Per Invitation, Fans Did Show Up

October 22nd, 2013

Last week, Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan, amid a non-controversy of how the Bucs were misusing (?) All-World cornerback Darrelle Revis, partly in jest, invited Bucs fans to show up at 5:20 a.m. at One Buc Palace. These fans could have all the free Cokes they desired, Sheridan said, and spend all day and much of the night helping him and his charges to come up with proper game plans for opponents.

Well, a few fans did take Sheridan up on his offer, but they were rebuffed at the gates of One Buc Palace on Monday morning.

Sheridan was asked today if fans tried to take accept his invitation, and he simply said, with a grin on his face, “Yes… yes.”

Sheridan confessed a few fans were waiting when he drove into the facility but he did not speak with any of them (“Nope.”). Said fans were not granted access to One Buc Palace, however.

58 Responses to “Per Invitation, Fans Did Show Up”

  1. cmurda Says:

    Mr. Sheridan,

    That is called writing a check your ass can’t cash.

  2. ElioT Says:

    That’s awesome!!! Kudos to whoever showed up!

    Question: Mr. Sheridan, what was your plan to stop the great Harry Douglas?

    Sheridan: … (Crickets) ….

    What a goon!

  3. Chef Paul Says:

    I was one of those fans. I hitch hiked all the way from Iowa City to get there.

    That F**king dick wouldn’t even wave back. I saw him see me

  4. Capt. Tim Says:

    Chef Paul
    Too bad! I bet you could do a better job!!!

    So, not surprisingly, More lies and disrespect to the fans.
    Schiano and his SS( Sheridan/Sullivan) really suck.

    Once the are finally fired- they will need to disinfect OneBuc place again.

  5. Couch Fan Says:

    Wow, thats some chicken sh!t stuff right there. I didnt think anyone would actually show up but dam if you gonna say something like that and people show actually care enough TO show up… Thats a B!tch move.

  6. Macabee Says:

    I like Bill Sheridan. He seems like a really nice guy that the players probably relate. If he was allowed to play and call his own scheme he might not be a bad DC. Make no mistake about it, this is Schianos defense and that was made clear from day one.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    That’s BS! Sheridan should have let those fans in because at least you still have some after this debacle. He never rescinded the offer and should have spent a little time with those fans, let them in for a quick tour and shown a little character. Your word is your bond and his word is $H!T now. What a B!tch move by 1 Buc to not let them in. I’m sure POShitano slept well again last night after Freeman’s suckfest, but it does nothing to improve his losses and inability to coach grownups.

    The Culture of Losing.

  8. DomsAdvisor Says:

    They can send their application to One Buc Place during the next coaching search… like everyone else.

  9. BirdDoggers Says:

    It would have been a good gesture if he at least made good by inviting the fans in for a coke and a smile.

  10. Trey Says:

    I didn’t appreciate Sheridan’s initial comments. Some seen it as humor; I though he came across as a smart a$$. The least he could have done was spent a few minutes with the fans that did show up.

  11. bucrightoff Says:

    He could have at least brought them out some coffee or something. As always don’t say something you don’t plan on following through on.

  12. Patrick in VA Says:

    Sweet Christ. Throw the fans a bone when they’re there because of something you said. Let them come watch practice at least. For god’s sake, at least give them the Cokes

  13. buc4life24 Says:

    Joe, thanks for the update!

    I actually posted that I hoped some fans would show up and glad some had the balls to actually call his bluff!

    Chef Paul, you should contact one of the bay news stations and tell them your story, if you did actually travel far and away to take up Mr. Sheridan’s offer!

    As someone said and I paraphrasing…..don’t say things to the public when you don’t mean it!

  14. buc4life24 Says:

    I would also like to say that of course they weren’t going to let them coach/offer advice, but at least acknowledge them and give them a tour or something. Show you care and appreciate the fans.

  15. SteveK Says:

    Hats off to those who actually showed up. LMAO, way to go Buc fans.

    Take that Sheridan, don’t call our bluff at 0-5, when you plan on going 0-6 especially.

    Bo Gucs!

  16. Nick2 Says:

    The Commish on his show today was saying that Ron Jaworksi was even calling it after film study that Revis has seldom been used in man to man coverage. Why would you play someone $1 million dollars PER GAME to play a zone defense and blend him into the coverage like everyone else. The only thing I can think of is Schiano is such a control freak that he wants Revis to play HIS defense at Rutgers and not use his prize cornerback the way he was used at New York where they had one of the best defenses year after year. I saw nothing like the Jets defense against the Dixie Chicks.

  17. Nick2 Says:

    Hey they won’t let the Superbowl MVP safety in at One Buc Place why would they let us silly fans who know better than Sheridan LOL!!!!!

  18. SteveK Says:

    Another classless move by the Buc Brass.

    They should have at least given out free coke to all who showed up. Sheridan should have waived back to you, Chef Paul, that is horse sh!t.

    Sheridan must have been up all night thinking about Cam Newton.

    Mike Shula, former Buc OC will get his shot to show us.

    Rivera and Keuchly are up for the task.

    What about Barron? Is Mark Barron going to “actually respect” the Panther Offense? Are we going to get our asses kicked, again?

    Are we really going to be o-Touchdown? That would be awful.

  19. Chef Paul Says:

    No I did not actually do that. I just wanted to lie to see what it felt like to be a part of this coaching staff

  20. Drew Says:

    Hoping for another loss with dignity. Hold the Press! Losing with dignity is impossible with an undignified Coaching staff.

    S cubed = (Schiano x Sheridan x Sullivan) the 3 S’s, like the three Amigo’s in the comedy movie. Comedy comes to mind every time they coach. Go for it! Throw on the Clown suits and let the Circus begin!

  21. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    I guess they were standing outside the gates with Dexter Jackson (the good Dexter Jackson)….perhaps the ghost of Leroy Selmon was there with them…..

  22. MadMax Says:

    Couldnt even take the time to speak with them for 10 seconds? Sounds just like someone else we got rid of who doesnt like being called out and accepting responsibility.

    Thanks to those who showed up! Thats passion for your team!

  23. NY Buc Says:

    @Patrick in VA

    Exactly, he should have thrown the fans who showed up a bone. I was fine with Sheridan’s comments last week thinking ‘at least the guy’s got a sense of humor’…least he could have done is take a joke thrown back at him and man up with some cokes and a few minutes of dialog with the fans even if he couldn’t realistically deliver on letting fans in the building. Failed PR opportunity.

  24. Drew Says:

    Wouldn’t it be hilarious if the 3 S’s drove to the sidelines in a clown car and bailed out of it with fire hoses in clown suits at the beginning of the game.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t expect them to let people in One Buc and seriously go over film with Sheridan. However, two things: First of all, either don’t say it, or say “just kidding” at the end. You should know that people are going to call you on it if not. Second, if people do show up, spend 10 minutes outside chatting it up with them. If they came out there at 5:20 in the morning, those are passionate fans. You can give up 10 minutes of your precious time to talk to them. Pretend like you are listening to their ideas. Give them hats or t-shirts or something. Do something to make them feel like you appreciate their passion. With the product this coaching staff has put on the field, they ought to be at the gates on gameday thanking fans for coming.

    I went to the Denver game last year and just so happened to stay in the same hotel as the Bucs. My 9 year old daughter was talking and taking pictures with the players, who to a man was unbelievably nice. A manager of the hotel came up to me and told me that the Bucs had requested that the players not be bothered while at the hotel. She said they had very strict rules that had to be followed. Even she was kind of shaking her head at those policies. It kind of shows you a lot about the coaching staff and where their priorities are.

  26. Drew Says:

    The problem was… those that showed up didn’t bring along their little cardboard signs that stated “Will Coach for Free Coke”. Then again, if they had Sheridan with his limited IQ would’ve shouted back “This is a Drug Free Campus”.

  27. Chef Paul Says:

    Sheridan strikes me as the type of guy at work that comes in and goes straight to coffee pot, and walks around with his coffee cup to everyone at work telling stupid stories and unfunny jokes, and laughing at an unacceptable volume. And just kind of dicks around for the first hour and never really does anything all day

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Any fans that showed up are total dumb@$$es. Lol.

    Come, are you people really that stupid?

  29. MR.T Says:

    Agreed, he could have at least talked with the fans for a few minutes but to not do that or even wave was pitiful on his part, a no class performance.

  30. Meh Says:

    So he’s a liar just like Schiano. Got it.

  31. too much talent Says:


  32. MadMax Says:

    Hey Bonzai, still calling for freefree to be a great qb isnt stupid is it? Even after last nights horrible display? lol.

  33. Andrew 1 Says:

    it was obviously a joke, but still if your going to say stuff like that and fans do actually show up, then at least give them a tour of the place and a free coke and then send them on their way. just a douche move.

  34. MtTom Says:

    Jesus. Lighten up. The guy made a joke. Even with the crappy play, crappy coaching and all around b/s surrounding this lost season I like seeing the guy make a joke, even a sarcastic stupid joke. Everyone needs to take a frigging break from political correctness. Like the guy or the organization owes anyone anything because he made a sarcastic remark to the media.

  35. MadMax Says:

    “Like the guy or the organization owes anyone anything”

    Boy, I feel many responses coming for saying that…..that hornets nest just got hit again.

  36. Arlo Pear Says:

    So then how did Dexter Jackson and a whole gang of children make it into the facility unannounced?

  37. DomsAdvisor Says:

    For people who want Schiano gone so bad… you guys sure seem to care about the dumbest issues.

    Bucs suck in 2013. The team has no balls.

    Big deal.

    There will always be the off season. 8 solid months of speculation where you don’t have to win anything.

  38. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    It is a dumb issue, but one that was created by Sheridan. How stupid do you have to be to not know that by saying something like that, people are going to show up? Also, when you treat the fans that do show up like that, you open the door for criticism. All he had to do was go up to them, shake a few hands, sign a few autographs, take a couple pictures, and listen to them for a couple minutes ramble about their gameplan ideas, and you would absolutely make their day. But instead, as this regime is famous for, you turn your back on the fans. You are 0-6, when you built this team up as a contender all offseason. Tampa is desperate for a winner again, and you turn your back on some fans that get their arses up at 5am??? In what world is that ok?

  39. madmacskillz Says:

    He can disrespect the fans all he wants and be a king sized dick head, but the fans will have the last laugh after he gets canned at the end of the season.

  40. zam Says:

    We know all they do is watch porn all day. Cause they sure don’t game plan. Can’t allow any witnesses.

  41. Oahubuc Says:

    Piece of trash, just like his boss. This organization is a total embarrassment. Did they go directly to the Ray Perkins Clones Union for staffing?

  42. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    MadMax, he who laughes last laughes best. When all is said and done, Josh Freeman will be considered a very good QB.

    And I already addressed his performance elsewhere. Look for it, ause I’m to lazy to retype it 😉

  43. chickster Says:

    These are coaches that no one else wanted bottom of the barrel and had no choice there was absolutely no one left and its very sad that buc fans have to suffer the results of being the laughing stocks of the league while the owners sit back and do nothing until the season end

  44. chickster Says:

    They the owners said they spent money to bring in revis and a safety but let bennet go and he was a steal for what we could of signed him for because they were listening to the wrong people and they still listen that’s the sad part and they are standing behind these guys and cannot admit they were so wrong I also think they will keep this staff next year so don’t get your hopes up for a new coach

  45. Red86 Says:

    When these guys are gone. I hope to hear of fans showing up with sign saying “I’ll be replacing you.” We will see how much they love that joke.

  46. PRBucFan Says:

    Would you take lightly to anyone that had the audacity to show up at your work place to “do your job for you” or “better than you”.

    I wouldn’t, joke or not lol

    Not saying what he did was right but come on now it was pretty clear he was being facetious.

    They should have had a little “defensive tent” set up or something though lol.

  47. Skelly Says:

    Kind of a douche move by Sheridan. He at least could have said something to the guys or sent someone out with coffee and a signed hat or something… Not classy

  48. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Would you take lightly to anyone that had the audacity to show up at your work place to “do your job for you” or “better than you”.”


    Apples to oranges. First of all, he doesn’t have a regular job. He has a job that is in the spot light. His job requires him to speak to the media, and what he says gets put in print. And just because people show up, that doesn’t mean they are trying to do his job. They could be trying to help, just like he requested. And again, I don’t expect him to let anyone in the building. But assuming it wasn’t hundreds of people, what’s wrong with hanging out with some passionate fans for a few minutes? They have enough passion to wake up and drive there, give them a few minutes of your time. Thank them for coming, listen (or pretend to listen) to what they have to say, and take a few pictures. You could do all that in about 10 minutes. If your time is too precious to waste 10 minutes, then stay 10 minutes later that night to make up for it. It’s just a low class move, no matter how you spin it. As a singular action, it’s no big deal. However, in conjunction with all the other nonsense they have subjected us too, it is.

  49. Capt. Tim Says:

    Next time fans are lined up at the gate of OneBuc, I hope it is to shoot a bird at Schiano and his staff- as they take their sh*T, and get the fu*k out of Florida

    I’d drag my big Ass to the gate, to flick off that loser caravan

    It’s one thing to be an inexcusably incompetent loser. But apparent the Jersey SS need to add rude Pri*k to the list.

    Way to go. We could forgive a bunch of good guys, over their heads, trying to make it right.

    Rude, Stupid ,arrogant losers??

    Have fun walking out of Tampa stadium Thursday night!! After getting your asses kicked by the Panthers- it’s gonna be brutal

    I may go to that game. Just to cheer our players- and boo you boneheads

  50. MtTom Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc: “His job requires him to speak to the media, and what he says gets put in print.”

    It’s not just you have to talk to the press, but it is “interpreted” by the press, and they know what is going to create readership. Having a good relationship with the press is important, having the press in your corner is important, having a group that is fanning the flames that you have lit by losing 11/12 is going to hurt. They can make it seem like you are a sarcastic prick or a lovable funny guy. Most readers are going to just follow the mood of the article and allow themselves to get fired up into a tizzy in this instance. Just my humble opinion.

  51. Pete 422 Says:

    That’s such Bull. He should have let you guys in and held to his word.

  52. PRBucFan Says:


    LoL Really

    There is no hidden meaning here.

    Anyone that showed up clearly showed up to tell this man he needed their help because he was so incapable that he needed a bunch of bodies off the street to do it for him.

    There is nothing rosy about it.

    That’s all I was saying.

    I’m not asking for a debate about that lol.

    And I also never disagreed that he shouldn’t have done that. I should said it was exceedingly obvious he was being facetious, so don’t try and convince me he shouldn’t have cause I never said he should.

    I actually said they should have set up a “defensive tent” or something and I was serious. Some kind of activity that had to do with taking in their input on the matter.

  53. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I wasn’t jumping you, or really even disagreeing with anything except your comparisons to a regular job. It’s just not the same thing, as much as we may like to pretend it is.

  54. Capt. Tim Says:

    If you don’t want people to show up- then don’t invite them. No one held a gun to his head, and forced him to do so.

    Realistically, I doubt anyone expected to spent the day watching Sheridan prepare his game plan. From what we’ve seen so far- he doesn’t know how to do it anyway. His Pass defense last year wasn’t high school worthy!

    But the fact that people cared enough to show up at 5:30- that’s a fan! It’s worthy of a conversation, a cup of coffee, and a Buc hat!

    Unless you are a bunch of delusional,,Sanctimonious, ass h*les.

    Just another example of how bad this coach and staff really are.

    Good thing is- the Glazers are watching. And they really seem to care about the fans. It’s too bad these clowns are embarrassing them

    But they won’t let it last for long.

  55. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Since I am an expert on hacking into computers, I was able to hack into Sheridan’s computer and found what he and Schiano have been studying for the upcoming game. This is what I found:

  56. scubog Says:

    Thanks for the laugh Chef Paul. You sure described my work environment to a tee. Like some, I don’t want to judge any of these assistant coaches since it is still Schiano calling the shots. Dude is stubborn as they come. Can’t “Get it fixed” until we change the lead repairman who broke it in the first place. Hey Greg, it’s still a “laughingstock”

  57. Morgan Says:

    Skelly Says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Kind of a douche move by Sheridan. He at least could have said something to the guys or sent someone out with coffee and a signed hat or something… Not classy

    World is full of nutjobs. The 2-3 guys who took Sheridan’s press conference invitation seriously are probably a couple of whackos that you don’t want anything to do with.

  58. d-money Says:

    I wouldn’t seriously expect the guy to let the fans come in and stay but if he is going to crack the joke in the first place at least be man enough to go out and meet the guys who had the balls to come and take him up on it.

    That part doesn’t bother me as much as him using the term “chirping”. That has a negative connotation. As if what is being said isn’t worthy of being heard.

    Someone should remind him that as bad as the offense has been his defense has given up leads in the 4th quarter in 4 of the 6 losses.