England Wants Schiano Ousted

November 19th, 2013

The Buccaneers have repeatedly celebrated fan Paul Stewart, chieftain of a Bucs “booster club” with a few hundred members in England and proprietor of BucPower.com.

Team officials have gushed over Stewart in extraordinary ways. He’s hobnobbed with Team Glazer. He’s joined Gene Deckerhoff to call plays in the radio booth. He’s been featured in video and in print on Buccaneers.com, and by NFL Films.

Now Joe doesn’t get the fascination with Stewart, a seeming regular middle aged guy who works for IBM and plays golf, per his website.

But since the Bucs have revered Stewart, Joe would be remiss by ignoring Stewart calling for the head of Greg Schiano and demanding action by the Bucs’ front office come “Black Monday.”  Stewart has had enough of the New Schiano Order and penned an “editorial” recently that explored potential new head coaches for 2014.

You can click the link to read Stewart’s prose. He says the talented Bucs have been “coached down” by Schiano like the Chiefs were under Romeo Crennel.

Joe doesn’t know Stewart and considers him just another fan with an opinion. But it seems that the Bucs organization sees Stewart as more than that. So perhaps this call for action is noted in the meeting rooms of One Buckingham Palace.

25 Responses to “England Wants Schiano Ousted”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    “So perhaps this call for action is noted in the meeting rooms of One Buckingham Palace.”

    lol, doubt it. revered or not, the Glazers have already shown a penchant to ignore paying fans and manipulative media, so I dont think the opinion of 1 fan will factor in at all.

  2. JMN Says:

    Seems to me this guy has been used as sort of a pawn to prove there is NFL interest over in England. Great he is a fan and all but that is all he is, just a fan.

  3. BFFL Says:

    It would be a mistake to think all this team needs is a new coach. I don’t care who the coach is next year, this team still needs CB’s, DE’s, and WR’s. The Chiefs are overrated so stop using them as an example.

  4. Justin Says:

    Stewart’s website is cool. He is a legit Bucs fan.

    But his opinion carries as much water as mine. And thats none.

  5. Splengo Says:

    I wouldn’t underestimate the English influence on the Glazers. They just had some kind of England fan club day at OBP when Sapp was honored.

  6. d-money Says:

    “Joe doesn’t know Stewart and considers him just another fan with an opinion.”

    Isn’t that what Joe was when he started JBF.com?

  7. d-money Says:


    The Cheifs may be overrated but you have to give Andy Reid some credit or taking a 2-14 team to an 8- 1 record so far this year.

    Overrated or not that is a coach that made a difference..

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    “Now Joe doesn’t get the fascination with Stewart, a seeming regular middle aged guy who works for IBM and plays golf, per his website.”

    I don’t get the fascination, nor to do care what some Brit has to say about the team either unless his last name is Glazer. But thanks for the article Joe, I guess.

  9. mvermulm Says:

    The Chiefs have roughly 35 new players out of their 53. It’s not just Reid.

  10. MikeJ Says:

    Very interesting factoid,mvermulm, thank you. I have been pondering that K.C. situation.

  11. Joe Says:

    @D-Money – Sure, you could look at Joe’s launch in 2008 that way, though Joe was already in the professional sportswriting business for years.

  12. Mike Parr Says:

    England is not alone. Alot of us in America want him gone too.

  13. JonBuc Says:

    Doesn’t Stewart broadcast for Sky Sports in some capacity? I wouldn’t underestimate his influence. At a time when the NFL desperately wants to expand interest in international markets…particularly Europe…Stewart certainly has some “clout” with the Bucs organization but not enough to cause a coaching change. The next half-dozen games should and probably will decide that. I declared The Joes > Pewter Report yesterday…but lets give BucPower it’s due…it’s a true historical archive of all things Bucs and not competeing with The Joes for advertising dollars as they’re “ad-free”. Nothing to worry @Joes 😉

  14. JohnB Says:

    BucPower is a great informational website that Paul has created over many years. He has some awesome videos, and information on every player that’s ever played for the Bucs, including the replacement players. It’s a must visit site for any Bucs fan. However, I truly dont believe that the Glazer’s would be persuaded by any member of the media or fan base solely based on their website or fandom. Although I love BucPower, this is still my go to site for Buc News, so dont worry, Joe.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This “bloke” has about the same influence on getting rid of Schiano as the Buc Realist does getting rid of his “Pop Star”

  16. thegregwitul Says:

    I’m not sure that Stewart has any real influence, but Bucpower is an awesome Bucs site, one of the very best out there. It’s a wonderful archive for player information, stats and whatnot, but at the end of the day Stewart is just a fan like the rest of us.

  17. BigMacAttack Says:

    ….. in the meeting rooms of One Buckingham Palace.

    Joe, you rock.

  18. biff barker Says:

    British football is pointless….

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    When England Bucs fans start contributing to the avoidance of blackouts I’ll care what they think. Until then they are just another country we beat in a war.

  20. holy moly Says:

    Who cares ?

  21. stevek Says:

    Another reason to keep Schiano!

    Prove the silly nanny soccer lovers wrong!

  22. JC De La Torre Says:

    BucPower.com is the go to place for Buccaneer historical info. Stewart does great stuff there.

    I find it ironic a site called “Joe Bucs Fan” dismisses Stewart’s site as another Bucs fan with an opinion.

    Okay, Joe. Didn’t know you were Rick Stroud’ing us now.

    @JC De La Torre – Sorry that you’re reading challenged. Joe advised fans to visit BucPower.com and cited his credibility with the Glazer family. Some of you are so sensitive it hurts your reading comprehension. –Joe

  23. Kieron Hyams Says:

    Hi all,

    A couple of bits of clarification:

    > Paul Stewart, chieftain of a Bucs “booster club” with a few hundred
    >members in England and proprietor of BucPower.com

    Paul Stewart stood down as Chairman of the Bucs UK last year. He continues to run the invaluable resource that is bucpower.com. For establishing the club and his hard work over its first 25 years, Paul remains an honorary member of Bucs UK and continues to contribute to its success.

    The current Chairman of Bucs UK is Phil Jones. Phil helped to build the Bucs UK alongside Paul, and Phil led the recent trip to Tampa that was reported on Buccaners.com. You can find out more about the current management and history of Bucs UK via http://www.bucsuk.org/about.php.

    Any comments relating to the Buccaneers’ Organisation, Coaches, Players etc by Paul Stewart or any of our other members is not the official views or policy of Bucs UK. We are all fans of the Bucs and free to express our own opinions. And we thank Joe for highlighting the existence of Bucs UK and the hard work it does.

    >BuccaneerBonzai – When England Bucs fans start contributing to
    >the avoidance of blackouts I’ll care what they think. Until then they
    >are just another country we beat in a war.

    Bucs UK members is/will be sending members to attend at every home game this season, and several away ones. Several Bucs UK members are season ticket holders at RJS.

    Thanks and Go Bucs,

    Kieron Hyams
    Webmaster for Bucs UK

  24. Paul Stewart Says:

    It does make me laugh to read some of these comments and the initial piece on this site which is hard to read because of all the crap adverts everywhere.
    BUCPOWER.COM is the definitive source for historical information on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as many people have pointed out and we add our own news and comments on the site too. I have been a Bucs’ fan for over 30 years and have been featured in an NFL Films documentary, all the Tampa media and the Bucs’ own site too many times to mention. [remainder deleted for insults.]

    It’s very sad Mr. Stewart that you resorted to personal attacks against Joe when none were sent your way. Joe’s piece here explained who you are, noted your work, and commented that Team Glazer might be paying close attention. If that type of attention troubles you, then Joe suggests you stop publishing “editorials.” –Joe

  25. Vorblaw Says:

    Forget him, Joe. Clearly a grade A “wanker” with a hyper inflated opinion of himself.