NFL Players Don’t Like Greg Schiano

November 7th, 2012

Joe just found this amusing as hell.

Apparently, NFL players polled by The Sporting News have two-year old mentalities not unlike disc-spinning, unemployed Kellen Winslow, Jr., or bongman Tanard Jackson.

In a poll (aren’t we sick of that word about now?) of NFL players, the Sporting News compiled who NFL players would least like to play for.

Despite only being in the NFL a half-season, Bucs coach Greg Schiano is atop the list.

Yeah, I guess players would like to be coddled by the likes of Raheem Morris. Who cares about wins when we can party with coach and the checks clear, right?

What really made Joe guffaw was the No. 2 coach on the list, Bill Belicheat. Not too far behind Belicheat is Tom Coughlin.

This is simply laughable to Joe.

42 Responses to “NFL Players Don’t Like Greg Schiano”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Players know Schiano don’t play, and will make sure they are in shape. He is a tough coach, who stresses football fundamentals. Many players think they are “above” all that.

  2. Have A Nice Day Says:

    That is hilarious. Players often take less money from other teams to stay on the Patriots. Must not be that bad.

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    I can understand why players don’t want discipline…afterall, who really does. I do think that the kind of players we want to come here won’t have a problem with playing for Schiano. We want players with good character and a history of clean living.
    Keep up the good work Greg, we are with you. Get rid of the bad apples and make sure you draft players for the long haul.
    I am impressed with the turnaround thus far and can’t wait for the next draft. If there are college players out there that don’t want Schiano….we don’t want them!!!

  4. Picked Off Says:

    I’m going to go ahead and say Schiano is probably pretty happy to be in company like that considering all the rings… Just saying…

  5. Big Rob Says:

    I’m willing to bet all the players who are truly committed to their craft and winning a Super Bowl enjoy playing for a coach like Greg Schiano.

  6. 1976Buc Says:

    One of my coaches I disliked the most found ways to get the best out of me. This is a great list to lead.

  7. Jarret Says:

    So with the most successful coaches near the top, this is actually a compliment to Schiano. Love it!

  8. raphael Says:

    ### Shiano order….Coach don’t need to be friends with the players…”Familiarity breeds contempt”

  9. lightningbuc Says:

    He’s too intense and does a lot of strange things. This isn’t college anymore.” — NFC offensive player

    That’s a quote about Schiano from one of the players who took the poll. I guess you’re only supposed to be intense in college??

  10. thegregwitul Says:

    I couldn’t be happier. If Raheem Morris were still a head coach in the NFL, he would be at the bottom of this list.

    Look at number two, ol’ Bill up in New England. Say what you will about Bill and the Pats but the man has multiple Super Bowl championships. Maybe the Pats haven’t won since Spygate, but they made it back to the big game two more times (and possibly counting) with a 16-0 season along the way. Tom Brady is a hugh resource to be sure, and Bill has his fair share of gems from the draft, but over the last several years, the Pats have been missing more than they have hit with draft picks, and even with a patchwork defense, the team is still a force.

    So, keep voting Coach Schiano to the top of these lists. Keep in mind this list has nothing to do with team record, performance or any of the really important things. Look, It’s like asking teenagers who they’d like to play for the most, the younger coach or the guy that reminds them of Dad. More often than not, it’s going to be the guy that doesn’t remind you of your father, and more often than not, that guy couldn’t coach half as good as your Dad’s shoelaces.

  11. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Judging by the top of the list, I guess players do not care for Super Bowls.

  12. Gt40bear Says:

    Why not, the American people feel that way.

  13. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Top of the list:

    Greg Schiano, Buccaneers 20

    Bill Belichick, Patriots 19

    Belichick has a strong chance of getting them Superbowl rings…Schiano is grouped right there with him? I can live with that.

  14. Gus Says:

    It must have been those conditioning test gauntlets he put players through that makes them not want to play for him. 😉

  15. Ladyz Says:

    Coach, keep doing it your way. Real fans are behind you. You are the man Tampa needs and appreciate. Thanks.

  16. Nick2 Says:

    If they cant have a coach they can cuss out in public or do beer bongs with that coach is not worth a damn. Where is Raheem when you need him. Wins??? What are wins, we want fun and games!!!

  17. stratobuc Says:

    So Sciano, then Belicheat, then Coghlin? That’s pretty damn good company if you ask me. Who cares if they don’t like him? You get paid don’t you? Then shut the hell up and play.

  18. Oahubuc Says:

    This list tells us what we already know: Most kids in the NFL are clowns and punks with no real life experience. Coughlin and Belicheat would be at the bottom of my list, for reasons that have already been discussed.

  19. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Because of what happened last year under Raheem’s lack of leadership, the owners had NO choice but to clean house and starighten this team up.

    The owners wanted Schiano, and are sure happy with his performance thus far… considering last year’s implosion.

    Pretty much sums it up… anyone with the capability to remember last season understands this concept of why we have a disciplinarian as a coach, a fundamentally focused coach. At least our defenders know how to tackle this year.

    Now, about all of those drug-heads in the secondary… SHEESH! What does a coach do when nearly ALL of them get popped?

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree he is in great company. I have criticized some of his actions but he is doing a good job thus far, especially given the injuries. I’m glad they hired Schiano.

  21. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    All this poll proves is that the majority of NFL players cannot discipline themselves. They need someone to do it for them. It also proves that coaching is still extremely important, equal in importance to player talent. With Schiano being listed in the same category as Belichick and Coughlin I think this “poll” speaks for itself. We’ve finally got the head coach we need to be successful. Hell yes.

  22. csidedave Says:

    Let’s see where he is after the season is over.

  23. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Coaching football is paramount because the game of football is much like a chess match. Each team is going up against, if the coaches are selected properly, one of the best 31 coaching minds in the world. The NFL is top dog when it comes to football, obviously. Big money is spent on getting the best coaching staff available by each team.

    Without good coaching, your team will get out schemed time and time again… all the players have superb athletic ability.

    For proof of this, look at Raheem’s aweful coaching performances. He wasn’t even in the top 50 in the world. And the results proved it.

    Now, the Glazers DID go out and get better coaches at every level this season (Thank God), so it’s not ALL Raheem’s fault. BUT, Raheem sure didn’t help himself by firing a DC and OC in his first season, and then attempting to handle it all himself thereafter. Dumba$$.

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    I actually thought Raheem was one of those 32 great minds after my first impression of him being an idiot. But then I got spanked, like I did last night. I have been humbled by the masses.

  25. Miguel El Magnifico Says:


    They only polled 103 players from 27 teams. A full 20% dislike Schiano, that’s probably accurate within 2 or 3%.

    If they had polled every player from every team including the Bucs, the Little General would win in a landslide. Although most NFL players don’t even know who he is. Belicheat and Coughlin have been around for ever.

    If they polled the NFL officials, he might receive 80%.

    Scab officials, 90%.

    If they had polled NFL coaches, he would garner 90%.

    A thing I found was interesting, High School football players from Piscataway NJ, refused to play for Rutgers, saying they grew up despising the program. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before.

  26. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I support the gauntlets 100%. Schiano is the man! Woo! You either buy in or you get out. Way it oughta be.

  27. T in Orlando Says:

    They need to cross reference that survey with what’s most important to players, winning or getting the most money (and some how figure a way to make sure they answer honestly).

    My guess is you’ll see a lot of players more concerned with maximizing their paycheck.

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I swear I was just about to come on the site and praise Miguel for not commenting. I thought perhaps he had grown up a little. This poll is so stupid and meaningless it’s not even worth arguing over, but what the hell.

    First of all, this means nothing as far as attracting players to Tampa. Money talks in pro sports, and most would play for Satan himself if the money was there. Second, the type of players that wouldn’t want to play for Schiano, Coughlin, and Bellicheck aren’t the kind of players we would want anyway. I don’t want players who are unwilling to be disciplined and don’t like intensity. Great players with strong work ethics want to be pushed, and want to play on a team that has accountability. Finally, we have only played against 11 different teams (if you count preseason), yet players from all teams were polled. What knowledge do any of those other guys have? Have they even so much have met Schiano? I doubt it very highly. Funny, it seems like the players on the Bucs like Schiano just fine. The guys that played for him at Rutgers loved him. Read Eric Legrand’s book. He called Schiano a father figure – and that was before his accident. I bet you if you polled college baskeball players in the 80s and 90s what coach they would least like to play for they would vote for Bobby Knight. However, if you ask any player that ever played for him, they love him like a father. And guess what, he got the best out of his players. What a concept!

  29. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    “I swear I was just about to come on the site and praise Miguel for not commenting. I thought perhaps he had grown up a little.”

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

  30. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Does anybody think Peyton Manning, given a choice would come to Tampa and play for Schiano?

    “Listen Peyton, I called you into my office because you put your hands on your hips 11 times in that victory over the Giants. You had a loosened chin strap 7 times. Your shoelaces were not tied according to regulations throughout the 3rd quarter! You actually spoke to the opposing QB before the game,” said the Little General.

    “We won, Coach,” exclaimed Peyton.

    “When you are given a play with a potential audible call, stick with the freaking play. When you play fast and loose out there it confuses the coaching staff. You will no longer will allowed to talk to the linemen or receivers without coaches present.”

  31. BigMacAttack Says:

    I know Satan, I played for Satan, and Schiano, you’re no Satan.

  32. Mr Lucky Says:

    The problem with this ‘poll’ is that it consisted of a bunch of spoiled young kids, yes I wrote KIDS, who get paid wayyy too much money and want to be coddled.

    I think it’s great that Schiano made the list and I hope he continues to be in the top of that list because it means he’s keeping the players working hard.

  33. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Who cares about Peyton Manning? Vincent Jackson and Carl Nicks sure didn’t have a problem coming to Tampa. They seem pretty happy here.

  34. Dave Lemmert Says:

    I like to look at it like this: Only half a season in the league and he is already being compared to the likes of Belicheat and Coughlin.

  35. Adam Says:

    It’s a sign of the times. This ridiculous touchy-feely “every kid gets a trophy” society we live in. Everyone’s feelings have to be accounted for. There are no “men” anymore. There are no John Wayne’s or Steve McQueen’s. I’ve said it before and I’ve said it to Coach Schiano personally (on Fathers Day at Rusty Pelican). If anyone can whip the Bucs in to shape, it’s an Italian guy from Jersey.

  36. Gus Says:

    Miguel what if I told you Freeman changes the calls at the line ALL THE TIME. Actually I dont think he gets enough credit for his reads at the line. That really help them against the Raiders.

  37. flmike Says:

    I’m here, where’s my trophy…

  38. lurker Says:

    can we please have a joebucsfan poll to see how people feel about miguel?

  39. Piratic Says:

    @ lurker
    We don’t need a poll for that idiot Little Michelle. She’s obviousy a miserable wretch that feels the need to whine about subjects which she has no comprehension of. She has become the worst part of JBF.

  40. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Miguel El Magnifico Says: November 7th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Does anybody think Peyton Manning, given a choice would come to Tampa and play for Schiano?


    Educate yourself. Peyton Manning will not play for any nfc team. His goal is to play against his brother in a superbowl.

  41. 76buc76 Says:

    Wow breaking news nobody likes Schiano.Baaaa baaaa if a guy is out watching NFL games with 4 pal’s.The 4 pal’s comment that they don’t like Schiano.Even if the 5th guy disagree’s he will conform.Payton,Bellichek,Cofflen are hard a$$ coaches and how many ring’s do they have…lot’s.Reid,Lewis,Garrett,Carrol are soft player coaches how many ring’s do they have…0

  42. Celly Says:

    @Joe, not sure if you’re going to do an entry about this today, but I just came across Coach’s response to being nominated to this list…

    “Sixty-one guys. That’s the only ones I care (about), the ones back in that locker room,” Schiano said when informed of the poll results Thursday. “Now if they voted? We’re going to ship them off to Buffalo or something.”

    Loving our coach more and more each day!!!

    Go Bucs!!!