The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a horrendous 0-6 start this season. Many Tampa Bay fans are panicking and speculating that Schiano’s job security is in doubt. Schiano isn’t worried though, realizing there still is 10 games left, more than half the season.
“We’ll win our share (of games), don’t worry,” Schiano said Wednesday morning on NFL Network’s “NFL AM.”
“We have good coaches, the relationship with the players is strong,” Schiano said. “When you have tough times that’s what you rely upon, that is the backbone of your program. We got some bumps and bruises, but we got a good football team. We are going to win our share of games. We just got to get the worm to turn.”
Interesting that he would state that there is a strong relationship with the players. There certainly didn’t seem to be a strong relationship between him and quarterback Josh Freeman before he ran him out of town and eventually released him. Freeman has since signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played awful in his Monday Night Football debut with the club.
Though we can give Josh Freeman the benefit of the doubt and say it was because of a lack of understanding with the play book. Freeman gets a grace period before Schiano gets to throw out the proverbial “I told you so.”
Tampa Bay plays the Carolina Panthers next, followed by the Seattle Seahawks. That is a rough pair of back-to-back games, especially with the Seattle game on the road. They might be waiting a while for their first win.