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October 14, 2013 @ 3:20 pm
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Schiano Understands Fans' Frustration

Written by Gil
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Gil Arcia

Gil
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The Buccaneers are not given the fans what they are looking for from their team. At 0-5, it has reached a level of anger towards the team. During his day-after-game press conference, head coach Greg Schiano tried to address those concerns.
The Buccaneers are facing an uphill climb and each week it gets steeper and steeper. Many have come up with a certain way to salvage the season, and that way involves removing head coach Greg Schiano out of the equation.

At 0-5, the majority of the fan base will react the way Tampa Bay fans have since the start of the season. In fact, fans began questioning the coaching philosophy in the preseason. But after five straight losses, it has evolved into the creation of Facebook pages, message boards, and flooded phone lines at radio stations calling for the end of the Schiano regime. 

Even with all that negativity surrounding him, Schiano remains positive.

“I can imagine how frustrated they are, absolutely,” Schiano said. “I can guarantee you that they’re not more frustrated than I am – no matter how fervent a fan they are. But that doesn’t make it OK. I understand we’re disappointing a lot of people.
 
“If they can hang in there, we’re going to be good. If they can’t, we’re still going to be good, and then they’re welcome back. I’m not being smart, I mean that. I think our fans are great. And when I came out to start the game, warm-ups, our fans were awesome. At the end of the game, I’m disappointed just like they are. I understand anything and everything.”

He says they are still going to be good. The question is, when? The fans have suffered through losing records in three of the last four seasons and the team is on pace to give the fans a fourth season of finishing below .500. But Schiano seems to just be taking into account his time spent with the team and not the previous years as he says there is no timeline on when things will get turned around.

“My philosophy is always do the very best you can and then go to bed at night with no regrets, and that’s what I do,” Schiano said. “I have no trouble falling asleep. Bust your rear end all day, doing it as hard and as smart as you can and then wake up and do it again the next day. That’s just been my philosophy, so I don’t put a timeline on it.”

While Schiano sleeps well, fans grow more and more restless of their team’s losing ways. Looking at the schedule, there may not be an end to the losing in sight based strictly on how the outcomes of the games have been from the first five games. 

Perhaps sticking to his philosophy and not wavering from it is the cause of frustration across the Buccaneer fan base. Actually, by what you hear and read from them, that is part of their frustration and complaints. And if there is no timeline for when things get turned around, there may not be a fan base left that’ll get mad or excited for this team.
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    If Schiano truly understands our frustrations then he should do the honorable thing. Look it up coach.
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    How about correcting the spelling of Tebow too?
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    Thanks for the edit East End Boy. I stand corrected on the spelling of our current DC.
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    “My philosophy is always do the very best you can and then go to bed at night with no regrets, and that’s what I do,” Schiano said. “I have no trouble falling asleep. " That statement alone tells me he needs to go A.S.A.P.! It shows that he's so completely delusional that he's not willing to accept responsibility for what's going on. It's pretty bad when your diehard fans care more about the team than the head coach. They can't get this chucklehead outta here fast enough!
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    @Morgan This is not time to build a team when you have the talent that you want to build to. What could he be trying to build?!?! this is not college and more you dont wait on your recruiting class to develop these men are developed they are just not being put in a good situation PERIOD the coach is the problem just admit it. He has made wrong decisions after wrong decision.
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    The only good thing i can say about Schiano is that even though he is holding the defense back still and there is alot more that they can do having "Revis Island" out there but he the defense is good almost great. But other than that hes is not much else he blamed Josh for not doin what he was coached but twice Josh marched down the field and gave him the lead and the defense just bent too much. Mike Glennon could do much better but he wont because the offense is too easy Stop the run you win, everyone talking about Glennon completion pct over Josh's but i am very sure the offense is doin the same amount of punting, and the same amount of losing. IDK i am just watching. Im not gonna say fire schiano because that is obvious im gonna say fire Dom then fire schiano.
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    @owlycat....just two things 1) it's Sheridan not Sherman...no biggie; and 2) Tebo......com'on man
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    @EEB you have to admit that Tebow would make the third ring of this circus complete. i would ROTFL.
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    When the new interim Coach gets announced he needs to keep Bostad, but tell him to put Demar Dotson at left Tackle and move Donald Penn to Left Guard so he can stay a starter and prolong his career (he is losing some of his athleticisim due to age but he is still a great run blocker and can pass block OK inside at LG, start Rogers at Center until Zutah comes back, start Jamon Meredith at RG where he was very good there last year, and line Bostad's former Tackle from Wisconsin, Carimi, at RT and give him a lot of work on pass blocking and get him up to speed. Joseph needs to keep rehabbing his injury until he is 100 per cent and playing at a Pro Bowl level again. Oh, and if Carimii can't cut it, bring up Chase Daniels from the Practice Squad and give him a shot there. He is going to be good, too. Bostad can get this line going to a high level again just like he did last year with that line up and a line inspired by the Glazers getting rid of Schiano--that is the big problem. Then play Glennon only in the first half of games where he is most comfortable and most productive, if you want to continue giving him game reps, but let him know that Orlovsky (or Tebo) is going to be the starter in all the second halves of the games because it is already apparent that Glennon is no closer. Orlovsky and definitiely Tebo are. With the line playing well on Offense and those changes the Interim Coach can win a lot of games between now and next year and maybe get a permanent job, as long as Butch Davis is handed the DC job.
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    Schiano sleeps well cause he is running the Bucs "his way". Well, that's ok I guess. But I don't think "his way" works for this team. With a young team and Freeman you need to understand the personality of the team. Plus, one needs to instill the culture that they want. However, if the culture is "Do everything I say"; that comes from the Parcell's coaching tree, which only works if 1) you are winning, 2) you are proven, 3) you are respected by the team, 4) you are respected by your peers. I think Schiano is respected by some of his peers/friends like Bellichek. But on 1-3, I think Schiano falls flat. He needs to figure out how to win with the team he has, and instill his "My way or the highway" culture after he has proven himself on some level above high school football.
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    @arizona: and what kind of coach "sleeps well" when they are 0-5 this year & lost 10 of their last 11!! Can you imagine ANY other coach saying he "sleeps well" under such dire circumstances??!!
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    @warren, good point, heck I don't sleep well the way the Bucs are playing.
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    I was watching ABC News at 11 pm last night on Channel 28 and they had some newspaper Sports Guru from Tampa pontiicating that all the fans are down on Schiano but it is not his fault, it is the fault of the players who made too many mistakes against the Eagles. "it has nothing to do with the scheme or the Coaching." That made me so mad I will be boycotting ABC Sports' News from now on. What utter ignorance! I rewatched the Philly game on my video recorder and with eight and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter the Eagles receiver, Jackson, easily outran our secondary and scored the killer touchdown on a long pass. When Rhonde Barber watched the replay he commented, "The Bucs were in some kind of SOFT COVERAGE". Oh yeah! It was Stupid Sherman's version of Zone Coverage and it got easily burned!!! Don't tell me it is not the scheme. It isn't the coaching. NOT You have to admit Rhonde Barber knows as much about the Tampa 2 Zone Coverage as anyone, which made the Bucs one of the premiere defenses in the NFL for ten Years! That type of scheme made the opposite teams throw short because they could never get behind the safeties. Remember? But Stupid Sherman devises a stupid zone that does not work and is SOFT, when he has two probowl players back there a number one pick in his second year and the top DB in college last year all back there--but it is just all mistakes by the players. Sherman and Schiano have run out of 10 losses worth of excuses and promises to do better. It is over. They HAVE TO GO NOW. They are both inept.
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    Oh, maybe he understands that we are frustrated, but he doesn't walk in our shoes and feel what we feel and even if he did, it wouldn't change a d@mn thing in terms of how he coaches. Stick to you guns Schian Ofer5 and don't change a thing, that will get you fired quicker than any message board the Glazers read amd that is what many of us disappointed fans want now. You have ruined Sundays for me.
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    Paraphrasng Schian Ofer5 "We are going to win, when I can't predict, but we will win". Well I will predict when the Bucs will win...after you are fired. A good team with a scheme that doesn't fit the personnel and coach who can't make adjustments, or manage the game clock and makes critical calls on a not to lose basis, which makes losing inevitable.
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    I have no doubt Schiano is trying as hard as he can. He simply doesn't possess the coaching skill to get it done. It's not in his genetic makeup.
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    Morgan is entitled to his opinion - I don't understand it or agree with it, but he can have it................................. Now for EEB's thoughts: Coaching in the NFL does make a huge difference - this is proven time and again (take a look at San Diego last night with nealry an entire 2nd string defense and missing both WRs, their game plan was masterful to stop Indy) - bad coaching can be overcome if you're name is Peyton Manning and you're willing to override every call the OC sends in, but for most the coaching calls matter. As for "Rome wasn't built in a day" Morgan....true, but when the Romans started building they had dirt and trees not some of the finest looking buildings ever known to man (a.k.a. Revis Island and co.) pre-fab'd for them..................So, the reason I look to Schiano (and his staff) as the culprits here is because (for example) it's one thing to say "we have great cover safeties and it's tragic that Mark Barron was beat in coverage for a TD"...BUT WE DO NOT, we have average at best cover safeties that have been beaten multiple times for TDs this year...we shouldn't be playing straight zone expecting Barron to cover deep WRs (we saw that last year and clearly haven't learned the lesson - Barron plays in the box! - Revis runs deep with D Jackson, and Grahame for that matter - see Bellichick/Talib strategy). Or, example #2, running up the middle repeatedly on 1st down or short yardage for zero yards - look at what Indy did on the first play last night when it seemed 'obvious' they would run Richardson...we have no ability to keep the other team guessing, our plays are highly transparent and that leaves everything down to out-executing your opponent...why do this your team.....this happens because of a stubborn belief that you are right Greg and given enough time you will be proven right (any college coach today could match 1-10 with our team - maybe even any high school coach - maybe if we even had no coach and just let the players call the plays)....well we're 1-10 in our last 11, our schemes have proven faulty on both sides of the ball, even with 2 weeks to prepare for the second last place D and a back-up QB we could neither score nor stop the Eagles....at what point does the buck stop with you coach?
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    Did any of you ever wonder why a team would choose Goldson as a FA Safety and then pick up Revis? Their style of play is so different and IMO one is more suited to zone and the other man to man. Plus with the rule changes, Goldson's rep and talents are archaic in today's NFL and a detriment to the team because of penalties. The Bucs already had Barron that is a hard hitter for the box and what they really needed was more of a ball hawking coverage Safety. Wouldn't that have rounded out the secondary much better? Now coverage is a weakness over the top. I think (hope) that when a new administration comes in there will be a lot of personnel changes, so that the skill sets actually match the new scheme and that players can actually play to their strengths.
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    Fire Shiano and revoke Morgans membership immediatly.Also smack whoever taught him about football because he is lost.
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    We need Morgan for balance and perspective! Plus it is funny. But of course Fire Schian Ofer5!
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    Schianos' "guy" at QB is Glennon but regardless of if Glennon shows he can win in this league it will certainly be with a new HC next year. The Glazers have all but declared this a lost season and the only way to salvage it is to have a top 5 pick and lure a coach in with the understanding that we will be able to draft his guy in this years draft. I for one am hoping the Jon Gruden/ Lovie Smith combo return to Tampa as a HC/DC duo and coach this team up to the elite level we know they can be. I think we staple a huge apology to the check and bring back Gruden. Go Bucs! Schiano is a lame duck coach and the effort he's going to receive the next few weeks will validate that. If they quit on Raheem who won 10 games and was runner up in the Coach of the Year voting what do we suspect they will do to this guy....whom they never really cared for in the first place.
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    @bucfan: So you say that the coaching staff isn't developing players, but you want them to draft another QB and to develop him!!!!! What BS!!!!!! LMAO,,,,,,
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    I'm saying it's early in Schiano's tenure and he's not had a good QB to work with. That's like judging Tom Coughlin from his days with Mark Brunell in Jacksonville. Are you really gonna judge Schiano when the man has Josh Freeman to work with under center? Really? The Bucs defense is playing good enough football that if the team had a good playmaking QB under center it would be hilaroius coming back here on these message boards because all of you would be praising how awesome a coach Schiano is. If you don't have a QB who can throw for 300 yards in this LG when guys are routinely throwing for 300-400-500 (See Romo for 500) then you're not clearly seeing what is happening in today's NFL. The LG has changed the rules. They are changed. Probably forever changed to favor the fantasy football player and more importantly, to protect "The Brand" if you will from future lawsuits. They are building their case back at LG Headquarters to be able to say you cannot blame us for guys getting hurt, we made changes to insure as much as possible, that guys are protected. Rookie QB's have never had an easier transition into the NFL with these new rules. They can have full confidence standing in the pocket because the fear of getting their heads knocked off has been fully removed. Guys cannot hit you like the used too. It matters. Corners cannot jam a WR like they used too. It matters. Times have changed. If you think you have to have an ELITE defense to win championships you are sorely mistaken. You don't. The future of the NFL is on the offensive side of the ball. It's almost to the point the team with ball last wins (see Tom Brady vs. Saints last week). And by the way, the Saints have the 11th best pass D in the NFL right now and are allowing the 6th fewest points per game in the LG, yet Brady on a team with No Gronk, No Hernandez, No Welker, No Danny Woodhead, just all new WR's leads the team on a gm-winning drive to win the game. Say coaching all you want. Say defense all you want. QB matters. Period. They win games.
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    Keep on making excuses!!!!! For this terrible Coach!!!!!! Drinking the Kool-Aid, are We.........
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    So you are saying the same QB that won 7 the seven games he could win with the NFLs worst defense was the problem. The same QB that threw for 4,065 yds 27 tds and 17 ints was the problem? Last year he had two Wrs to throw to and a tight end they rarely used. Josh had three weapons, or toys to use and he did a good job using them the offense is basic run play action pass down field. Josh won those 7 games the defense was of no help yes he forced passes he took chances but he still had a good season. So Josh was not the problem it is the HC as we can all see. For you compare Josh to Mark Burnell get serious. But you are right QBs throw for 300+ a game but they also had more then two outside recievers. and the head coach is normally more involved in the offense he normally calling the plays.The OCs are really QB coaches. Yes the LG has changed the personnel has also changed having only two targets is not going to cut it. Josh has the ability to throw for 300+ he did not have the weapons that the other big named Qbs do. So watch other teams and there style and there players then watch the bucs.
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    Not comparing Freeman to Brunell jar, I'm comparing Tom Coughlin's career as a coach. If you would have watched him coach back then with Brunell under center, you would have ripped him just like fans are ripping Schiano now. Yet here Coughlin's stands with two SUPERBOWL rings. The truth about the NFL of today is it's simply impossible to get by with an average QB under center. Sure, I'm with you blaming coaches for player development, in-game decisions, and play calling. Those things are realistic things every fan has the right to question. But here's what I know is a fact. Regardless of how good of a coach any team has, those same coaches we now call great are great because A). They have no less than a superstar QB under center and B). To become a legendary coach they must not only have an ELITE QB they must also have an Elite GM that makes the right roster decisions for the team. You can say fire Schiano all day long, and I'm not suggesting that's the right or wrong decision, but what I will say is until this team obtains a leader and playmaker under center they are NOT going to have sustained success until they do. I wish everyone would stop blaming the coach when the problem is not solvable until they get a QB. Period. A great coach may get this team 5-6 wins but does that really matter? Really? Stick with Schiano and let them draft hopefully the next ELITE QB in the draft who can come in right away and make plays. That's the answer to right the ship.
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    Guys, here's oh it works. The Seahawks and Chiefs were turned around quickly bc both teams found a QB. That is point #1. I've said it for years. You cannot win in this LG given the new rules that favor offenses like they do. You cannot blame Schiano for the drafting of Josh Freeman. We've all watched him for multiple seasons now and the bottom line he's not a good QB. He's just not. What you can blame the Bucs for is how they spend their money, how they draft players, and how the new coaching staff develops them. So far I'm not seeing progress in many areas. That's just me. I'm also not a big believer in paying defensive guys in today's NFL, particularly Revis. I get he's amazing but in today's game it's about scoring points, PERIOD. Until Tampa starts putting up points week after week, all this talk is pointless. To me in today's gm it's not worth firing any coach until they have a QB that's clearly talented enough to win games. If Schiano drafts one next year like we all foresee, and misses on the pick, fire him. But this team has talent but no QB, and many of you are calling for his head. Crazy! That recipe is a loser in the NFL all day every day of every year.
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    Bucfan47, you are all wrong. Its not the play of the QB that has turned the Seahwks and Chiefs teams around, its thier defense. Those are 2 of the top defenses in the league. They also lead the league in take aways. That and the fact they both have strong coaches. Andy Reid is the reason the Chiefs are undefeated. Alex smith is only comleting 58% of his passes for 1330 yds and a 7:3 TD:int ratio through six games. Wilson is slightly better completing 61% for 1250yds and a 8:4 ratio (on pace to put up slightly better numbers then Freeman last year 3950yds 26:14 ratio). Matt Ryan is completing 69% for 1650yd with 10:3 ratio and only won 1 game. I live in KC and watch every one of thier games, mostly because its the only game on, and Alex smith isnt that good. He has completing 1 pass for more then 25 yards in the air this year. All of his long passes have been short crossing routes or swing passes to Charles. Its the YAC where the Chiefs get all thier big plays from. That goes back to coaching. He knows Alex smith cant throw deep so he designs plays around the talent he has. The Chiefs defense has 10 startes from last year yet has already matched thier sack total from last year in 6 games. Why, because of great coaching. The Chiefs Defense and special teams is avg 6 ppg. If Andy Reid had Revis he wouldn't be playing him zone. Its interesting that Belichek put Talib on Graham all game and held him without a catch. He was able to take away the Saints best receiver with his corner( a Buccaneer reject) and come away with a win. Thats great coaching and game planning. Its also interesting that NE is only Avg 20 ppg which is 23th in the league but only has 1 loss. So you can try to blame Freeman for all of this but great coaches maximize the talent they have. Schiano hasn't shown me he can game plan or make any kind of adjustments throughout the game as evident by all of our 2nd half points. He continuously gets out coached every game. Thats why the fans want him fired.
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    I will agree in part with you. A great coach can manage the talent he has and maximize that talent to over-achieve, which is what is happening in KC if you ask me. But make no mistake, laugh at Alex Smith all you want, he's limited, and KC is certainly not winning the SuperBowl with Smith under center, but he can manage games, and that's part of winning football games. If you think Smith is not playing great football right now then we will have to agree to disagree. He's limited. That's who Alex is, but he can manage games and play mistake-free football. Everyone knows KC has and has had talent defensively. However you cannot compare last year to this year, at least in my opinion and be fair. Andy Reid has enjoyed (so far) a defense that has remained healthy (compared to last year) and has Alex Smith under center, as compared to Matt Cassell (obviously no comparison there. Coaches matter in football, but no coach can win games without a good QB. Just take a look around the LG. All the top teams have ELITE QB's. It is what it is... As for the defense argument. I don't buy it. Not in today's football. Defense doesn't matter anymore. The teams that spend all their money on the defensive side of the ball (Good Luck winning titles). Now Great defenses with a great QB can certainly win titles, but those combos are hard to find, and even harder with the salary cap to maintain. Just look back at two past SuperBowls for all the evidence you need to support my argument. The 2012 SuperBowl saw the New England Patriots and New York Giants. Wanna guess the defensive rankings of those squads? NE's D was ranked 31st overall and the Giants 27th. Not exactly ELITE NFL defenses, yet both made the SuperBowl. How does that happen exactly? Great coaching and Great QB play. But wanna know what's funny. There would be no great coaches in today's NFL without great QB play. It's not possible. Doesn't happen. I'll give you one more example. Take the 2010 SuperBowl. New Orleans vs. Indy. Again two ELITE Legend QB's vs. 2 middle of the road Defenses. Offenses again prevail with both teams making the big dance. The Saints finished ranked 24th overall with Indy a bit more respectable at #15. Even tho the Colts had the better D, the 24th ranked defense made the play of the game to seal the win for the Saints. So in today's NFL, that's 2 examples in the last 5 years were defenses simply DO NOT matter. Even last year, even last year. The 49ers had the 2nd best defense in the entire LG allowing just 17 points per game, and simply got shredded in the SuperBowl by Joe Flacco! Joe Flacco ladies and gentlemen. Here's what I will continue to say bc times have changed in the NFL. It's not 2002 anymore. It's not. If you think KC is winning a SuperBowl with an avg QB under center be my guest. I want my team to win the SuperBowl, and what I know above all else is in today's game that's virtually impossible to do without an ELITE QB under center.
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    Thats funny that you think Eli manning, Roethlisbereger, and Flacco are elite QB's. Those 3 have won the superbowl 5 of the last 8 years. Yet the Qb's I consider to be elite like P Manning, Brees, Rodgers, Ryan, Favre, Warner, Rivers, and Brady have only won it 3 times in the last 8 years.
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    They were turned around because of Pete Carrol and Andy Ried. lmao Alex Smith is the same QB that was ran outta town for a rookie and the years before had turnover issues, and Russell wilson lsanded in a great situation Great defense good HC great Rb and awesome coaching scheme.
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    The Chiefs became winners because they believed in their new coach because of his history of success in the NFL. The players don't believe in Schiano. The results speak for themselves.
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    That may be true. That's what I'm hearing. The coaching staff needs to win back the players confidence. It can happen. PR's article on getting the team back is a good read. Let's hope Schiano can do that.
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    just so curious which HC candidates and GM options will be available for next season.. GoBucs!!
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    What games are you watching Morgan? This is the most talented team on paper since the Super Bowl team. Fire the coach already, he had no resume coming in, no legitimate experience to be an NFL coach. Fire Schiano he is a bum!
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    @Skipper THANK YOU!!!!
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    Reid is successful right now because his defense has done very good when he got there; their penalties are low; their turnover ratio is very good, and they are willing to take chances at times. All that was required was a good coach. We don't have a good coach and he won't ever be one with this scheme. Coach Schiano talks the talk at Rutgers and here, but has never walked the walk at Rutgers or here. Just remember that he really wasn't qualified to be a Head coach in the first place; he was created by either Dominik, the Glazers, or both.
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    I am a long standing Bucs fan and I'm having a cow. But, I'm down with my team all the way. It'll get turned around. It always has. Go Bucs!!
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    Funny how people are say Alex Smith is a "good" QB. He was the butt of jokes a few years ago, a BUST, until he got some decent coaching. Andy Reid has had a MUCH bigger impact on the Chiefs than Alex Smith.
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    Morgan, you might have a valid point if it wasn't for the fact that the failures of the team go way beyond the quarterback play. From poor and declining OL, terrible play design and selection, no 3rd quarter scoring this season, craploads of penalties, Revis in ZONE COVERAGE FFS... Add it all up and it amounts to bad coaching, an inability to tailor the gameplan to our available personnel, a lack of discipline (ironically), and an inability to adjust to what other teams are doing. I don't live in Tampa so I don't listen to WDAE and am not influenced by the local writers or talk-radio people at all. I just know what I watch on the field and it ain't pretty. Now the reason why the Chiefs improved with Reid was two-fold: one is the point you're making, which is that they got Alex Smith at QB, but the other is that Reid gets more out of the other parts of a very talented team than the previous coach did. Smith is helping, but everyone else is playing better as well, and that's because they have a very good head coach calling the shots now. We could use both of those things as well: a new QB *and* a new head coach.
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    amen to that Morgan! somebody at pewter report got their feelings hurt. I've never heard for a man's had so bad as they want Greg's. goi bucs! we can do this!!
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    Seriously there are still Schiano defenders left? How can that be? Pewter Report can you please trace the IP address of Morgan and let us know if it originates from One Buc Place?
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    Just fire Schiano! You don't have 8 Pro Bowl type players and have an 0-5 record without it being the Coaching staffs fault.
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    Ever wonder why Reid is successful at KC and wasn't the last few seasons at Philly? He's a good coach - didn't have a good Qb. We're trying to develop our QB or possibly draft one.
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    Morgan, Alex smith was such a stud his first 5 years in the NFL. He sucked until he got good coaching. And if Smith was a top 10 QB then the 49ers wouldn't have traded him for a 2 round pick. A rookie took his place last year. He is decent but hes not the reason they are winning. It called coaching. Andy reid has 10 defensive starters from last year starting again this year yet the defense is 10 times better then last year. Same players better coaching and scheme.
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    Unfortunately, people see the instant success of the Chiefs with Reid and how Seattle improved quickly - as well as the Niners. I think Coach Schiano will develope the team for long term success and as a STH, I'll stick by him for now - not matter how hard your publisher Steve Reynolds and that idiot on WDAE lobbies for firing him.
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