Greg Schiano On Josh Freeman’s Future

September 29th, 2013

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Yes, Josh Freeman had to watch the ugly loss to the Desert Rats from a suite (before he bolted from the stadium as if his house was on fire). He was ordered, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, to stay off the sideline.

Bucs commander Greg Schiano claims that is inaccurate, that Freeman and Schiano mutually agreed for him to stay off the sidelines due to the circus of the past week, part of which was reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He claimed Freeman missed “more than one” team function/meeting this week.

As for Freeman’s future with the team in the immediate weeks after the bye, specifically if he will be active in games following the bye, here is what Schiano had to say:

“I have no idea. We’ll see. We’ll take it game-by-game just like we do all the other inactives.”

Again, if there was a chance Freeman would be active, Joe is confident Schiano would have said, “Yes.” He did not.

If anyone doesn’t believe Freeman has taken his final snap from center as a Bucs quarterback, Joe has swampland to sell you in Arizona.

123 Responses to “Greg Schiano On Josh Freeman’s Future”

  1. Eric Says:

    Colossal prick.

  2. Theodore Says:

    Future articles for Joe:

    Mark Dominik On Greg Schiano’s Future
    Bryan Glazer On Mark Dominik’s Future

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I am very disappointed in Josh, he is exposing his gross immaturity. Glennon played very well in the first half,struggled in the second half-with the costly rookie mistake.

    Josh quitting (missing work) after his warranted demotion is indicative of a character flaw.

    If Mortensen’s report is accurate: that teams have been telling him that they are questioning the Bucs about potential rehab for Josh before trading for him,apparently there is a league-wide suspicion that a Josh has substance problems.

    I think we should salvage the season by an in season buc 24/7.

  4. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I never have been a huge Josh Freeman fan as I always thought he was highly overrated. However, you can bring in Brady, Manning, Schaab, Ryan, Rivers, Bridgewater or Manziel and none of them will look good in this poorly constructed offensive system

  5. Raphael Says:

    Just look at the opposite of whatever Schiano says…

    Freeman will be much more successful in this league than Schiano

  6. RastaMon Says:

  7. Patrick Says:


  8. BustaCherry Says:


    See PFT. Stroud says Freeman’s agent called Schiano a lie about it being a mutual decision to have Josh sit in a suite. National fallout and distraction coming. They should just cut the guy.

  9. Eric Says:

    Why should free attend meetings he’s just gonna be inactivated.

    Schiano knows this. Why the lie?

    Does he think we’re that stupid to think he doesn’t know whether he is deactivating Josh.

    “just like any other inactive”

    Freakin rediculously Bush league. Total nut case.

  10. RBellBuc Says:

    Oh I believe it. I believe he’s had it out for Josh for quite sometime. He started this circus by being sneaky and dishonest, and throwing little innuendos out there for the press to interpret. If he had any real cojones he would have been out front in the beginning that he wanted to go a different direction rather than blackballing or virtually destroying a 25 year old veteran the way he has. And then has the audacity to blame essentially on Josh.

    FIRE!!!!! SCHIANO!!!!!

  11. RastaMon Says:

    Oh I believe it. I believe he’s had it out for Josh for quite sometime. He started this circus by being sneaky and dishonest, and throwing little innuendos out there for the press to interpret. If he had any real cojones he would have been out front in the beginning that he wanted to go a different direction rather than blackballing or virtually destroying a 25 year old veteran the way he has. And then has the audacity to blame essentially on Josh.

    FIRE!!!!! SCHIANO!!!!!

  12. RBellBuc Says:


    And then has the audacity to blame this circus essentially on Josh.

  13. Raphael Says:

    Too bad we didn’t hire Sherman, Miami is 3-0


  14. BustaCherry Says:

    Josh needs to shut up and toe the line and let Schiano self destruct. Seems to be doing a pretty good job without Freeman’s help. Just chill and he will be gone soon.

  15. Patrick Says:

    @Raphael……I agree with on that!! Hell, I didn’t want Sherman either, but at least he had NFL experience! Marty would’ve gotten done it done too!

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’ve been avoiding the news until now. I was hoping to see that Schiano and Sullivan had been FIRED!!! Guess not yet. I’ll have to check back later.

    Arguably the worst offense EVER! The worst play calling EVER! The worst NFL Head Coach EVER!

    Is this as good as it gets???

    Napoliano needs to go NOW!!!

  17. Free's A Boob Says:

    Butt clown is still making $8.5 Mil a year and can’t show up for work. You all don’t think every team looks at this you are nuts. Guy is throwing away money every moment. What a loser. Freeman will be lucky to find someone that want’s he lazy butt.

  18. MadMax Says:

    For everyone trying to blame everything on Glennon, if it werent for Free’s Gosh awful throwing (and Sully’s awful play calling…again) we wouldnt be in this position.

    Man, we need some serious help…even more than the #1 pick from the next draft….smdh!!!!

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    They scored 10 pts and that was an improvement. What does that say? How sad and pathetic for an NFL franchise.

    The Glazers need to put the Kabosh on this mess.

    Our team is a complete joke and 0-16 is looking very probable about now.

  20. Raphael Says:

    Patrick … Agreed ! I wanted Marty as well

  21. BamBamBuc Says:

    7 of those 10 points were set up by the defense…

  22. RastaMon Says:

    The RayJay was EMPTY…..

  23. Raphael Says:

    glazers need to clean house including Dominik

  24. Eric Says:

    I honestly didn’t think it was humanly possible. The odds were astronomical.

    They hired a guy worse than Morris.

  25. Justin Says:

    Bucs gotta cut Freeman. Whatever reasons they are keeping him around for (possible comp draft pick?) are just not worth it at this point. Tear down any picture of him in the stadium. Do it all. He’s done. This crap of talking/thinking about freeman cannot go on any longer.

    I am certainly no Schiano supporter. Christ, who is these days? But people, there is a reason that Schiano has it out for Freeman. there is so much more to the story of Josh freeman that us fans will never know. And quite frankly, I don’t even want to know.

  26. RBellBuc Says:

    For everyone trying to blame everything on Glennon

    I’m not blaming this on Glennon. It’s not MG8’s fault that Schiano has been a complete @ss about the way he has handled his affairs. It’s not MG8’s fault we are 0-4. Personally I am behind MG8 because he is now our starting QB but it still doesn’t take away the fact that we might have won today if JF% had played. But Nooooo… Schiano sabotaged that too!


  27. D-Rome Says:

    Freeman should miss meetings. Why not? Do you guys really think he should be all “rah-rah” and sing kumbaya on the sidelines?

    Schiano got the guy he wanted and he was largely ineffective. For as bad as Josh has been Josh would have given the Bucs the best chance to win.

    Also, I have to agree with others that Raymond James had a lot of empty seats. I started at the nosebleeds and ended up in the lower 200 section.

  28. D-Rome Says:

    I honestly didn’t think it was humanly possible. The odds were astronomical.

    They hired a guy worse than Morris.

    Can you believe we fired Jon Gruden for going 9-7 and most Bucs fans were happy about that?

  29. RBellBuc Says:


    So you’re saying think the worst but hope for the best. How do you know that anything you might have heard is true? It’s all conjecture at this point.

  30. BucFanForever Says:

    This is going to be a long 11 months.

  31. Raphael Says:

    The mudslinging the bucs did on Freeman is sad…. I heard Keyshawn allude to drug use ( his words not mine joe ) …those are rumours thrown out there to make somebody look bad…..Pathetic. Was josh suspended at any time ? Nope !

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hope fans don’t pick on Glennon too much…He is a rookie 3rd round pick who wasn’t ready to play for an offense that definately wasn’t ready.
    I saw his PC and he said the right things….looked clear eyed(unlike Freeman)….said he would learn from it and I believe he will.
    I don’t miss Freeman…I would rather lose with a rookie than lose with a loser!!!

  33. RBellBuc Says:

    ^^^ then get used to it #1 fan

  34. Raphael Says:

    Tampabucfan… I would of rather won with Freeman which would of been likely….

    That said I think Glennon is good and has a nice quick release .

  35. RBellBuc Says:

    Where’s flipper? Is he back from the game yet? How long does it take to get to the Skyway?

  36. Raphael Says:

    Lol….1987 is trying to figure out his next angle

  37. RBellBuc Says:

    Where’s the self appointed KING?? Are you happy Couch? I’m NOT!!

  38. Patrick Says:

    We should’ve gotten Manning before the 2012 season and hired Marty (HC)/Sherman (OC) and we’d be a Super Bowl team right now!! We missed out on Alex Smith too. Man…..has this team had its opportunities 🙁

  39. Raphael Says:

    Dang. Couch was so confident in Glennon ….wonder where he went ?

  40. buc4lyfe Says:

    it seems we’ve watched the same game 3 weeks in a row, im tired of his dumb decisions putting our defense in a position to fail by giving the other team short field to score, theres no reason that rookie should have been throwing the ball in our own territory no matter how accurate he was. says alot about schiano to trust this kid, trust ryan lindell instead of beating freeman down. freeman knew the entire offseason that he wasnt wanted which is why glennon got all the snaps. Why show up for a team photo if your not wanted and know your not going to be on the team anyway…..what nfl coach benches his starting qb for a rookie in a game he knows the veteran could win. he’s trying to be the face of the franchise but as a head coach he’s not supposed to be getting this much exposure, schiano has more hightlights on sunday than our players. but glennon looked good but the knock on him was the same as the one on freeman as we all saw and freeman’s arm is stronger says the nfl combine stats

  41. buc4lyfe Says:


    he’s somewhere wetting his cushion

  42. Travis Says:

    This reminds me of how josh mcdaniels ran jay Cutler our of Denver…

  43. Cmurda Says:

    With 2 weeks for the Glazers to thik about it and no shortage of media bashing, its got to be possible that Schiano may not get to see Week 6.

  44. Cmurda Says:


  45. Blackmagic00 Says:

    V-Jax to Glennon: What was that?
    Glennon to V-Jax: Patrick wanted it more. DUH!

    Sully to V-Jax: What was that?
    V-Jax to Sully: Patrick wanted it more. DUH!

    Schiano to Sully: What was that?
    Sully to Schiano: Patrick wanted it more. DUH!

    Glazers to Schiano: What was that?
    Schiano to Glazers: Glennons so much better than Freeman. DUH!

    Glazers to Schiano: But?
    Schiano to Glazers: Don’t worry about this I got it. DUH!

  46. Buck Rogers Says:

    How about the over hyped O line! They sucked! No running lanes

  47. Raphael Says:

    Lost to a decimated Cardinal team ….lol !


  48. Walter Says:

    Hey “King” Couch Fan!!!!!

    I thought you said we’d be “WINNIN WITH GLENNON!!!”


  49. blackmagic00 Says:

    If the Bucs were to move to L.A. would you?

  50. rdbucfan Says:


    “The mudslinging the bucs did on Freeman is sad…. I heard Keyshawn allude to drug use ( his words not mine joe ) …those are rumours thrown out there to make somebody look bad…..Pathetic. Was josh suspended at any time ? Nope !”

    So the Bucs are purposely trying to reduce Josh’s trade value by leaking information that could possibly break the law if he is being treated or in the NFL substance abuse program.

    You don’t get suspended for your first violation. I’m not saying he is or has. But I’ve heard rumors of Josh and some of his extra curricular activities. I hope they’re false for his sake and health.

    Keyshon was the only ex-player that defended Free on ESPN after they aired that interview today

  51. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Freeman is at fault for being childish, but is ultimately hurting himself. Schiano is handling this situation horribly. He obviously didn’t want Josh, which is fine, but he goes to great lengths to hide it, even though everyone can see it. He’s creating this circus every bit as much as Freeman. Funny thing is, both are costing themselves their jobs, and a lot of money.

  52. gg720 Says:

    I love blaming the O line when they had 8 to 10 guys in the box waiting for Martin every time he tried to run. The freaking defensive backs for the Cards were making all the tackles when you had 6 guys trying to block 10. Did I ever see the QB try and change to a quick slant when they were blitzing or wasn’t that in Schianos play book? Offense was totally unprepared to adjust at halftime to what Arizona was doing and Sullivan looks just as lost as his boss the tyrant Schiano.

  53. passthebuc Says:

    The NFL in order to protect advertising revenue’s. will televise all future Buc’s games which will be moved to Thursday. 10am Thursday’s

  54. rdbucfan Says:


    Did you hear how Glennon learned he would be starting?

    He and Dan O were in the film room at 6am o mm Wednesday when/where he was told. Where was your man crush at 6 that morning? Probably late or missing a meeting.

  55. BucoBruce Says:


  56. RBellBuc Says:


    Not true. When Mike came in he was greeted by an assistant and was asked to go straight to Schiano’s office. His own words

  57. Walter Says:


    Apparently manufacturing lies to slander Freeman is spreading from Schiano to the fans now lol

  58. Raphael Says:

    Lol ^^^^

  59. buc4lyfe Says:


    are we still talking about #5 even if he does he’s a non factor on this game, i didnt want the bucs to lose but i knew glennon could play well and we still lose. cant blame glennon for running the play that was called. the fact of the matter is schiano thinks this is college and put that rookie in a bad position…you run run pass with freeman and the playbook is wide open for glennon? im not calling a conspiracy because freeman hasnt played well but this idiot is leaking out the fact that he missed a team meeting when it’s obvious he doesnt want to be there anyway and the bucs have moved on from freeman, why continue to put his name in the press?
    we all knew regardless of freeman being the backup he would have never got on that field and so did he

    thank MGM for helping fast track the obvious which is while glennon looks much more accurate a passer than freeman lol quarterback isn’t the problem lol did you hear the press conference how he strugged off the interceptions as if he’s saying that happens and its no big deal. Was schiano really dumb enough not to realize they would blitz allday and naive enough to not consider that a rookie would stare down his target? I THINK YES and i doubt the glazers thought they would be in the middle of a rebuilding year and since we cant hire someone on our coaching staff in season, we still have two 3 other ex head coaches on staff that couldnt do any worse than 0-4

  60. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I’ve never been a big Josh Freeman fan as I always thought that he was highly overrated. However, Bucs could bring in Brady, Manning, Schaab, Rivers, Rogers, Ryan, Bridgewater or Manziel and none of them would look good in this very poorly constructed offensive play system

  61. Raphael Says:

    Where is the Glennon mob ? Inquiring minds want to know ?

  62. jose Says:

    Did i see someone compare Shaino to Rah ??? Did you recall losing to the jags by like 30 points. This team was a joke just over a year ago, at least we are competitive now. Rah was a joke!!!

  63. Raphael Says:

    Gg720 ….I really don’t think the QB is allowed to change the play in the new Schiano order….. Maybe that is only part of the problem

  64. Eric Says:

    In addition to being a mediocre college coach and horrific nfl head coach, schiano is a petty individual.

    No reason to pull this meeting and suite crap except a power trip.

    All he’s doing is killing his teams chances of getting any compensation for Free. Why publicize all this?

    As unprofessional as I have ever seen.

  65. Raphael Says:

    Jose ? We are competitive now ?

  66. blackmagic00 Says:

    @jose. sorry but anything Schiano related is a losing battle.

  67. Patrick Says:


  68. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The last time that the Bucs had an offensive minded head coach they won a Superbowl

  69. Walter Says:

    Schiano < Raheem

    Only took him two years to destroy the team, a much more talented team too.

  70. blackmagic00 Says:

    Gruden>Rah>Schiano. What now? Rebuild 4.0?

  71. blackmagic00 Says:

    Sorry meant:
    Gruden>Rah>Schiano. Now what? Rebuild 3.0? Just feels like 4.0.

  72. jose Says:

    Not as much as we should be, but at least we don’t get embarrassed and made look like a college team…lol . The defence is actually not bad and we have to admit that Shiano has done a decent job with it.

  73. DallasBuc Says:

    Ownership has no good answer. Defense is playing NFL caliber which was missing during Raheem era.
    Offense was playing great under same leadership for half a season last year.
    This sh/t show is not going to solved if we continue to lose.
    National embarrassment. Welcome to Tampa

  74. Eric Says:

    Haystacks Calhoun>dominik

  75. Raphael Says:

    Jose….the defense is definatly better ….except we played a lot of zone and palmer picked it apart down the stretch …. And zone with the best man to man guy in the league …smh ?

  76. buc4lyfe Says:

    LOL Rutgers strikes again.

    Rutgers hired Julie Hermann Tennessee’s women’s volleyball coach who’s players accused her of running a program marked by emotional abuse, fear and humiliation after Rice was fired as men’s basketball coach in April after video surfaced of him verbally and physically abusing his players.

    Maybe its a rutgers thing

  77. jose Says:

    That’s true! Just trying to be hopeful and not feel like the season is over after four games..I just don’t think the offence looks confident at all they look scared. With and without Freeman for a little while in that second drive today the looked like it was clicking.

  78. FireGregSchian0 Says:

    If 1-9 in the past 10 games with this much talent and more dysfunction than this franchise has EVER seen doesn’t warrant a hot seat at this point, I don’t know what does.

  79. RBellBuc Says:

    Let’s not forget too, that the media was the big catalyst, the fuel, that ignited this crap storm. Schiano and his team let it in and it devoured their cohesion and morale.

    Stay tuned because you can count on the media staying involved.

    Next, they will pick at the scab and it will become infected and spread like a pathogen to our locker room that will then divide the players like an experiment gone bad.

    This team is going to implode and there are going to be a lot of feelings hurt from the Owners on down.

    Not to mention some boiling bad blood between the Bucs and the local media, with each side deploying their cannons.

  80. buc4lyfe Says:

    why is it the bucs are only dominant in the first half? keep asking yourself and eventually those that dont know will get it. the MGM mob isnt here because now they see that it wasnt about the quarterback, its fine not to like freeman or glennon but he looked like a franchise qb for about 3 quarters…its really true that if games were played for only 55 minutes we would be headed to the superbowl

  81. Raphael Says:

    Agreed ^^^^^^ except the fat lady is singing

  82. BucoBruce Says:

    Glennon mob is still right here!Your right it is the coaching staff gm ect.I hate dom for not getting Luke Keuckley,can you imagine Luke and David instead of Barron and David.Dont get me wrong I like Barron, BUT!I still believe in Glennon just watch.

  83. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Buc4lyfe

    There are some good things. I don’t think there is any question that Glennon is more acurate on short passes.
    Also, he hit 9 different recievers today. This was his first game and it equaled many of Freeman’s games.
    Schiano has confidence in Glennon…that’s why he let him pass in 4th quarter…that didn’t work out today but it will in time.
    I think Glennon will improve. Josh really never did.
    What I found really interesting was the fake punt….a huge gamble (not in Schiano’s comfort zone) and I know that call was his…but after that we went right back to run it up the gut….that just doesn’t make any sense.
    There may be a real rift between Schiano & Sullivan over playcalling..

  84. Walter Says:


    You’re going to be extremely disappointed.

    Glennon is a band-aid/scapegoat for Schiano.

    The next HC will pick our future QB this offseason.

  85. Blackmagic00 Says:

    sooooo… 0-16 or 1-15…..what qb do we select?

  86. Walter Says:


    You DO realize Glennon will never be a starter again in the NFL after this season, right?

  87. Mr. Patrick Says:

    No QB on Earth would look good in this horrible offensive system. Period

  88. BucoBruce Says:

    After one game really.Look at Bradys first game Im sure most were saying the same.I still want to draft a qb to battle like and then trade one if they both look good.GLENNON lets go

  89. sad tampa fan in NY Says:

    “joe”, i know you read these comments(or most of them) can you get ronde barbers take on all of this. hes the only person i havent seen comment on this whole situation and youd think maybe hed have some sort of insight into josh’s alleged off field problems, shianos ways, anything that has to do with the problems this team has. none of this makes sense at all. i personally believe greg schiano is behind all of this nonsense but thats just me (yes i acknowledge josh did himself no favors in staying as the starting QB) how do we go from having a franchise QB last year ( if you dont think so go look at tampa bays all time QB stats and see where #5 ranks) to some “drug abusing”, “meeting missing”, “poor leader”, “complete distraction”, this year. i could understand if maybe ronde cant talk about it due to like contract restrictions or other ramifications from his new gig but it would sure be interesting to hear his take on his former QB and his former coaches cold war. so hopefully joe you read this and take into consideration reaching out to ronde for some insight for us fans sake. i think we all just need to hear some info from someone we all know isnt just blowing smoke up our @$$es

  90. BustaCherry Says:

    Hated to see us lose, but it did clear out a lot of the riff raff that was giving JBF a bad name. This is a good website.

  91. RBellBuc Says:

    The question is what QB do you think Schiano would want?

    I say someone probably like A.J. McCarron

  92. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Walter

    No, I’m not as clairvoiant as you are…perhaps you are right…but I hope you are wrong….there is a history of QBs not doing well in their rookie debut only to improve over time.
    You pronouced him dead on arrival. You must be feeling pretty happy now.

  93. Barry Says:

    The Bucs have a ‘Bye’ next week but Vegas has just announced the bye is favored by 10 pts!!!

  94. lurker Says:

    Eric said:

    “…schiano is a petty individual.”

    now THAT is ironical.

  95. Patrick Says:

    I wish Schiano would just go “Bobby Petrino” and leave tomorrow!

  96. rdbucfan Says:


    “Not true. When Mike came in he was greeted by an assistant and was asked to go straight to Schiano’s office. His own words”

    I guess the announcers for today’s game are liars and have an agenda against your boy Freeman.

    Check the game tape right when they come back from commercial at the start of the AZ drive after the touchdown.

    Molly McGrath “Right before the game Mike Glennon told me that Dan Orlovski the back up QB has helped him out the most. After that TD Dan Orlovski the first one to give him a nice little tap on the back.”

    Sam Rosen “Thanks Molly, they were watching film together at 6 am on Wednesday here when he learned that he was going to be the starting QB”

    Boy you Joshstraps will do anything to try to make your boy look good.

  97. bucworld Says:

    Shiano would make one heck of a Def Coordinator.. In college.

    I will be glad when this is over. Please continue loosing so that the Glazers will not have a choice but to get rid of him. I do not see anything special about this head coach.

  98. andrew h Says:

    dear lord, he’s done…stop talking about it. you’re making this no better than the BSPN media circus that you claim to hate, you’re fueling the fire…for the love of god, talk football and not personnel drama…

  99. rdbucfan Says:


    You DO realize Freeman after his shenanigans since Wednesday and his off field issues will never be a starter again in the NFL after this season, right?

    Fixed it for you.

  100. Walter Says:


    Look, I hate that we’re losing, but it’s necessary. We need Schiano gone. This team will go nowhere with him. Hell, he pretty much dismantled the team already.

    Glennon seems like a good guy, but no one was going to start this guy in the NFL other than Schiano. You guys wanted to be hopeful and cheer him on and have his back, that’s great, but I call it like I see it, he’s a dud. Sure, he’s smart, sure he can throw a good ball, but when it came down to crunch time, he couldn’t do the one thing Freeman always could: lead us down the field and take the lead. Instead, he telegraphed 2 INTS, essentially sealing our fate.

    And no, I’m not saying Freeman should be our starter, he had more than his fair share of opportunities.

    However, I do believe Freeman will rebound and start for another team next year. Schiano will be unemployed.

  101. Cmurda Says:

    LOL Barry

  102. Walter Says:



    Get back to me on that AFTER the offseason.

  103. rdbucfan Says:


    Walter is probably one of those guys that hated Gruden and couldn’t wait for him to get fired. Then turned around and threw a tantrum when they fired RahRah. I don’t think Walter will ever be happy even if we win another Superbowl. He’ll find something to complain about.

  104. CC Says:

    How did that man to man coverage with Revis on Fitzgerald work out on tbe touchdown?

  105. RBellBuc Says:


    Watch Glennons first press conference. The reporters asked him where he was when he got the news. In Schiano’s office. His own words.

  106. Walter Says:


    Lol wow. That’s all I have to say.

  107. rdbucfan Says:


    Again I guess Sam Rosen is a liar and is another person that has an agenda against your man crush Freeman just like Schiano.

    Maybe just maybe he was in the film room with Dan O at 6 am when he got the word to go see coach in his office.

  108. rdbucfan Says:


    I’m just saying you seem really unhappy and for some reason you hate Schiano.

  109. RBellBuc Says:

    Go watch the fkn press conference, moron. Here you lazy @ss.

  110. D-Rome Says:

    Did i see someone compare Shaino to Rah ??? Did you recall losing to the jags by like 30 points.

    Do you recall that Greg Schiano is 1 – 10 in his last 11?

  111. rdbucfan Says:

    Unfortunately I believe Goldson is going to get suspended for that hit today. I hope Baron will be back because it will be an even longer day when we play the Eagles with Black and Tandy as our starting safeties.

  112. Walter Says:


    I don’t HATE Schiano!! I simply don’t believe in him. Nor do I believe in his QB, nor his ability to groom a QB. He’s a defensive minded coach in a league that is all about offense. The days of run first offenses and game manager QB’s is over.

    The sooner the Bucs realize that, the sooner we can get with the times.

  113. rdbucfan Says:


    Mike Glennon “I came in this morning was watching a little film went to do my lift and was told by the strength coach JB that coach Schiano wanted to talk to me. Headed up to his office and that’s when he informed me.”

    Thanks for providing me the proof that when you call someone I liar moron make sure that you have proof they are actually lying.

    Wow you freaking Joshstraps.

  114. Mr. Patrick Says:

    There are two kinds of coaches – Those that play aggressively to win the game, and those that play cautiously to try not to lose the game. The Bucs are some late game aggressive coaching away from being 3-1. I’m a believer in the old Bobby Bowden philosophy that the best way to protect your lead is to make it bigger

  115. King Diamond Says:

    We may not win a single game this year.

  116. BigMacAttack Says:

    Brady if I remember correctly took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe, went on a tear and almost ran the table to the Lombardi Trophy.

    Even if Glennon is Tom Brady 2, these Coaches could never get it out of him.

    Josh is acting like a juvenile, but I believe Schiano all but destroyed him and a good number of other players.

    Talib looks like the best CB in the NFL. Blount has done a nice job too.

    Enough with experiments, can we get someone Qualified to run and coach an NFL team????

  117. White Tiger Says:

    I’m curious why we’re talking about a player who was deactivated?

    Many of you backed the coaches decision to bench the starter in order to get to the new era in Bucdom…this is it sports fans – losing games the same way, players don’t catch the ball – blame Josh Freeman. Lineman that don’t listen for the snap count and snap the ball when they get scared – blame Josh Freeman. Receivers cut routes off, causing interceptions and killing drives – blame Josh Freeman.

    You want the 3rd rounder you drafted, rather than the 1st rounder the franchise invested in, built the line around, brought in players for – what do you do? You devise, scheme, throw tantrums and pound your fist on your desk.

    Favor your 3rd round QB over the teams 1st rounder – but you’re getting frustrated when your bosses won’t let you start the 3rd rounder – whaddaya do? You interfere with the vote of the players for PLAYER ELECTED captains – in order to make it appear the 1st rounder has lost the faith & support of his team mates.

    You hover over the OC and fore him to call incredibly stupid plays, create a feud between you and the starting QB that only the starting QB sees – so whn the starting QB reacts with an attitude – the result – the players side with the coach.

    Meanwhile, across the NFL – the players this coach has run off in similar fashion (LeGarrette Blount 2 TD’s, and Aqib Talib – leads league in INT’s, stopped final Falgoon TD drive with seconds on the clock) seem not to be the guys this coach said they were when he justified trashing them and banishing them – without adequate compensation.

    If the Glazers allow this fool of a coach to run off Freeman – again, without adequate compensation – they deserve the guy they backed.

    …unfortunately, we fans, have nothing to say about it. We’re just expected to keep ponying up our cash for these fools to squander.

    Once again, this is their team – not mine.

    It’s not like firing Schiano would hurt us – I think we have 4 assistant/advisors with head coaching experience – as well as numerous former coordinators to choose from.

    They better act now to save the franchise – Schiano is on a self-destruction path and if the Glazers don’t act, he will absolutely trash this franchise for many years to come.

  118. DallasBuc Says:

    White Tiger- not sure if there is much more than a hunch but a lot of what you lay out makes sense. I like how schiano and/or Sheridan has this defense playing but if said shenanigans are taking place and ownership knows it?…sh/t will hit fan very soon

  119. White Tiger Says:

    @DallasBuc – like ‘ol Seargent Shultz used to say “…I know NUTHING…”

    …usually that was just before he spilled the beans.

    I can’t make more than an educated guess but if I were forced to guess – based on my 30 (+) years as a Buc fan – I’d guess that you’re right.

    If ANY of what ii allege is happening – it will hit the fan, soon. I’m thinking the ship starts sinking right after the bye.

    …but that’s just a guess.

  120. White Tiger Says:

    I actually have made the shift to believing our coach has bailed on attempting to “win now” despite the HUGE contractural obligations made to acquire the talent that would allow us to win now.

    I don’t really have anything against Glennon, he simply is not better than Freeman. Freeman has what many other teams in the NFL know – talent and years of NFL experience. Glennon has ‘potential’ – not enough for the rest of the NFL looking for an answer.

    Unfortunately, Schiano knows this too – he’s trying to pull off what the Browns did – except he chose the gutless, classless way to do it. He needs more talent, because he has no intention of running a West Coast offense – and that happens to be what the O-Line talent was built around. He can’t get the talent he wants in the amount of time he knows he has – at least, not without giving something up. In his mind Freeman is more of a West Coast guy – and therefore the key to why he can’t have the offense he desires to run. So, Freeman’s popularity with other teams and the fact that Freeman’s skills don’t match to the style of offense Schiano wants to run – make Freeman (and by extension, us fans) expendable. He’s in the midst of transformational change – other teams call it “re-building” – but that scares fans. So those of us who have figured it out get to suffer through a moron’s rebuilding phase – while he actually thinks no one will figure it out. He knows this transformation won’t see him win much more this year, and he’s not as married to Glennon as he lets on. He just doeesn’t understand that no one sees him as Belichick – at least not the New England Belichick – he does however look a lot like the Cleveland Belichick. That didn’t end well for Belichick, or Clevelands fans.

    Glennon is an unknown and passed over by the very same teams that find Freeman fascinating. Nothing Glennon did today with a stripped down offense, facing a decimated, below NFL average, Arizona Cardinal’s team – proved anything further than what we already knew. Freeman would have won this game. Glennon couldn’t, and won’t be presented with a better opportunity to get another NFL win for the rest of the season.

    Schiano doesn’t care, he’s caste his lot – his rebuilding requires offensive linemen who block for a pure pocket passer. Not gimpy one footed, mobile, pulling guards and quick moving LT’s. He thinks he’s got the time to do this.

    He just ran out of time.

  121. MadMax Says:

    Bottom line…Once AGAIN, the O play calling SUCKED!!! Now granted, I loved watching the first half, watching Glennon complete passes Josh wouldve probably never completed….and that 4th down and inch GO FOR IT!! That one was awesome!

    But the 2nd half, again, failed to change up and adjust to all of the blitzing and overloading the BOX and they STILL run Dougie up the middle!?!? Come on SCHIANO….CHANGE THAT CRAP!!!

    Oh, and another BS flag on Goldson for hitting in the chest with his shoulder……Im seriously about to give up NFL watching if these refs dont stop the BS flags!!

  122. MadMax Says:

    Furthermore……I would like to address some GM decisions that just shouldve never occurred.

    Shouldve resigned Bennett and signed his TE Bro
    Shouldve kept Talib and Blount
    Shouldve NEVER wasted money on Eric Wright
    Shouldve tried picking up another quality veteran CB in FA


    And who does this all fall on in the end? DOMINIK!

    Maybe we should get rid of DOMINIK!!!!

  123. King Diamond Says:

    Shiano is from Rutgers and big east football sucks. If you’re gonna hire a college coach @ least bring in someone out of the SEC.