Oct 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reacts against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers’ Bill Sheridan defends Greg Schiano


Not everybody in Tampa Bay hates Buccaneers’ head coach Greg Schiano.

Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan came to the defense of his head coach Thursday, telling reporters Schiano was taking too much  criticism.

“It definitely is not warranted,” Sheridan told Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “And it may be hard for people on the outside who don’t know Greg because some of the criticism he apparently is receiving, and I don’t follow that, it definitely isn’t warranted. I’ve worked for a lot of quality people in this profession, long before I ever came to the NFL, and I’ve certainly worked for quality people in the National Football League.”

In Schiano’s first 10 NFL games, he guided the Buccaneers to a 6-4 record. Since then? The Bucs have won just one game, a 22-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in last year’s season finale. At the time, the Falcons had already clinched home field advantage and were resting players.

Schiano is now 7-16 as a coach and has started this season 0-7.

The Buccaneers will be in Seattle to take on the Seahawks at 4:05 pm EST Sunday.

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