“Don’t Get Too Nervous”

October 5th, 2012

“I really think that after four weeks I can see how, you know, this thing can really, really take off. And we just have to make sure we stick to the plan. And, you know, tweak it here and there but don’t get too nervous because you look at at, and certainly we’re 1-3 and you are what your record says you are, but, you know, a play or two or a call or two and you know, we’re 3-1 or 4-0 and everybody is singing your praises. Neither one would be correct, singin’ praises or saying, ‘What the heck is going on?’ It’s game by game, you’ve got to find a way to win them. That’s really what we’re trying to do this week, set ourselves up for here for the next little group of games that one at a time we find a way to get over the hump.” — Greg Schiano on the state of the Buccaneers, speaking yesterday to Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620.

The leader of the New Schiano Order is marching on.

The plan is on target, so he explained above.

Joe’s not nervous — but Joe will be if the Bucs lose their next two games, home against Kansas City and New Orleans.

15 Responses to ““Don’t Get Too Nervous””

  1. Macabee Says:

    I’m not nervous either as I understood from the get-go this was going to take a minute. But, to be realistic, I am going to re-forecast. At the beginning of the season, I put the Rams and Vikings in the low hanging fruit category. That may not be the case anymore. Regardless, the coach and the team will get my unqualified support this year!

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    @Joe, I enjoyed listening to you the other night on 98.7 The Fan!
    Schiano is right, we could have easily won a few of those games.
    But our schedule is murder this year, and we have had a lot of injuries!
    Honestly, I felt we should never have fired Jon Gruden. It has been disaster ever since, except the 10 and 6 season under Raheem.
    But I think Schiano is doing the best he can, and has on on the right track for eventual success.

  3. SteveK Says:

    Freeman was the reason we were 10-6 in 2010. His “Game Manager” skills were ON POINT, and his 4th Quarter heroics were something to write home about.

    Freeman is the key. # Free Freeman.

    Let the big boy from Kansas St. sling the rock, puhlease!

    Tell O’l Greg, chicks dig the longball.

  4. Sneedy16 Says:

    I see a shift in the 2nd quarter of the season. Good teams from last year are losing and bad teams are winning. There will be better second quarter for the Bucs. I see a 3-1 second quarter, if not there will be a mutiny and Schiano will loose control of ship.

  5. SteveK Says:


    Give Greg some time, come on buddy.

    He took over the Bucs at their worst state, and I only say that because the Bucs of the 70’s and 80’s were just starting up and they had growing pains.

    The current Bucs are a result poor ownership/management decisions. We routinely spent under the salary cap, and drafted crappy. The Glazers could care less about winning after they fired Gruden.

    Times will change, but time it will take.

    Be patient fellow Bucs enthusiasts. Schiano is just the man for the job. We need a polarizing disciplinarian to re-define the Bucs

  6. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I got nervous from the minute they fumbled the Chip Kelly hire. We went from Super Bowl contender to the basement of the NFL for the next 5 years.

    I took a glance at the upcoming schedule and I can only concede that we’re #1.

    We have a lock for the #1 overall pick in next year’s draft. I hope they don’t fumble that.

    Geno Smith, Jarvis Jones, Geno Smith, Jarvis Jones, Geno Smith, Jarvis Jones

  7. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    I believe in Schiano.

    Despite losses that hurt a lot, we competed very well against some good teams, the same teams we would have been completely blown out against last year. The inconsistent play of Freeman is the only reason I am a bit concerned. Because if he was balling for us as well as he did in 2010, we would have been 4-0 and looking at our next opponent as someone we would throttle over.

    Good things are going to happen though, I am confident in Greg.

  8. Bucnjim Says:

    So when we start winning we can count on you to go away right?

  9. Bucnjim Says:


  10. OAR Says:

    110×16 Magnifico Gasser
    If Greg Schaino is the “little General” then your lover-boy Chip Kelly is “private little nut”!
    Go back to bed!

  11. BucFan20 Says:

    I love to see all the STUPID talk about our tough schedule. WHAT??? This is the NFL!!!! Are we only to play teams with bad records?? Then if we win claim how much improved we are? Now if this is what you want go back and visit 2010. You know. Like “Back to the Future”.

  12. 76buc76 Says:

    Tough schedule lol.Last year was one of the toughest schedules ever.But this year…please our div is not that good anymore sure the NFC east is tough but crossing over with maybe the easiest div in football KC’s div.As for Gruden,great coach but a horrible talent evaluator.He took a champion and turned them into old garbage.Those pick’s we gave up for him probably hurt him but the bum’s he drafted it probably didn’t matter.We all know he ran the whole show here the GM simply did his book work.If Andy Reid would step down and become the GM and the hired Gruden to coach the eagles would win the superbowl.

  13. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    “So when we start winning we can count on you to go away right?”
    Bucnjim Says:

    OK, I’ll set my clock for 2018, by then the new coach will have the benefit of five #1 overall draft picks on the team. We should start winning then.

    If the Little General is allowed to interfere like the Glazers interfered and forced the front office to allow Monte Kiffin to draft Gaines Adams then the next coach will be doomed. Gruden wanted to move up and draft Megatron, Kiffin insisted on Adams.


  14. 76buc76 Says:

    We all wanted Megatron,but Detroit wasn’t gunna give him up.

  15. J-villeBuc Says:

    They didn’t have to move up to get Megatron. They had many chances to get good players. They just didn’t draft well outside of Davin Joseph. I mean come on 05 you take a guy named Vincent Jackson over Barrett Rudd 06 maybe you take a Brandon Marshall in the 3rd instead of Maurice Stovall. Hell 07 they could have traded down or just took Dwayne Bowe over Adams. The missed on almost all our picks when Gruden and Allen were here. Not saying Adams wasn’t good he was just had no one else by him. They should have took Lamar Woodley over Sears to put on the otherside of Adams. YES THE ” N IF L”