Schiano tells Bucs players they’re stuck with him

AP

As the Buccaneers prepare to head to Seattle in Week Nine before welcoming the Dolphins and the spotlight of Monday Night Football to Tampa in Week 10, the status of coach Greg Schiano remains murky.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Schiano told the team that he met with owners at some point after Thursday night’s loss to the Panthers.  Per Glazer, Schiano also told the players that they are stuck with him.

The question is for how long?  Some believe that Schiano could be bounced after the inevitable thumping in Seattle.  Otherwise, the organization will suffer a potentially enormous national embarrassment the following Monday night, when plenty of fans don’t show up and those who do continue to express loudly their opinion that Schiano should be fired.

The Bucs have shown in the past a propensity to make changes when changes aren’t expected.  With Schiano, change will likely remain expected until it happens.

52 responses to “Schiano tells Bucs players they’re stuck with him

  1. I grew up a Dolphin fan from the late 60s but when Marino left and the Don was no longer the coach and the culture of the team changed, I started rooting for the Bucs who are located near my hometown. So, I consider both as my teams, so Monday night I am going to be torn. But no matter what, get Schiano out of Tampa. ASAP. Have to root for a Miami win because they have the biggest chance for the playoffs.

  2. The Bucs are playing for the first overall draft pick and the only way they have a chance to beat out Jacksonville is to keep Schiano at the helm.

    If Schiano is still there for the MNF game I will be there too – to boo the guy out of the building. The fans truly hate this guy, that MNF game will make for fantastic TV if Schiano is still coach.

  3. The vote of confidence is more often than not the kiss of death.

    Per the article he met with upper management which indicates it was discussed to some degree.

    I’m pretty darn sure the talk didn’t go “Greg you’re doing a great job, don’t change a thing!”

    The vultures are circling

  4. Well if you are a player, especially one who is high paid with big leverage like a Darrelle Revis is, then you are NOT STUCK with a coach you don’t like.

    All you have to do is say “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED” and become a malcontent. The player is almost always going to win that battle and prove the Coach is wrong. You are only stuck with Schiano if you choose to accept how he sees things.

  5. Can’t see them making a move till after the season. The manner in which moves were made both before and during the season have been questionable. At this point could it get worse, more embarrassing? It’s more likely Dominick is shown the door at the year’s end. So, the real question might be to what point might the Glazer’s be willing to endure the scrutiny? And one more thing, did anyone notice whether the broadcast should reactions of the Glazer’s?

  6. I don’t believe those His exact words media unfortunately twist everything he’s becomes a punching bad and it’s because he’s 0-7

  7. He clearly doesn’t understand how the nfl works. You lose your locker room you lose your job. Ask around, Greg and start packing.

  8. Schiano told the team ‘ The owners said once you start playing football and winning some games, then and only then will they consider dumping me’. ‘So keep sucking thinking I’m getting fired and your stuck with me’.

  9. Just another egomaniac college coach who didn’t even win anything at that level. The Belichick dictator act doesn’t really work with no resume behind it.

    Belichick has spent almost 40 years in the NFL and worked his way up from grunt to multi-Superbowl winning head coach in that time. Some of these new guys really don’t seem to understand that respect needs to be earned.

  10. slick1ru2 says:
    Oct 27, 2013 3:52 PM
    I grew up a Dolphin fan from the late 60s but when Marino left and the Don was no longer the coach and the culture of the team changed, I started rooting for the Bucs who are located near my hometown. So, I consider both as my teams, so Monday night I am going to be torn. But no matter what, get Schiano out of Tampa. ASAP. Have to root for a Miami win because they have the biggest chance for the playoffs.
    ————————————————————–

    So what you are really saying , is that you are a fair weather fan and a bandwagon jumper.

  11. I’m sure Schiano wouldn’t mind getting fired. He will get paid the rest of his contract and will be able to walk away from the mess he helped to create. Bucs fans, this is an organizational problem, it’s not all the coaches fault.

  12. If he’s still the coach for that MNF game (conceding the loss to SEA) you really have to question the Glazers’ sanity. There is one thing to anger a fan base and the players, and then there is…..this.

  13. Many Rutgers fans and alumni, myself included, were happy to see him go. He was always arrogant and stubborn, but that was ok when he was building the program from the doormat it was. But he plateaued because of his limitations as a gameday coach. Never won a big game for us.

    That same arrogance will probably keep him in the NFL as a defensive assistant. I don’t think his ego will allow him to come back to middling program and I think he’s done too much damage to his reputation to get a top job.

  14. Buc fans, my heart goes out to you. Hang in there, the league is cyclical and in no time you’ll have a great non-college head coach (maybe a Gruden reunion) to turn the ship around.

    As a 49er fan we stunk for years… I remember Smith getting boo’d so badly on Monday night football when Singletary tossed him under the bus. Once the Yorkshire pulled the trigger it was a 180 degree turn around.

    That being said… Need to see more Dreamsicle uni’s!

  15. Clueless. You people really think he used those exact words??? Idiots. Lol.

    Schiano is fine. The media and fans hate him, but the Glazers believe in him…so he is staying.

    Bucs already had a bye. This week gave them 10 days between games as well. If it were going to happen it would be now. It isn’t…so it won’t.

  16. This IS the guy who said “Josh Freeman is our starting QB,” a day or two before benching him and running him off. So you see, this is great news for Buc fans.

  17. This goof coached Rutgers for crying out loud. How could anyone expect him to be a successful NFL coach!

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