Greg Schiano Addresses The FansOctober 14th, 2013
“I can imagine how frustrated [Bucs fans] are, absolutely. You know, I can guarantee you they aren’t more frustrated than I am no matter how fervent a fan they are. But that doesn’t make it ok. I mean I understand we’re disappointing a lot of people. This is a community, an area that is very passionate about their team and had high expectations, as I did. So far it hasn’t come to fruition. The only thing I can say to the fans and I know this sounds, and if they can hang in there, we’re going to be good. If they can’t, we’re still going to be good and then they’re welcome back. And I’m not being smart. I meant it. I think our fans are great. You know when I came out to start the game, warmups, our fans were awesome. And, you know, at the end of the game I’m disappointed just like they are. So I understand anything and everything. That’s disappointment. And the fact that our fans care as much as they do. I think that’s awesome. And when we get a turn, it’s going to be really special.” —Greg Schiano, Oct. 14, 2013
Joe hears the pain of the head coach. However, Schiano says no fan is more frustrated than he is, and Joe knows that’s inaccurate.
There are loads of Bucs fans who couldn’t sleep last night, riddled by pure angst and frustration. Schiano told media today that he sleeps well every night because he does the best he can every day at work.
Schiano doesn’t realize that fans aren’t paid millions a year to coach the team. There are legions of fans that have sacrificed vacations, good food on the table and more to buy season tickets. Coach, don’t say you’re more frustrated than the last of the face-painted, Bucs-tattoed fans out there. It’s just not accurate.