Schiano Summoned Freeman

October 3rd, 2013

BSPN NFL insider Ed Werder talks in this video about Josh Freeman being “intercepted” by rockstar general manager Mark Dominik at One Buc Palace for a face-to-face meeting with Greg Schiano. Per Werder, it was to see where Freeman’s head was at after Freeman released a public statement in response to his confidential medical records getting exposed.

The nonsense continues on the national stage.

Joe wonders whether Schiano was on the details/prepared for the inevitable national circus when he declared Freeman a starting quarterback on a Monday afternoon, demoted him to No. 2 QB on a Wednesday morning, declined to talk about him the next day, and then deactivated Freeman hours later. The head coach takes great pride in his preparation and readiness. So should Joe believe this is what Schiano wanted for the Buccaneers?

27 Responses to “Schiano Summoned Freeman”

  1. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    The fault lies with the pop-star. He should have looked for a trade partner quickly before announcing Jfro-6pak demotion or released him right after.It was coaches responsibility to bench the QB, and its the GM’s responsibility to get rid of the demoted QB befote it escalates into a problem.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is about as close as a non-story as you can get.

    Joe, How about an article on our new Safety Kelcie McCray?

    Joe writes about what Joe finds interesting. Joe is not interested in McCray now. Perhaps when Joe meets him and/or sees him practice, Joe will have something to share. –Joe

  3. Bobby M. Says:

    @JOE, “wonders whether Schiano was on the details/prepared for the inevitable national circus when he declared Freeman a starting quarterback on a Monday afternoon, demoted him to No. 2 QB on a Wednesday morning”

    You do understand why he did that dont you? It’s actually brilliant coaching and similar to the reason why they didn’t give Glennon mop up duty in New England. If you’re going to insert the rookie, strategically you want to give Arizona as little time as possible to prepare for him. It gave both the rookie and the Bucs the best chance at winning. The outcome, again, was not what the organization hoped for as far as a win but the guy is very strategic.

    Much of this circus is on Freeman’s camp. The kid is bitter and unfortunately for Schiano, Mr. Freeman has pissed off the Glaziers. The Glaziers are now making it a point to show Freeman who truly rules One Buc Place. YOU GUYS DONT SEE ANY COINCIDENCE IN THE FACT FREEMAN DID THE INTERVIEW WITH ESPN AND THEN ESPN BREAKS THE STORY ON HIS DRUG TREATMENT? The guy is out an out of control malcontent that needs to be put in his place.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Realist

    Welcome back…I’ve been waiting for your continued praise of Dominick…
    Actually, he has been absent from this….and is letting Schiano take all the heat….I’m sure you and I will agree that a fish stinks from the head & Dom is closer to the head than Schiano.

  5. Raphael Says:

    F$ck u Schiano

  6. BucfaninMi Says:

    I still don’t get this. QBs used to get benched and it wasn’t such a big deal. The benched QB would fight his way back to the starting line up. If not then he’s dealt! Why is this such a big deal! Shiano needs to treat his players like men. And Josh needs to act like one. Earn your way back! Stop all this drama and win some freakin games!!! GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    Gee Raphael, it appears that the ongoing burden of carrying Freemans jock all this time has made you such a bitter little man!
    More meetings missed, late for the team bus? Opening game no less? Wow! No wonder Schiano is such a villain. Big meanie!

  8. Raphael Says:

    The truth about Schiano will come out …. IMO the guy is wacko .

    Gleenom has a great release and will be a good QB.
    It’s awesome that Josh is helping Glennon .

  9. Biff Barker Says:

    Joe, excuse the previous admonishment to a certain dullard.

    Was Schiano prepared for the backlash? I sincerely doubt that anyone could have anticipated the magnitude of it. What he does deserve is the blame for the offense sputtering and the sloppy play of this unit. It’s the core of the problem. It’s not fixed and we continue to lose. The HC owns this. If his systems and methods are indeed proven, then he falls short for the players failure to execute. Plenty more blame too… hey Dom, how about a real TE and DE?
    That said, Freeman’s on field performance was shaky and the inability to be responsible to the organization dictated the change.
    It’s a collective organizational failure. Players, coaches and GM.

  10. lightningbuc Says:

    It’s awesome that Josh is helping Glennon .


    Yeah, it’s totally awesome that Josh is doing the job they are paying him to do. Teammates help teammates – happens everyday in every sport. That’s why they are a TEAM. No need to give Josh a trophy for it, he’s getting about half a million a week for doing it.

  11. RCS Says:

    Once again did I miss something? Did we bench Payton or Tom? Last time I checked if was 24-37 Josh Freeman.

    Josh didn’t handle it well and acted like a child.
    There’s a great story on Bleacher Report with Teel. A former QB of Schiano who gives the good and bad of Schiano. But ends it with Schiano was a great coach and stand up person. But that it takes thick skins to play for him.

  12. Eric Says:

    I’m guessing Mark Dominik regrets ever even hearing of Greg Schiano.

    Much less turning over the rock he was under at Rutgers and introducing him to the Glazer Boys.

    Just a guess.

  13. Raphael Says:

    Lightning buc……hey just try to find a little joy in that sad existence you call a life .

  14. lightningbuc Says:

    F$ck u Schiano



    Yeah, after seeing you post this 20 times a day or more, I am jealous of all the joy your life must possess.

  15. Red Solo Cup Says:

    Man, after reading some of these comments, there are some hateful, spiteful people in here. I wonder how many will attack me for saying this?

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The head coach meeting with his player is such a revelation I can see why Joe would be compelled to pen a piece about it.


  17. bucrightoff Says:

    Raphael gets Josh’s joy juice every single night. You know his life is joyful.

  18. jim Says:

    If it is broken, fit it! It is impossible change the majority of the roster in mid season but a coaching change is doable.

    Any coach that is worth a hoot, designs a system to fit the talents of his players to put them in the situation to succeed. Then he can change the system when he has the players needed.

    If Peyton Manning played in the BUCS system, he would be average at best!

  19. BucFanInArkansas Says:

    Unbelievably, this plot is actually getting THICKER. In the last 30 minutes, I’ve:

    a) seen eye-RAH tweet that:
    1) the Freeman camp has been much more active in media manipulation over the last month AND
    2) that the leaked info “has been skillfully manipulated by a crafty agent.”

    b) heard Rich Eisen
    1) raise the salient point that nobody can put their hand on a bible and swear they KNOW where the stories are coming from and
    2) suggest that just MAYBE, based on the idea that all of these stories make the Bucs look bad, the information is being spun by somebody who WANTS the Bucs to look bad.

    It’s embarrassing and a mess, but the Glazers and Dominik appear as committed as ever to backing Schiano through this, which leads me to the obvious and inevitable conclusion that “they” (Glazers, Dominik, Schiano) know more about what’s happening and why than we will ever be privy to learning.

    Once we remove emotion and personal desire to see the coach get whacked because we don’t like/trust/appreciate him, the big picture comes into clearer focus and one can begin to realize that the administration of this team probably understands that midseason coaching changes are generally ineffective and that right now a third coach in less than two years will likely cause more problems than it will solve in the long run. Just my opinion, obviously.

  20. Couch Fan Says:

    You would think theres more to report about on a daily basis than a loser 3rd string inactive QB.

  21. bucrightoff Says:

    You really think Peyton Manning would be average with Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams? Peyton Manning made Anthony Gonzalez, Blair White and Austin Collie look like good NFL receivers. Oh yeah none of them are in the league anymore (well Collie barely is, going from roster to roster at the moment). Great QBs make average players look good. Good QBs make average players look average. Mediocre QBs make good players look average.

  22. Couch Fan Says:

    It’s going to be comical if this NFLPA probe finds out that Freeman and his agent was the leak. I would just sit back and watch the Freemanites hang themselves.

  23. NashVegasRyan Says:

    Spit can Schiano and bring back Gruden!

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You know, I wonder if anyone has bothered asking Mort if his “leak” was within the Bucs organization, one of their players, or someone not currently with the team?

    Him answering that would not be giving away his source.

  25. tampa2 Says:

    “If Peyton Manning played in the BUCS system, he would be average at best!”

    For starters, it is an insult to Peyton Manning to suggest that he would be running Mike Sullivan’s plays. Clearly you are unaware of how much control Manning has on a football team. He actually runs the offensive meetings, and also has 4 assistants gathering information on the next opponent. Jon Gruden said it was unlike anything he has ever seen. Whether it is Brady or Brees or whomever, no one comes close to having the kind of control Peyton has. You better believe if he came down to Tampa he would be running shi. Just the idea that he’d put up with Schiano or Sully is laughable. It would be beneath him.

  26. D-Rome Says:

    You would think theres more to report about on a daily basis than a loser 3rd string inactive QB.

    There is! There is that report about Greg Schiano recording players on the sidelines to make sure they are acting appropriately after a loss. That has nothing to do with Josh Freeman.

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    Anything is better than talking about Freebow repeatedly.