Unrest!December 19th, 2012
In a perverse way, the current state of the Bucs is a dream for a tabloid columnist. It’s almost like walking into a trendy South Tampa hotspot on a steamy summer Friday night with a club full of nubile young lasses in various states of midriff baring, thinking to yourself, “Where do you start?”
This is what Alan Dell has done, sans the lasses, in documenting the craziness that has become the Bucs in recent days.
Dell, a columnist for the Bradenton Herald, points a finger at Bucs head coach Greg Schiano’s ironclad ways as the kindling that has turned into a blaze.
Fires seemed to be breaking out everywhere.
There was a spat between a player and coach on the sideline that resembled a scene from Jerry Springer, and an anonymous Tampa Bay player quoted on ProFootballTalk.com said his coaches should go back to college.
The Bucs defensive backs continue to look like chestnuts roasted on an open fire, and the quarterback has played like burnt toast for three straight games.
As Dell points out later in his column, winning cures all ills. There was no grumbling in the Bucs’ locker room when the Bucs were winning.
Win Sunday, and fans will begin to forget a backup linebacker and “captain” going all Moe Howard on an assistant coach on the sidelines, and they’ll call off the wolves at Josh Freeman’s front door (for the moment) and get in a warm and fuzzy mood for Christmas.