Changes Coming?

October 26th, 2013


Yes, Bucs fans, Joe has the news you have all been waiting on. There will likely be changes to the Bucs in time for their next game in Seattle a week from tomorrow.

No, those changes do not include a coaching change — not yet.

Bucs commander Greg Schiano admitted Friday to Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune that, seeing his team is 0-7 and starting to fall apart, change might be best.

“I think the biggest thing is you look at what are you doing well,’’ Schiano said. “There’s a lot of games that, early on, we believe we should have won. What did we do well to put us in a position to win? What did we do in these last three games where it wasn’t as tight of a game, or at least this last one? Take what you do well, build on it.

“Things you’re not doing well, either cut them out, because you just can’t do them this year, or, how are you going to fix them, how are you going to make them better? That’s what we have to do a good job of this weekend.’’

Well, Joe has to give the usually set-in-his-ways Bucs commander a little credit for going against his inner grain and attempting to change. But you know what, perhaps Schiano wouldn’t be in resume-update mode with fans screaming for his head and billboards all across the Tampa Bay area demanding his scalp if, you know, maybe he changed things up, oh, Joe doesn’t know, maybe six weeks ago?

File this under the category of “Too Little/Too Late.”

35 Responses to “Changes Coming?”

  1. BucsQcCity Says:

    He’s a master at giving empty and useless speech…

    He’s idiot enough to trade LVD for an undrafted rutger player on the jaguar practice squad. Hope owners will prevent a fire sale under this regime

  2. BucFanForever Says:

    Well, two of the three close games, Freeman was quarterback. Better trade for him.

  3. Mr. Patrick Says:

    You are what your record says you are. Lost 12 of last 13. Enough said

  4. too much talent Says:

    how about mid game adjustments ROFLMAO…

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If Glazers keep things status quo for much longer and don’t bring in someone to bring some success and excitement back into Buc football, Ray Jay will start looking in the 1st quarter like it did in the 4th quarter Thursday night. This guy is WAY past the point of no return

  6. Deminion Says:

    @bucsqc Lol

  7. Meh Says:

    Fire Schiano. Today.

  8. NY Buc Says:

    At least Schiano will have done three positive things before his inevitable firing…(1) got rid of the loafers/players with off-field issues that kept them out of games, (2) helped draft some good young talent for the next coach, and (3) put an end to the Josh Freeman = franchise QB ‘experiment’. I guess I’m just trying to find the bright spots to a thus far totally miserable season.

  9. SteveK Says:

    Our Gm is package deal with this guy.

    It would be absolutely FOOLISH to let the current GM pursue another coach.

    No thanks, let these two sort out this year. 0-16 is still 9 games away, we can’t possibly be that bad… can we?

  10. Splengo Says:

    Not the change I’m looking for, but trust me a change is gonna come!

  11. SteveK Says:

    NY Buc,

    You can thank Dominick for having drafted Freeman, paying Eric Wright, and aquiring some of the “loafing” players that had to be parted with.

    Dom’s entire 2009 draft wasn’t even considered an “F grade” by Joe, You gotta be kidding me. Dom is taking us NOWHERE.

    Year 6 of the Dominick era, and he is approaching 50 losses quicker than he will get to 25 victories.


  12. Deminion Says:

    @splengo lol change is gunna come

  13. Meh Says:

    I agree, Dom’s got to go too. He hasn’t been as bad as Schiano, but the results speak for themselves. His tenure is a failure.

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    Chucky may come back!!!!

    He has a love affair with our city, don’t write the idea off just yet!

  15. NY Buc Says:

    @ Steve K

    Totally agreed, in hindsight 2009 was an atrocious failure of a draft for Dominick and the Bucs. I will give him credit for getting better at drafting the past couple years whether it’s him getting better, Schiano being a better sounding board on scouting talent in the draft than Morris was, or a combination of both. Regardless it isn’t materializing into winning football, so there’s a lot of culpability to go around on that team.

  16. Andrew 1 Says:

    wasn’t really the change we were looking for, but I still think its a positive thing, if in fact he really does change his stubborn methods and go with whats really best for the team. might turn out to be the reason we finally get a win. better late then never.

  17. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Splengo
    Thanks for that. I had almost forgotten how Great he was

  18. Natenazty Says:

    Changes huh? Things should of been changing since week 1. Win or Lose. Isn’t that the whole purpose for evaluating tape??? U see something that is not and has not worked all season (stupid elongated stunts for example) and take it out of the damn playbook. These types of changes are not rocket-science and are glaring deficiencies that fans and opposing teams have easily picked up upon. How or why the coaches have been so stubborn in their approach thus far is baffling.

  19. Jon Says:

    Geez Joe give it a rest. Johnnie Football will NOT be an NFL caliber quarterback.

  20. SteveK Says:

    Dom is 24-47 as GM of our Bucs.

    Does he get to 50 losses or 25 victories first?

    Next 3:

    @ Seattle

    MNF Phins @ Home

    Falcons @ Home

    Can we win one of these match ups?

    IMO, when you are less than 1/3 W/L ratio, you are not a “rock star”.

    If this HC is ousted, the GM better be taken with him.

    We will be rebuilding another 6 years with this guy. Time to shake things up, make a move, hire some different guys at the top and at HC.

    We need a President of Team Operations, GM and HC.

  21. SteveK Says:


    I bet Johnny Football will be at least the 16th best starting QB option on Sundays, no doubt.

    Johnny Football is the real deal. Just watch the way he views the field, runs his offense, and makes plays continuiously.

  22. passthebuc Says:



  23. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    @SteveK is absolutely right IMO about the need to restructure the organization and Johnny Football. Bravo my man!

  24. 911bucs Says:

    Now that is coaching Sir.

  25. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Jon – Why do you think Manziel is not an NFL QB?

  26. k_bassuka Says:

    Oh now you want to change….He definitely feeling the heat…

    I hope the Glazers don’t allow him to release any player without their consent
    or without first checking with somebody that knows football, because clearly Schiano doesn’t know what a good football player is or how to evaluate any player.

    Damn I can’t wait until Schiano gets the boot…

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    ” But you know what, perhaps Schiano wouldn’t be in resume-update mode with fans screaming for his head and billboards all across the Tampa Bay area demanding his scalp if, you know, maybe he changed things up, oh, Joe doesn’t know, maybe six weeks ago?

    File this under the category of “Too Little/Too Late.”

    It’s not too late if they suddenly start a winning spree (seems impossible, I know). Technically a winning season is not out of reach until next week…if the Bucs lose.

  28. K_bassuka Says:


    Seriously you need to switch day jobs, being Schiano cheerleader these days is not a good thing… To a real HC a winning spree could be something achievable but we don’t have a real HC…

  29. Malevolent Creation Says:

    @ Bonzai if my uncle had tits he’d be my aunt.

  30. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Too little too late. That perfectly describes Schiano.

    Lovie Smith please.

  31. zam Says:

    He and his staff just aren’t smart enough at x’s and o’s to be coaching on a professional level. It’s just that simple.

  32. MadMax Says:

    Upset alert! Seattle falls and we get our first win….and Im the only one here saying it! Doesnt mean we win all of the other games, but Im feeling it with this one.

  33. Warthog Says:

    I have absolutely no idea how you think we could beat Seattle in their house with the way we’ve played this year. I can’t think of a game on our sched we’d have less of a shot of winning. Sorry.

  34. Chef Paul Says:

    No jonny football. Why would we want a quarterback with a T.O. complex. I’m not denying his talent, but no one denied T.O.’s talent either.

  35. 1976Buc Says:

    @Joe: Just because he said it doesn’t mean he believes it. How many time have we heard him speak out of both sides of his mouth?