December 16th, 2012

The leader of the New Schiano Order, Greg Schiano, took a break from dealing with college football and NBA fans in the locker room to discuss the nauseating shutout loss to the Saints on the Bucs radio network.

Schiano made no excuses and pulled no punches calling the loss “unacceptable.”

“We went on the road in a division game and did just what we cannot do. There were not any big errors, we just didn’t play well on defense at times. There were no busts, nothing glaring, just got outdone today.

“With the turnovers and these things, that is unacceptable. We can get it fixed. We know what to do. It is frustrating and I know it is frustrating for our fans.

“Drew Brees, hey he is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He will get his passes. He is elite.

On Josh Freeman’s terrible day: [Interceptions] severely impacted the game but is it just Josh Freeman? No. He doesn’t block. He doesn’t run routes. When we lose it is a group effort. And we didn’t coach as well as we needed to.”

12 Responses to ““Unacceptable””

  1. Justin Says:

    One player has never lost a game 41-0. Freeman will shoulder much of the blame for this week (and he should). But this was a collective group failure from everyone on the Bucs sideline today from the coaches to the players to the guys handing out water and towels.

    A true bomb of a game.

  2. houseofbacon Says:

    Yes, the offensive line throws passes 10 feet over Doug Martin’s heads. There are other factors, of course, but he’s the only one with the throwing arm, and he ranks 34th in the NFL in completion percentage. That’s worse than every other starters, plus 2 backups.

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hey Joe, Schiano let the shutout happen because he chose not to kick the chip-shot field goal at the end of the game. Nine out of ten NFL coaches would have kicked the fieldgoal to avoid the shutout…but Schiano sends the right message. Take your medicine. It is not rediculous….it is a fact that that was Schiano’s call and Barth makes that 95% of the time. We deserved to be shutout the way we played and that’s what Schiano “allowed” to happen.

  4. Justin Says:

    Whats all this about Schiano not kicking a FG at the end of the game? If he did he would have lost all credibility in the locker room.

    And NO, most NFL coaches DO NOT kick a FG there. Only Jon Gruden.

  5. Greg Says:

    I do believe Schiano will be the next “Belicheck” although we are getting the Cleveland Browns version of Belicheck, and some other team is going to benefit from Schiano. Freeman may not run, block or tackle, but this guy is a mediocre QB and will never be elite. He’s another Jason Campbell, will start from other sucky team until they figure out Freeman sucks to. I don’t think the Bucs can afford to look past any of the quality QBs in this year’s draft if they are available when the Bucs draft. We get what we get with Freeman, a mediocre QB chosen by a very poor coach who had no eye for talent.

  6. Eric Says:

    People actually care whether they kicked a field goal down 41-0.

    Seriously? That matters? Why not let your back up get a few more throws?

    Shouldn’t the team be improving near the end with a new staff?

  7. grif4foozball Says:

    Freeman is supposed to be our leader and his play affects the whole team.Heis one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch.Not picking up 1st downs and sustaining drives tires and frustrates the defense.I can see it every week in the faces of our recievers and when he holds the ball too long and takes sacks it frustrates our offensive line who by the way has been doing agreat job for him.Also defenses have been game-planning to stop martin and force freeman to make aplay because they know he sucks.So is he totally at fault of course not id say about 98%.LOL

  8. Racer Says:

    It is about time we all accept the glaring truth that Josh Freeman, although a very nice kid and hard worker cannot compete toe to toe with elite NFL Quarterbacks in our division and league. I hate to see anyone let go, but the business of the NFL is business, and to move on in this league we need an Elite Quarterback. I like Josh and I am apologetic as to my feelings, but perhaps a backup role on the team would suit him better. Thanks for listening

  9. DCbucsfan Says:

    I cant believe the shift of direction the team took in the last month. And it all start with the stubborness of Shiano not playing Blount and M Smith to Freeman and a lousy secondary defense. The team deserved that shutout which was caused by themselves.

  10. Brandon Says:

    No, they didn’t coach as well as they needed to. The bad coaching started the day the Bucs hired the defensive coordinator of the single worst season of NY Giants history. The Giants set tons of team records that season for poor defense with Sheridan at the helm. What made anybody think that the man that took over the Super Bowl winning D of 2008 (ranked #5 in the league) and took them to #30 in the league, only took get fired and see the defense climb back up near the top 10 in his absence, could ever lead a marginally talented team to anything other than a disastrous defensive season?

    Bill Sheridan should be fired immediately.

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    Not starting Blount? What the hell???

  12. Celly Says:

    @Brandon, while i agree with most of what you say, i must ask, who else would you have hired as the DC….keep in mind, we were not allowed to interview ANYONE.