair that with a starting QB that wasn’t even there for the training camp or offseason. This team has also given up. Leslie has no chance of saving his job, Freeman has no chance to succeed when he hasn’t been with the team. Throw in a terrible defense.

    This should be a battle.

  44. grndizzle says: Oct 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    I want what he’s smoking.

  45. chiadam says: Oct 23, 2013 12:44 PM

    Thursday Night Football is the Bucs and Panthers.

    Is the NFL trolling us?

  46. therealtruth210 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    bigbenh8tr says:
    Oct 23, 2013 12:30 PM

    Rex may be a tool but a hell of a defensive coach which is why they are a much much better team than the Bucs.

    ___________________________________

    and being better than the Bucs means a lot considering they are not even in the same conference. Guess what you are a tool as well…haha

  47. 1phd says: Oct 23, 2013 12:48 PM

    The sooner this guy is out of the league, the better for everyone.

  48. scrp2 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:50 PM

    Revis is reminiscing on the good ol’ days with the Jets.

  49. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 23, 2013 12:51 PM

    …maybe, once you’re canned!!

  50. studio26seattle says: Oct 23, 2013 12:52 PM

    That’s a quote for his gravestone.

  51. youvebeenphaneufed says: Oct 23, 2013 12:54 PM

    He is deflecting the blame if they lose by saying, “he believes that the Bucs will win as long as they play the brand of football he’s been preaching.” If they win, he makes it seem like it’s only because they bought into HIS system. If they lose, it’s because the players didn’t buy into his system. Who’s to say his system is good enough to win in the NFL? Clearly, it hasn’t so far.

  52. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 23, 2013 12:55 PM

    Didn’t Buccaneer football get them to 0-6?

  53. pantherfan294 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:56 PM

    He’ll be fired after the Panthers blast the Bucs out of their own building.

  54. thegregwitul says: Oct 23, 2013 12:56 PM

    The level of confidence projected by Greg Schiano is bordering on hubris at this point. Each and every press conference or during his weekly radio show, the man is unwavering in his belief that he can turn it around.

    I just don’t see it. Look, he has his guys playing in every game, the team isn’t quitting, even though they are hurting their chances to win with mindless penalties. I don’t know of his level of involvement in the drafts since he’s been coaching the team, but the two rookie classes have been very strong and productive, and he was on the money regarding Josh Freeman.

    But outside of that, what positives can you point at? He was running Doug Martin into the ground this season and he allowed his OC to incorporate Martin into ridiculous deep routes that resulted in a likely season ending injury (blessing in disguise?). He has a defensive coordinator who when he’s not inviting the general public to One Buc Place to help with the game planning, seems intent on wasting the talents of Darrelle Revis by playing him in mostly zone coverage, so the opposing team’s offense just slides over their best receiver away from Revis to succeed in the passing game. Atlanta being the best example of the season; Revis was covering a player that was on the practice squad for most of the game, with Harry Douglas moved away to take advantage of Tampa’s younger corners. The result, Douglas torched the Bucs in an Atlanta win.

    Let’s not forget busting up the victory formation, which I’m fundamentally not opposed to, as Schiano has only employed the tactic when down by one score or less, but it seems like most of the players on defense are uncomfortable charging the line, and who can really blame them? The consecutive losing streak continues to build, having only beat an Atlanta team that locked up a playoff streak at the end of last season; we are looking at over eleven losses in the last twelve games with approximately eight Pro Bowl players all 30 or under.

    I understand why the Glazers brought in Schiano; he did clean up a locker room that had turned into a nightclub, but everyone knew that if a losing streak where to occur, the media would be relentless. Barring a winning streak of more than three games, the team needs to move on next season, a full house clean (literally and figuratively as I haven’t brought up the MRSA). They have the talent to quickly turnaround a la Kansas City, and while Schiano may still one day be a productive head coach, I don’t see it happening in Tampa Bay.

  55. mvp43 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:58 PM

    You are playing Buccaneer football…

  56. therealtruth210 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:58 PM

    scrp2 says:
    Oct 23, 2013 12:50 PM
    Revis is reminiscing on the good ol’ days with the Jets.

    ————————————————-

    What good ol’ days is that??? watching his stinkpot qb but fumble or his loud mouth coaching making creepy vidoes of his wifes feet.

    Seriously why are Jet’s fans even commenting? Your franchise have stunk for decades and haven’t won a super bowl in 50 years

  57. mgmac says: Oct 23, 2013 1:04 PM

    the interviewer should have asked schiano if today was “opposite” day

  58. hooterdawg says: Oct 23, 2013 1:05 PM

    Given that nobody saw this disastrous season coming, it would seem that the fault lies with the head coach and poor preparation of the players. The Schiano experiment has not been a success, and the fault for that is on either the GM or others in the FO who pressured for this hire.

  59. noodlecbs says: Oct 23, 2013 1:09 PM

    How do you feel about your coaches execution?

    We’re all for it

    Bucs fans

  60. rcp29 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:10 PM

    Tampa Bay Bucs all-time record:

    229-356-1

    That’s a .391 winning percentage, or an average of a 6-10 season.

    In other words, we’re setting the bar pretty low shooting for “Buccaneers football”

  61. jeffsnow7 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:10 PM

    it looks like they are playing Rutgers football

  62. slick1ru2 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:11 PM

    Rutgers is still waiting on all the championships he promised.

  63. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 23, 2013 1:15 PM

    I might believe you Greg, but I still feel like it would make more sense if you didn’t get paid until after you won those games. Fortunately for you though your team is very generous.

  64. buc8 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:34 PM

    I don’t think he’ll be here next year, but he is absolutely correct. The Bucs have killed themselves with penalties. 1st and goal on the 5 to 4th and goal on the 30? Really? Bucs would probably be 4-2 or 5-1 if they didn’t kill themselves each week.

  65. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 23, 2013 1:34 PM

    Schiano is an overlooked genius who is suffering in the public eye due to the MDMA scandal. Just watch…this team DOES have the talent to get right back in it with a win tomorrow. The smallest journey begins with a singel step. Bank on it!

  66. buc8 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:42 PM

    I haven’t heard of the MDMA scandal? Who’s hooked on ecstasy?

  67. lawyermalloy says: Oct 23, 2013 1:48 PM

    “Buccaneer football”??? What the hell is that?Schiano’s delusional!

  68. fwippel says: Oct 23, 2013 1:52 PM

    We’ll win plenty of games playing Buccaneer football…..after I’m fired.

    Greg S.

  69. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    “We’ll win our share, don’t worry” would make a nice epitaph.

  70. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 23, 2013 2:03 PM

    Buc Football: wrap condoms around your feet so you won’t get infected.

  71. stealthscorpio says: Oct 23, 2013 2:06 PM

    Every day the keep this ass clown around the bigger joke the Bucs become…

  72. wearewhowethoughtwewere says: Oct 23, 2013 2:12 PM

    What’s the over-under on Schiano being fired Friday morning?

  73. conormacleod says: Oct 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    seatownballers says:
    Oct 23, 2013 12:18 PM
    1-15 is a success?
    —————————————–
    Where’d you find the one win?!

  74. beach305 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:19 PM

    You need an elite QB or a 1# defense to win in this league.

  75. kinggator says: Oct 23, 2013 2:20 PM

    Hey Goodell, I think there’s one more guy that should be added to the NFL Drug Program – It’s a Bucs Life for Him!

  76. droyer85 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:30 PM

    What kind of football does he think they’ve been playing? Jaguar football? What exactly is Buccaneer football?

  77. mogogo1 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:37 PM

    Some high school with Buccaneers as a mascot has just found their next coach.

  78. h8glazersgobucs says: Oct 23, 2013 2:39 PM

    How does the NFL Owners Committee allow Glazer to let his kids run an NFL team?

  79. godofwine330 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:48 PM

    I for one can’t wait until this guy gets the axe. He’s just not an NFL coach, but a college coach pretending. It is sad that no colleve coach has had a winning record overall as a coach since Jimmy Johnson (you can kind of say Barry Switzer, but an absolute moron could have coached the team witht he talent that Johnson left).

  80. bdog2013 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:49 PM

    ny-jets fan,

    Thanks , this season WAS high on expectations. Some damn fine players. Schiano is single handedly destroying this team. Getting rid of players who see through is schtick to taking a top tier RB and running him into the ground on top of purposely putting him in a position to get hurt. ( wr) This IS 100% more embarrassing than 1976 & 77.. At least our D can hit. Now if we only get rid of this The Schiano (3rd person as likes to address himself)before we lose any more talent.

  81. tpa43 says: Oct 23, 2013 3:06 PM

    Yo Ho Ho It’s a Pirates life for Schiano! “Its a Bucs Life.” Yes it is. Brought to you and plagorized by Disney, except they don’t run things into the ground.

  82. rajbais says: Oct 23, 2013 3:08 PM

    Even with Revis sucking at zone???

  83. foofooface says: Oct 23, 2013 3:11 PM

    im beginning to think this guy is certifiably completely insane and he nor his people or bosses have any clue… which bares to ask, whos more insane? his bosses or him?
    sorry bucs fans, this is worse than the jets circus ever was.

  84. murraysons says: Oct 23, 2013 3:12 PM

    Plenty meaning…. two?

  85. ohnoflorio says: Oct 23, 2013 3:16 PM

    Breaking news: Greg Schiano has been suspended by the nfl 4 games for a failed drug test. Sources are reporting the drug of choice was acid

  86. murraysons says: Oct 23, 2013 3:17 PM

    Don’t worry season ticket holders, this team has a chance to be competitive in AT LEAST quarter of its games this year.

  87. thundastormz says: Oct 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    It is going to get NASTY on Thursday night. With Glennon starting and Doug Martin out even if the Panthers offense gets stagnant (tends to happen) the Panthers defense will outscore Bucs offense.

  88. camdenyard says: Oct 23, 2013 3:26 PM

    They call this “whistling past the graveyard”.

  89. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 23, 2013 3:29 PM

    Greg Schiano: We’ll win plenty of games playing Buccaneer football.

    What? Somebody please, help him.

  90. bayonnebleeder says: Oct 23, 2013 3:31 PM

    Not even at Rutgers, fool. Shut up and get a decent haircut!

  91. harrycanyon says: Oct 23, 2013 3:59 PM

    Problem is, Buccaneer football isn’t up to par with NFL football.

  92. tformation says: Oct 23, 2013 4:02 PM

    “wearewhowethoughtwewere says: Oct 23, 2013 2:12 PM

    What’s the over-under on Schiano being fired Friday morning?”

    If the Bucs’ division rivals the Panthers blow out the Bucs on national TV at home, I give Schiano 50/50 that he’s employed on Saturday.

    If it’s a tight close loss or a win, he survives until at least week 13 or 14.

  93. jillbrenneman says: Oct 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    “We just need to go out there and play Buccaneer football,” Schiano said.

    Someplace in the afterworld General Custer is thinking finally the world has a leader with vision.

  94. commonsenseisnotcmonman says: Oct 23, 2013 4:11 PM

    @6ball

    As a Chiefs fan, I can tell you that the 2012 Chiefs were poop, and the problems were far worse than just a QB situation or a few pieces on the D. It was the GM, HC, and all the other coaches.

    Winning can begin when you clean the house of the crap. Schiano will never be a winning head coach.

  95. uglyglazers says: Oct 23, 2013 4:40 PM

    Winless, classless, full of mistakes. You are playing Buccaneers football!

  96. tpa43 says: Oct 23, 2013 5:22 PM

    0-6 welcome to “Swagger Bay?”

  97. mulehead70 says: Oct 23, 2013 5:47 PM

    What he forgot to mention is that the Bucs will win plenty of games after he’s fired.

  98. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 23, 2013 6:00 PM

    68 wins – 67 losses at Rutgers

    (28 wins – 48 losses in conference play)

  99. 69finfan says: Oct 23, 2013 6:32 PM

    And the Titanic will sail again!

  100. jetsfan24 says: Oct 24, 2013 5:20 PM

    “THIS SOTUATION NEEDS GREG SCHIANO” so we go 0-16!! Dude this isn’t college. #yousuck #laughingstockofNFL

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