Leave Greg Schiano Alone!

October 26th, 2013

Gerald McCoy thinks the attacks Bucs fans have lodged at Bucs commander Greg Schiano are getting too personal.

Joe was on the field near the Bucs sidelines in the waning moments of the Bucs loss to the Stinking Panthers Thursday and heard the angry masses screaming for Greg Schiano to be banished from the premises of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

After the game, Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had words for some of the fans who had choice words for Schiano.

“I think a lot of what they said wasn’t cool,” GMC said. “I understand being frustrated but you have to show a little class. Some of the things they were saying were uncalled for.”

Joe can’t disagree. It’s one thing to chant “Fire Schiano,” among other things, but to suggest Schiano and other coaches (and some players) perform acts that are anatomically impossible is a bit over the top.

Friday, per Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, GMC raced to Schiano’s defense Friday as it seems the entire Tampa Bay community has the torches lit and is ready to storm One Buc Palace.

“If you want to be angry about the game or what’s going on, be angry because we’re angry, too. But don’t disrespect him as a man,” McCoy said. “That man has a wife. He has kids at home. We have wives and kids. Just keep it to football. Don’t take it outside of that. If you want to be whatever in football, that’s OK. Be angry. We expect you to be angry. Nobody wants to be 0-7. But just leave everything else alone.

“Just keep it to the game. It’s still just a game. We’ve got lives outside of football. When you disrespect a man as a person, then you’re taking it too far.”

Joe can’t disagree with anything GMC says. If you think Schiano is the worst thing walking since Leeman Bennett, then tell him that, that’s fine. That’s football. But to go after his family is a bit much.

Besides, the hollering at Schiano isn’t accomplishing anything. Joe is guessing Schiano’s record gets Team Glazer’s attention much better than some drunken louts rambling.

31 Responses to “Leave Greg Schiano Alone!”

  1. Chef Paul Says:

    Sticks and stones Greggy. As long as he doesn’t start to get the Matt Schaub treatment, people can say whatever they want.

    When your team makes rookie and back up quarterbacks look like all pro seasoned vets, those things happen.

    When your offense can’t score points in the second half against piss poor defenses, those things happen.

    When it happens seven weeks in row and the schedule shows things won’t improve any time soon, those things happen.

    When you are a dick head and show no signs of adapting, those things happen.

  2. Meh Says:

    As long as its just screaming, I don’t care. It is just ticked off fans venting. He’s making enough money for a failed coaching gig to suck it up and take some heat.

    Put on your big boy pants, Greg.

  3. Luther Says:

    GMC has a point because he is a classy guy. Wish there were more guys like him in the league.

  4. The 300's Says:

    Actually those empty seats is what will be getting the Glazer’s attention. They already had to guarantee buying the rest of the empty seats for the rest of the home games this year. If you put a product on the field that nobody goes to see (or watch on TV), then you probably don’t have the right product.

  5. Capt. Tim Says:

    GMC is a class guy. Can’t wait to see what a real DC does with him. He is an amazing, unique talent.

    Chef Paul- ussually agree with, and like your post. But gotta disagree with this one.

    I was close to the Bucs sidelines Thursday night. I heard some horrible things said. Wishing a man to die- over a game, is waaaay over the line. Screaming things about his family is waaaay over the line. Telling him he’s a sh*tty coach- sure, he’s earned that.
    The other stuff? No. No.
    It’s a game. If you want someone to die, over a game- then you are way to personally invested.

    Besides- this is TAMPA! We got Blue waters, sandy Beaches, beautiful women, and most importantly- CLASS!

    This isn’t Philly or Detroit!! Where the only thing to take your mind off your sad exsistence, and ugly women- is football.

    Fire Schiano!! Now!

  6. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    I saw the crowd over by the tunnel as I was leaving. It wasnt just a few, it was a few hundred. Not all were drunken louts, but women too. I supported him at first, agreed with his kicking Freeman to the curb, but his ways have lost this team. They saying winning cures all ills. Its probably too late for that. But I will say that if Schiano goes, Dominick goes too..then we will start from Scratch…again.

  7. Lynch Says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxSAl9VQSc&feature…. Greg teaching fundamentals. Thoughts?

  8. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Schiano is not the one complaining. Just because one has the right to say something vulgar doesn’t mean the right should be exercised, especially in public where kids are around. I completely agree with Joe and GMC on this one.

  9. Chef Paul Says:

    Capt Tim,

    While I still disagree with you, you make some valid points. And that Philly Detroit comment gave me a good chuckle

  10. richbucsfan Says:

    The Schiano regime is over. He was and is in over his head. His skill set is college only. This article should be a wake up call to those people who want more out of pro football than just a win. It seems there are those who ‘must’ have a winner to validate their self-worth or overall well being. Wake up, Bucs fans. Our self-worth and so on is based on a lot more than how any football team performs. Tone the rhetoric and get a life. Neither you nor I pay anyone’s salary on that team or any bills incurred. It’s on the owners. For them, it is a money making thing. If the team wins, that’s a bonus. If we don’t like the product, then we just don’t support it by attending or purchasing their stuff. It gets real simple. Yep, I’m disappointed, too. But, I recognize that this is a college coach who just couldn’t make the transition to the NFL. He’s not the first and won’t be the last. And, let’s show some class and stop with the raging and outrageous comments. We’re not Philadelphia or New York/New Jersey.

  11. Chef Paul Says:

    The way I see it, is take the percentage of fans that have quit on this team. Even if it only 5-10%. That could be the same percentage of players that quit on this team. Then take the percentage of fans that hate Schiano. That could be the same percentage of players that hate him.

    Now that might be fuzzy math, but it might be accurate too.

  12. Paul Says:

    This is what happens when you ride out the season with a lame duck HC

  13. joseph mamma Says:

    I was for keeping Schiano, at least through the end of the season to see if a turnaround was possible. But that was when the games were competitive. This last game was embarrassing and can’t continue. I have come to the conclusion that this guy has no answers for this. This free-fall has only one outcome.

  14. bucsdeluge Says:

    I’m very disappointed in some of the fan’s actions. To see adults there in the stands, getting their young kids involved in the vulgar comments is sad. What an example you are to those around you. You can be upset with what is happening, but nothing, “Nothing”, gives you the right to attack and disrespect anyone. I don’t care if you are a season ticket holder or not, its a low class move, and shows more about your personal lack of character.

    Its OK if you want to let the organization know you what a coaching change, but come on people, let’s not turn into another Philly type fan base. I don’t want any part of that, personally.

    GO BUCS!!!

  15. k_bassuka Says:

    I never liked Schiano and have called him names for a while now, but there’s a limit to everything and sometimes that line is crossed by angry fans of loosing teams. I don’t have a problem with fans venting but I agree with McCoy they should leave the off football stuff alone.

    In the other hand, I can care less what Schiano feels about the situation, is hes fault the fans are acting this way so suck it up or quit….

  16. Jacko101 Says:

    If it’s respectful and honest fans can say what they want. Without fans there is NO team.

  17. William Says:

    In the same token when the coach takes it to an extreme of disrespecting adults (players) and showing supremacy on his part there will be repercussions!!!! I don’t agree with neither behavior but that is called KARMA…

  18. Jordon Says:

    I agree with GMC….show some class folks! It’s clear that coach Schiano’s time with this team is drawing to an end, but he has a family and feelings like the rest of us. The only difference is we don’t have 60,000 people leaning over our shoulder watching us when we work, hoping we’ll screw up and shouting for us to be fired! We are going to have a hard enough time next year attracting talent to the team (MRSA, lousy record, new coaching staff…maybe even a rookie QB) let’s not add a bunch of jerks in the stands to the equation! I know people are frustrated and angry, but this just makes Bucs fans look mean and petty!

  19. Ruggyup Says:

    The really great thing would be if Joe could write something almost as thoughtful as McCoy.

  20. Jason Says:

    Hey gmc shut your mouth!! Play better get a sack fumble. Maybe if the players were doing something he wouldn’t hear these things. The problem I see is we blame the coaches because we think we have great talent on this team under utilized maybe we should be yelling at the players too cAuse this is embarrassing!!

  21. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Lynch

    very interesting video, thanks for posting that. he’s clearly got the fundamentals down, but I think in terms of scheme and game plan hes seriously behind how quality NFL teams do it.

  22. crazy Says:

    The scary thing is the Glazers may have the coach and/or GM they want for the foreseeable future. If so, GMC’s right that targeting Schiano and piling on isn’t helping the team win games. I wish the owners would step in and clarify where this team is going, but it doesn’t look like they plan to any time soon. The real problem may be that like the owners may be much more involved and on board with what’s going on then we would believe. It’s their money, I guess. In the meantime, it’s poor prep, poor play and poor in game adjustments until something gives.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    First of all. Everyone stop exaggerating. I was over by the bench side from the end of the 3rd to the middle of the 4th screaming at the bench from the top of the section above the bench. Throughout that time there was only about 10 people on that railing. TEN people. That’s right only 10. So someone is lying on this thread. Then when I looked below close to the bench and I did looked over there several times. There was ONLY about 30 or so fans pressed up near the bench. I don’t know what they were saying because I could not hear anything from that far away and the ushers won’t even let you down there. So unless you were sitting in that very section. You never heard a damn thing that was being said and that goes for the end of the game by the tunnel with fans too. There was about 50 fans lined up by the lower part of the tunnel. 25 or so on each side. I was at the top of it. Still could not hear anything that was being said by THOSE 50 people either and I was only about 20 feet away from them too. I was walking back and forth for well over an hour by the bench side. Maybe I got there too late to hear all the expletives being hurled at the coach. I think I would have heard more around the time I was up and down the bench side for the last hr and 10 minutes of the game. I guess everything that was being said that people on this thread said. Was being said so close to the bench throughout the game. Unless you sat in the section or have a mega-hearing aid or whatever that thing is that’s being sold on TV. There is no way in hell you heard anyone say a damn thing from behind that bench from that far up.

    Did you actually sit in the section behind the bench Capt Tim?

    If not you must have one of the those mega ear thingy’s. I’m pretty sure unless anyone sat in the section right behind the bench ( big $$$ seats) and was screaming things at Schiano that was the only way he could have of heard it. Same goes for the tunnel as well. You’d have to be one of those 30-50 people by the tunnel in order for Schiano to hear it. Being that the ushers won’t let you down there, there had to be a WHOLE lot of pissed off fans in those sections. Out of the 30-40 people by the tunnel at the end of the game there may have been 2-3 people screaming horrible things that Schiano MIGHT have heard or it’s possible that ALL 30-40 of them were saying stuff like that, but I doubt it.

    Again unless you had tickets in those sections you were not allowed down there and you damn sure could NOT hear anything being said from above those sections either.

    Oh and Go Noles. Go Famous Jameis (the LeBron James of football that could have went from high school to the pros).

  24. Couch Fan Says:

    I think GMC is looking at this from the players point of view. If ignorant dumb a$$ fans can do that to a coach, they could easily turn around and do it to any player as well.

    It’s fine not to like Schiano. We get it. He gets it. The team is lousy and he’s a bad coach. Boo the crap out of him on game days and leave it at that. Or don’t show up if you hate him so much. But personally attacking the guy is ridiculous.

  25. Dmatt Says:

    A rule of thumb should always be for fans n others to limit their anger to the football field n the coaches only…targeting players or coaches families should always b zero tolerance. I want Schaino gone n do not like his coaching style n our losing but his family is not the reason for us losing n certainly they do not coach the team. Schaino didn’t hire himself to coach the team, so this is bigger than him. A man of his character will not just walk out n quit on the team.With the talent we have on the team n coaches coming n winning right away who has good rapport with players n can put the pieces together i.e. Andy Reid,Jim Harbaugh,Chuck Pagano, Sean Payton, it’s time to sever ties with Schaino n bring n someone similar to one of the aforementioned. Monte Kiffin would love to coach this defense, or can u imagine what Rob Ryan would do with this defense,especially Revis n Lavonte David. We r building a reputation for going on runs of losing 4-5 consecutive games back to back seasons. 2010 was a decent season but other than that, 2005 was really our last best season. Sustainability does not reside at One Bucs Place. We have never had a competitive franchise QB in history as a starter for more than five years n it seems that below 500 seasons are what we’re becoming accustomed to again. My guest is this is just the status quo for management. Garbage in garbage out.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Again I HIGHLY doubt that out of those 50 or so fans that were close of enough to Schiano that there was MANY of them saying such harsh things that are being described. Maybe like 2 or 3 fans out of the 50 people close enough to within earshot of Schiano said harsh words other than you suck Schiano.

    So people are essentially in here ranting about 2 to 3 fans that were a-holes. You tell em psoters. Tell those 3 people how wrong they were. You tell em.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    “We have never had a competitive franchise QB in history as a starter for more than five years”

    Dmatt..more like we have never had a franchise QB period in the history of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Classless people in Tampa. That’s why I left.

    I firmly believe that Bucs fans are experiencing karma at this point.

  29. holymoly Says:

    GMC – 15 tackles-2 sacks in 7 games ! Why can’t we fans be pissed?

  30. Lynch Says:

    Pretty much what holymoly said. Turning out to be a mediocre, above average DT

  31. PRBucFan Says:

    There’s a difference between being pissed and being ignorant children about a game.

    No matter how much you want to classify this game as more than that lol.