Schiano: “Buccaneers Were a Laughing Stock Before I Got Here”

By: Justin Pawlowski - on Twitter: @CommishOnline


On Thursday morning, the Buccaneers held a special breakfast for their club level members that included a question and answer session held by GM Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano.

While word from the breakfast had the event’s message as a “stick with us” campaign.  It also seemed like a way to show these club level members that Dominik and Schiano are “arm and arm” through this thing.

“Mark Dominik and I, Mark and Greg, there’s not a better combination in the National Football League,” Schiano said. “There aren’t two guys that work more closely together or trust each other more than he and I.”

There was a question about Schiano “bullying” his players that got Schiano defensive immediately.

“What I walked into was a very very bad situation, a messy situation,” Schiano said to club level members at a breakfast on Thursday morning. “Quite frankly nationally, the Buccaneers were the laughing stock of the National Football League. Not bad, laughing stock, and that’s why I was hired.”

Some might say that while the Buccaneers were losing badly under head coach Raheem Morris, there never seemed to be the leaks or the amount of negative press about the franchise under Raheem either.  They were just a bad team then.  Under Schiano, the drama has grown on a daily basis with the Buccaneers organization being viewed nationally as dysfunctional.

“This situation needed Greg Schiano and still does,” the Buccaneers current head coach exclaimed.

The Buccaneers have lost 9 of their last 10 games, and while the Buccaneers might have needed Schiano’s discipline when he was hired, that same organization might need another coach to actually start winning games in the future.


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