Shaun King Challenges Bucs FansDecember 26th, 2013
What would the Christmas season be without hearing from former Bucs quarterback Shaun King?
King, one of three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to the NFC title game, offered many passionate takes this morning, including a call for fans to wake up and start being pessimistic.
King has long been known for being very down on Greg Schiano and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik. A 4-11 record and a roster with holes hasn’t changed that, though King is very high on Mike Glennon, calling him a great backup quarterback.
King wants his fellow Bucs fans to demand greatness.
“You know I really want to challenge this fan base to just stop accepting mediocrity. Stop being so optimistic. Start being more pessimistic,” King said on WDAE-AM 620. Start holding this organization to a higher standard. Because we deserve a championship here in Tampa. We deserve a football team that has the best head coach, the best GM and top level talent. People spend their hard-earned money to go out and watch this product, and that’s the level of performance that you should demand.”
King also said Schiano and Dominik should be held to one standard.
“Do you think you can win a championship with Greg Schiano as head coach? And if the answer to that is, ‘No,’ then you need to start over. As long as Mark Dominik has been here, this is what I tell people, he’s been here five years and we still have a roster that has major holes at key positions. I mean if you really want to win a championship, then you gotta go out and get the best.
“You know, stop saying, ‘well, let’s give Schiano another year and hope everything comes right. The stars align and we hit it out of the park.’ There are better guys out there to coach this football team. And I know people like Mark Dominik as a person, but he’s made some huge mistakes during the course of his tenure, and it’s showcasing itself because the roster doesn’t have any depth. And we’re still devoid of elite talent on offense, even when healthy.”
Joe doesn’t buy that the Bucs are devoid of elite talent on offense when healthy. They could use more, but the cupboard is hardly empty.
But King’s challenge to Bucs fans and big-picture questions are fair, and ones Team Glazer is grappling with over coffee and cake.