Reporting Justin Pawlowski
If you thought the strains of an 0-5 football team was hard on you as a fan, Bucs coach Greg Schiano feels your pain.
“I can guarantee that they’re not more frustrated than me right now,” Schiano started his message to the fans during his weekly press conference.
The Buccaneers dropped to 0-5 after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 31-20 at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. The loss, combined with the drama surrounding the MRSA outbreak and Greg Schiano being accused by the NFLPA as being the leak of Josh Freeman’s medical information has made Schiano a target of fans hatred.
As the players and coaches left the field on Sunday, Schiano was the focal point of much verbal abuse, including a “Fire Schiano” chant.
“At the beginning of the game and warmups, our fans were awesome,” Schiano said of his treatment by the fans on Sunday. “At the end of the game, I’m disappointed just like they are, so I understand anything and everything.”
While Bucs fans, including Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, have been angry enough to get #FireSchiano trending on twitter, that same head coach has a message for you.
“If they can hang in there, we’re going to be good,” Schiano said to the fans at his weekly press conference. “If they can’t, we’re still going to be good and then they’re welcomed back.”
Welcome back? Are you freaking kidding me?
I feel bad for the Buccaneers public relations department.
Bucs fans have not been asking for a miracle. These fans want something to rally behind.
Schiano says that “we’re going to be good.” When? The Buccaneers have lost 10 of their last 11 games with no hope in sight. In addition, you have your arrogant head coach saying that your organization will “welcome back” fans once you’re good again? I’ve got news for you, most of your fans left a long time ago and have never come back. Under Schiano, the Bucs are losing the most hardcore Bucs fans, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are reaping the benefits.
“The fact that our fans care as much as they do, I think that’s awesome,” Schiano concluded.
He might think it is “awesome,” but the fact is that those same fans will only be happy again once Schiano is permanently removed from One Buc Place.
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