Bucs Not Quitting

October 22nd, 2013

There is not a lot of good things you can say about the Bucs this season other than the fact they are not boring. Mired in a 1-11 skid, including all six games played this season, one would understand if some Bucs just threw in the towel.

If Bucs commander Greg Schiano is really as distrusted in the Bucs locker room as some would have you believe, then it would be easy to understand if the Bucs started tanking on him in part to get Schiano run. Not only is that not the case, but Bucs middle linebacker Mason Foster spoke up for Schiano. It seems the Bucs have too much pride to give up on Schiano, much less themselves.

“Nobody has ever given up. Nobody has quit. No matter what happens on Sunday, guys are coming in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ready to work,” Foster said. “We always feel we are right there. We know that we have to just correct little things and it will turn around for us.

“I think that’s what keeps guys going. We are all brothers on this team. We are not going to let each other down. I’m not quitting on Lavonte [David]. Lavonte is not quitting on me. That’s the way we approach it.

“It is tough. But at the same time this is what you love to do. You have been playing this game since you were a little kid. You have to remember that. It’s a game. It’s not like we are getting blown out. As crazy as it is, we are right there. We just have to work a little harder and focus a little more and we will be all right.”

This was evidenced in the loss to the Dixie Chicks Sunday. The Bucs easily could have thrown in the towel down two scores at halftime. Rather, the Bucs rallied and made the game interesting in the second half and made the Dixie Chicks sweat.

The Bucs have yet to quit on Schiano.

32 Responses to “Bucs Not Quitting”

  1. Jfro6pk Says:

    20/52 – 190 yds – 1 int – no tds

  2. Mr Lucky Says:

    Schiano must have been doing the happy dance last night while watching Freeman be well…..Freeman.

    Passes 1 foot over the receivers heads, missed open receivers etc.,

    Schiano is just WAITING to say, “I TOLD YOU SO…I TOLD YOU SO…”

    HOWEVER, if the Bucs loose to the Panthers in 2 days the ax will fall as well it should.

  3. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Ehh not so sure about that. Getting drubbed by two scores at home by the great nick foles makes me question it. As does our quarter of a billion dollar secondary getting toasted by third and fourth string WRs. We have been soundly beat the last two games by bad teams. I see quit in the secondary. Starting to see it in other places.

  4. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    I agree with Joe. I don’t see anybody quitting, not even close. It does look like they are getting shell shocked and losing their concentration. Its hard to maintain your enthusiasm through all the losing.

  5. Adam L. Says:

    No, they aren’t quitting.

    They are, however, suffering from unimaginative play calling, bad blocking, horrid penalties, poor coverage, injuries, and a coach who pissed off the whole league with his Mickey Mouse antics.

    But quit…no.

  6. Ed Says:

    Maybe it isn’t “quitting” but some of the defensive lineman certainly don’t rush the passer like they want the sack. They just aren’t hungry enough to get to these QBs. Philadelphia and Atlanta both had patched up offensive lines and the Bucs defensive line didn’t take advantage. Adrian Clayborne and Daniel are not starting caliber pass rushers. McCoy is pushing the double team up the middle with nothing coming from the edge. Its the same game we have seen for the past 3 or 4 years. Secondary gets burned because no pass rush. Can’t win in the NFL without having at least 2 good pass rushers on your d line.

  7. YourMom Says:

    Notice he says he won’t quit on Lavonte David…..doesn’t mention Schiano. Guys like Revis, David, McCoy, and Goldson do not give up and will not allow anyone around them to either. Has nothing to do with this joke of a coaching staff.

  8. Bulldog Says:


  9. Meh Says:

    Great for the players, and I mean that. I appreciate every single player that is fighting hard through this wreck of a season. Its too bad the coaching is so bad it doesn’t matter if they quit or not.

  10. Capt. Tim Says:

    I think they have. Not publicly. They are still saying the right things.
    But it seems like they have key mistakes- at critical moments.
    Captains/ Vets are taking turns. Nothing that looks particularly damning.
    Until you look at the timing.

    In China, workers expressed their displeasure with mechanization by throwing their Wooden shoes into the machine

    The shoes were called”sabo”

    Thus the term” Sabotage”

    It may not be a deliberate set of actions, but it is definately an unconscious act, to show their displeasure with this regime.

  11. Meh Says:

    Capt Tim, if that is actually happening those players should be cut. That includes our best players too. That is despicable if true, but I don’t believe its happening.

  12. Meh Says:

    (if its deliberate anyway)

  13. Bobby Says:

    @Capt. Tim….BS….this has been happening since game one. Nothing new here. The players know it’s their mistakes and they have to clean it up in order to win.

  14. joseph mamma Says:

    This team is competing in games on talent alone, cause we get outcoached every week. If Schiano some how survives this and comes back next year, he will need two new coordinators.

  15. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Uh no Capt. Timmay. You again show your buffoonery and lack of any type of knowledge what so ever. A quick check on the Online Etymology Dictionary shows you have no idea what your speaking of. Hint, your first clue should have been that the word is French, Not Chinese. Let me guess, Your Capt. because you own a Zebco?
    Good to hear the team hasn’t quit but I don’t think it’s very far down the road.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mr Lucky Says
    “HOWEVER, if the Bucs loose to the Panthers in 2 days the ax will fall as well it should.”

    You know…we see comments like this every week now. “After the next game Schiano will be unemployed…”

    Then when it doesn’t happen the people who said it either repeat it for the next week or get mad that they are wrong. I don’t know when or if Schiano gets fired. I want what is best for the team. We are being fed messages that conflict with what we are seeing.

    If Schiano is such a dictator and so unfair and controlling, then why are we not seeing rebellion on the locker room? Why hasn’t the team given up? Think about it. Schiano works them hard as nails. The sooner he’s out of there the sooner they have it easier. Yet they stick by his side so far. Why?

    Be ause things are not what we’re told by the media and others.

  17. Richmondtxbucsfan07 Says:

    LVD is the example for the team! I don’t think the defense is quitting more like getting bullied. But it doesn’t look the defense is done playing. But speaking of quitting, can anyone explain what happened to v-jax when he caught a pass and just fell down without being touched? Lynch and the other guy couldn’t explain it either. He didn’t limp off or anything just fell? That’s pretty suspect. He could have taken that to the house, at least inside the twenty…

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Take Dexter Jackson’s comments for example. He shows up unannounced with kids, taking advantage of his former position with the team (a team he bailed on twice for money) and was causing a distraction during practice.

    Then when staff says something he assumes Schiano sent them after him. It may not have been Schiano at all.

    He then says he wanted a job with the Bucs (if he was turned down there’s motive) and someone told him he doen’t “want” to work there. Maybe that person didn’t “want” Dexter Jackson there. Maybe they know how unloyal he is and they knew that would not be tolerated.

    I suspe t the truth is Dexter was not hired and so he bores a grudge.

  19. Meh Says:

    I love it. You complain about the media then add your own wild speculation. Just hilarious.

  20. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Quit making sense Bonzai. You know that’s not allowed!

  21. chickster Says:

    They have quit and you guys can hope and hope nothing will change this is a bad team with no chemistry and a bad head coach so get off his jock already you guys sound like you have crush

  22. chickster Says:

    The players are not sticking with him there is nothing they can do right now and nobody wants to be the first to call him out so they say nothing you will hear the the very bad come out if he is fired and that will not come until the season is over bla bla bla bla bla

  23. k_bassuka Says:

    So according to Mr. Mason they are playing their best and still getting manhandled up front tells me that Schiano is garbage and they know it. The only unit playing decent is the LB because of the rediculous stunts that the only good thing that comes from the stunts is LB free to stop the run besides that the team sucks….

    Time for a change…

  24. Aubpierce Says:

    The offensive line didn’t quit,they just don’t have one.Over paid,injured,playing out of position and whatever.Same for the Giants,Both offenses relay on great line play which is not happening.As for Freeman i felt sorry for him until i remembered how he disrespected his fans and teammates.

  25. Capt. Tim Says:

    Per wiklopedia
    “That it derives from the Netherlands in the 15th century when workers would throw their sabots (wooden shoes) into the wooden gears of the textile looms to break the cogs, fearing the automated machines would render the human workers obsolete.”
    Ok, Dutch- not Chinese, not French either.
    It’s not my fault! I heard this one “Star Trek, The Undiscovered Country” last week, and thought it was appropriate!
    It was a Vulcan chick- and she said” Chinese”
    Sad when you can’t trust a Vulcan chick for source information!! Lol

    Either way- intentional or subconsciously- the Buc players are “sabotaging” every game.

    What do you think happens when a team quits on its Fuhrer, er, Coach?
    Do you think they walk on the field and lay down?

    It’s a lil more subtle than that.

  26. Adam L. Says:


    I believe every word of Dexter Jackson’s story right down to the tone of voice and word inflection. If you re-read the Bucs statement, so much of it is Jackson’s story with softer language. Careful enough to not accuse him of being a liar, but gentle enough to garner sympathy for the Bucs’ position.

    I’m in sales. Bullshitting bought my Cadillac.

  27. Capt. Tim Says:

    Hey Thong!
    You sure are upset over the origins of a word. Especially when you got it wrong, too!
    Is that thong chafing you or something?
    You need a Valium, or some baby powder?

    If a word gets you that upset- someone cutting you off in traffic will cause your head to explode!!

    Lighten up! It’s not like you are the coach or player in that fiasco

    Besides, it’s down to 2 winless teams now!! We are that much closer to Bridgewater!!

  28. crazy Says:

    They haven’t quit yet, but they haven’t played a winning style of football yet either. They’re getting beat on nearly every series whether there is a drive-killing mistake or not. Major change is needed. The only question is does it begin immediately after the Carolina game.

  29. k1ngadroc Says:

    Thank god for Lavante David. He’s a true leader and the heart of this defense. Hopefully for years to come!

  30. bucstop.com Says:

    THey may not be quitting on Schiano but a lot of them are tuning him out. penalties. penalties. penalties, undisciplined play

  31. bucstop.com Says:

    and I think the story of the SABO is mostly a myth. Ive read it was unlikely that poor people would throw their own shoes into the machines when other items were available.
    But I never understood the cowardice of people online saying things behind the anonymity of a computer screen that they would NEVER say in front of the person.

  32. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Timmay!! Your using wikipedia as your resource?
    What a buffoon. Just tired of reading ignorant posts.