Schiano Expresses Extreme Confidence

September 20th, 2013

“We have good players, proven methods, good schemes, good coaches. So when you have all those good components and you’re doing things the right way, it’ll turn. You know everybody who’s been in competitive athletics goes through some stretches where, you know, they wish it were better. But if you have the components, now you’re kidding yourself if you don’t have the components, then you’re just wishing, but I know we have the components. So you just gotta stick to our guns and it’ll turn.” — Greg Schiano, Sept. 20, 2013.

You can hear Commander Schiano’s full news conference via the WDAE-AM 620 audio below.

46 Responses to “Schiano Expresses Extreme Confidence”

  1. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I hope it turns this weekend in Foxboro! Otherwise it’ll be a loooooong week.

  2. Lev Says:

    I think the bucs are starving for a win which will give them an edge over the pats

  3. Touchdown Gus Says:

    Stay confident coach and let’s turn this thing around!

  4. Justin Says:

    Pats have lost like 5 home games in the regular season since 2005. This is gonna be a tall order.

  5. Walter Says:

    We can beat the Patriots.

  6. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Hey they lost to Kolb and the Cardinals in their home opener last year when they had a lot more talent. We have a shot!

  7. Mark G Says:

    Call me a homer but I think the Buccs will win this game.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I have my hopes up….we went into NY last year and there was no way we should have even been competiive…and we should have won the game…but our pass defense was like Syrian children with Sarin gas falling all around them…..helpless!!!

  9. KMAC1322 Says:

    A lot of talk but no action! He doesnt have confidence in Freeman!! He can say he does all day long but until he proves it to us on the field and allows this offense to open up, we will struggle….

  10. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Good luck, coach.

  11. TrueBuc Says:

    “So you just gotta stick to our guns and it’ll turn.”

    I agree. And since Freeman will be starting for the 3rd week in a row, he must be referring to him as well.

    Lets open up the playbook Sully! Defense, lets make Brady contemplate retirement! Lets do the damn thing!!

  12. TrueBuc Says:

    BSPNs cover story is “Bucs’ top problem is Greg Schiano”.

  13. TrueBuc Says:

    These national media always seem to stir things up right before the weekend! I wanna see our team come together because of this.

    United we Stand Bucs Players and Fans!

  14. Biff Barker Says:

    This game is about the Pats O Line. They protect, they win.

  15. Paul Says:

    I don’t think Schiano needs the hot seat, its Sullivan. His scheme is crap and offense is racking up the penalties. Defense is looking stout and seems to have good chemistry. Schiano is supposed to be a defensive minded HC, so I wouldn’t blame the offensive woe’s on him unless he doesn’t do something to Sullivan.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Paul…after watching the Eagles O and Chiefs O last night. “Sullivan his scheme is crap and offense is racking up the penalties.” Definitely rings true. The scheme does look like crap. This is supposed to be a “complex offense” to learn? Are you kidding me Sully? It still looks like vanilla to me.

  17. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    we dont really know whose gameplan and scheme it is. but it sucks. and if we continue to lose because of the offensive gameplan & scheme, the Glazer Bros. are smart enough to know whose really calling the shots. Sully, or Schiano. and thats who theyll fire. not Freeman.

    look at Alex Smith. he is finally a success with an offensive coach, and SF fans wanted to burn him alive.

  18. Splengo Says:


    Sharks can smell blood in the water from more than a mile away.

  19. TrueBuc Says:

    So Sheridan says that “as we go forward…..”, he’ll start using the Revis Island Defense. About damn time! At least we’ll be be bringing a new look that Belicheck won’t have tape of. At least not with our personell. He might have an idea since he knows Revis Island too well.

  20. TrueBuc Says:


    I smell blood in NE. I think our DBs do too.

  21. TrueBuc Says:

    btw, Joe. Can we at least get a picture of Schiano in Bucs gear and not his Scarlet Knights get up. Or does he still practice in his Rutgers gear?

  22. Eric Says:

    Well 1-7 is a bit more than a gee I wish it could be better slump.

    It’s a free fall.

    Best of luck vs. pats. A win would surely mean a lot.

  23. K_bassuka Says:

    Agree with most of what he said, but we do need an NFL HC to turn things around though…

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    K_bassuka …we do have an NFL coach with 1 yr experience.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Truebuc

    I agree….Joe showing Schiano in Rutgers gear if done purposly means Jow is joining the media assault on Schiano.
    Why not show Revis wearing Pitt jersey?….How about cutting a bit of slack to our coach?
    Its easy to jump on the HC. and critisize him for being a college coach….keep in mind our first Buc coach was John McKay, USC…..”one of the three Buc coaches that led us to an NFC Championship”
    Yes…just like Shaun King…

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan ..remember how much Stevie D and Joe are good friends. Steve D was on the radio the other day saying Schiano needs to go back to college. So what gives with the pic Joe? And another thing Joe do you and Steve discuss things like what he said the other day about Schiano off the the air? Hmmm one must start to wonder..

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Buc 1987

    Schiano has some NFLexperience…..there are many coaches in the NFL that started as College coaches…..most don’t come directly from the college ranks to the NFL HC level first….they coach NFL positions or are coordinators.
    I think it is unfair to paint Schiano as a “college coach”. Everyone has to start somewhere. Winning makes the big difference…not where you came from…how about Pete Carroll?

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Paul Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t think Schiano needs the hot seat, its Sullivan. His scheme is crap and offense is racking up the penalties.”

    Excuse me…but it is the defense that has been “racking up the penalties”…at least most of them.

    Sully’s offense is fine. It just needs more adjustments. With Nicks back Freeman will have more time. Just wait till you see the difference, then you’ll know how badly the oline has really been lately.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan…you’ll get absolutely no arguments out of me when it comes to Schiano. I’m fully drunk off his kool-aid. I like the guy VERY much. It’s Joe I’m wondering about.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai many times was Freeman sacked last week?

  31. Miguel Grande Says:

    His confidence reminds me of General Paulus and Hitler who blitzed across the Soviet with quick victory in their sights. The sixth army and the 4th Panzer Group were deep in “talent,” instead they attacked Stalingrad and repeatedly banged their heads against their gates.

    A shepherd with a Mosin-Nagant bolt action rifle decimated his officer corps.

    They lost everything including the war.

    Tampabaybucfan needs to apologize for this statement.

    “but our pass defense was like Syrian children with Sarin gas falling all around them…..helpless!!!”

  32. k_bassuka Says:


    No we don’t, what we have it’s the only thing that was left after all the NFL coaches chose their teams and Iit shows on Sundays

  33. TampaTony Says:

    WTF is wrong with you people. If you can’t see that this coach has this team on the verge of something special then youre an idiot. You forget how god awful this team and defense was when he took over. We got blown out by the jaguars who probably had the worst QB playing that I have ever seen play in the NFL. Then he comes in and gets a win against the panthers first game and they blew the bucs out too. They started hot then slumped as he is purging the team of bums and molding it. There is gonna be some growing pains sure. But if you can’t see they are on the verge then you were probably the same people who didn’t see it happenig in 96-97 seasons either. I told everybody in 96 you watch the bus…. Same shit you dummies are saying today. Its gonna happen and when it does it will stay that way for a nice long run. Quit believing all the bullshit. Booooohooo Schiano is too hard on the players boooHooo waaaah BS!! the make millions get over it. If you don’t think he would love for Freeman to buckle down and be successful then your a moron. He just wants to win and if Freeman isn’t going to get it done then he will find someone who will.

  34. TampaTony Says:

    This team is playing hard as Fudge. If you can’t see that you’re blind and clueless. If the players really hated their coach or didn’t respect him you think they would be flying around swarming to the ball like that laying people out? Nope. And if you don’t believe me watch the tape from the 2011 season… That’s what happens without discipline when players don’t respect their coach.
    They are establishing themselves and will get better and better. The penalties will melt away as they grow within the system. They are playing extremely physical. I love it. I watched this team get run over in 2011 with players quiting. I sure as hell don’t see that anymore. Schiano is right it is gonna turn then all you dumb dumb can run down to buccaneers heaven and get your flags for your car.

  35. Illuminati Says:


    That could be even further amended:

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game TO THE RAMS when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  36. TrueBuc Says:

    ’87 slurs:

    “you’ll get absolutely no arguments out of me when it comes to Schiano. I’m fully drunk off his kool-aid.”

    are you North Korean?? cause thats how they train their people to view their “Great Leader”. dude, youre either drunk as sht tonight, or the 0-2 start has pushed you over the edge. you fell a looooong way, ’87.

  37. TrueBuc aka TonyTwoCents Says:

    btw, I mentioned the Rutgers gear as a joke, and you guys got offended as fck! I doubt Joe even realized it was a Rutgers shirt. calm the fck down kids!

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Yup…I fell so far that I just sold my Freeman jersey for $10 on e-bay. Took a $90 hit for that sucker.

  39. Illuminati Says:

    I know good and well I’ve heard Schiano say that you should play to win, and that you shouldn’t play not to lose.

    Yet, the last two games we’ve blown leads in the last 30 seconds because we played not to lose.

    You can’t control the game in the NFL like you can in college. In college, there’s only a few really good players on the field at any given time. In the NFL, even the scrubs were studs somewhere once, and they are all capable of making big plays.

    Schiano has to learn to coach balls-to-the-wall, stick to his guns, and step on the opponent’s neck. Don’t try to protect a lead. Always try to extend a lead, even if it seems risky. No risk, no reward.

  40. Paul Says:

    Excuse me…but it is the defense that has been “racking up the penalties”…at least most of them.

    I know they were game killers because our offense can’t score points, but the offensive penalties were things like, bad formation, movement, taking play clock to 1 every snap. The defensive penalties were racked up from playing hard. Offense didn’t get any “playing too hard” penalties. I don’t look at them as being as big of a sign of bad things as the offensive penalties are.

  41. Paul Says:

    according to (just found it, don’t know it’s credibility) offense has 10 defense has 13. Bunch of cool penalty stats for Bucs, Defense tied with Seattle for most personal foul.

  42. Mike J Says:

    Schiano looks kinda like Mussolini in that pic.

  43. Eternally Optimistic Homer Says:

    “Yet, the last two games we’ve blown leads in the last 30 seconds because we played not to lose.”

    We lost that first game because of a stupid defensive penalty. To be fair, it could be said an offensive penalty cost us the second game..negating Jackson’s TD.

    Paul…can you find out how many penalty yards each cost us?

  44. Eternally Optimistic Homer Says:

    Never mind paul, I found it.

    Offensive pentalties 10 for 55 yards
    Defensive penalties 13 for 165 yards

    That shows you why we lost those games right there. The defense can play lights out but it doesn’t matter if they hand opponents the yards anyway. What’s it matter if the other team gains the yards thru drives or penalties? The yardage is still there and it is high.

    Heck…that’s an average of 82 yards per game for hte defense in penalties. That’s handing the opposing teams 1/3 of their total offense.

  45. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Pete Carroll head coached the Patriots years ago. I remember seeing the game at Tampa stadium. The Bucs beat them and held them to a few points.

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