There was tension from the start with former head coach Greg Schiano and his Buccaneers players, and despite his locker room not publicly turning on him during the season, he’s being pelted with flaming balls of hate as he leaves town.
One guy who actually sort of stuck up for Schiano early on in the year was Darrelle Revis, but any sort of love he had for Schiano died quickly and apparently did so a long time ago. Revis recently ripped his former head coach, claiming that players hated coming to work knowing he’d be there.
Per the Tampa Bay Times:
“The atmosphere, I felt like, was real tense. Guys didn’t like coming to work. That’s one of the things you have to have, a stress-free atmosphere and environment. You’re going to get everything out of everybody if it’s stress-free and let people be who they are.”
The Schiano era is over in Tampa now, replaced with the Lovie Smith era. Where Schiano was almost universally blasted for pretending he was Bill Belichick, Lovie Smith will offer an atmosphere that is the complete opposite of the one the Bucs most recently experience with Schiano.