Greg Schiano Misses Halftime InterviewDecember 29th, 2013
Now Joe just knows some fans will state this isn’t a story. But Joe knows a story.
Each game, home or away, preseason or postseason (remember those?), the head coach of the Bucs always has a few remarks to the sideline reporter for the Buccaneer Radio Network as he walked off the field at halftime.
Until today. For the first time going back to the halcyon days of Chucky, local radio insiders told Joe, a Bucs head coach did not conduct a halftime interview during the broadcast produced by the Bucs.
Joe texted several radio types, including those involved with producing the broadcast heard on the Buccaneers Radio Network, but no one knew why Schiano didn’t conduct the interview.
To be fair, there may have been a technical glitch, but if there was, none was reported during the game broadcast.
Could it have been that Bucs commander Greg Schiano was so irate at halftime he thought better not to do an interview for fear he may say something he would later regret? Is he beginning to feel the heat of a possible coaching change by Team Glazer, or was it indeed a technical problem?
It just seems very ominous that for the first time in over a decade, maybe longer, a Bucs coach did not offer a few words at halftime, and it just so happens to be in a season-ending blowout that the current coach may not survive.
UPDATE: Joe just received a text from a source very close to the Bucs coaching staff that stated Schiano was so focused on turning around the game at halftime, given how the first half ended, that the halftime interview innocently slipped his mind. Joe was told it was not a snub to the Buccaneers Radio Network in any way, that Schiano has no issues with the halftime interviews.