Thursday, October 31, 2013

Despite being maligned and ridiculed Schiano says he is having fun

Has Greg Schiano really lost it?

Despite being maligned, criticized and ridiculed with signs going up all over the Tampa Bay Area calling for him to be fired, the Tampa Bay Bucs head coach says he is having fun.

"Everyday, everyday, I love what I do," Schiano said Wednesday at his daily presser.

"It isn’t always fun for what your family has to go through but as far as my job? It’s the best! What I do for a living, I wouldn’t trade it. I love it. I know I speak for our coaches and players, that’s what makes it exciting," Schiano said.

Okay, everybody has their own idea of what fun constitutes so give Schiano his do. It would be nice if he would win a game, which is probably the only thing Bucs' fans would consider fun.

Winless Tampa has lost seven straight and that number figures to grow to eight when the Bucs visit Seattle on Sunday.

Have fun Greg!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bucs Carl Nicks has surgery to remove MRSA

Former All Pro guard Carl Nicks, one of the Tampa Bay Bucs prized acquisitions last year, has undergone surgery to remove MRSA from his toe.

Nicks was diagnosed with the deadly infection in training camp, but after treatment was ruled healthy enough to play in week three.

Unfortunately, he suffered a reoccurrence of the disease shortly afterwards and had to sit out last Sunday’s game against Philadelphia.

Nicks is the third Bucs player to contract MRSA, joining former kicker Lawrence Tynes and rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks. Banks was cleared to play last week after an independent doctor ruled he could not infect other players.
It’s uncertain how long Nicks will be out, but one report said he would be back next month.  The Bucs are shuffling their offensive line. Ted Larsen replaced him at left guard last game.

At practice on Wednesday, the Bucs had Jeremy Zuttah at left guard with Larsen at center and Gabe Carimi at the other guard. Two time Pro Bowl selection Davin Joseph, who missed all of last season, is listed day to day because of a sore knee.






Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Donald Penn defends Freeman and now blames media

Donald Penn, the Tampa Bay Bucs well respected offensive lineman, has accused people of trying to bring down quarterback Josh Freeman.

But Penn never said what everyone wanted to hear: Who is "they?"

That was in the morning. Later in the day Penn named the enemy and wouldn't you know it was the media.

“The media. The Media. The Media. The Media. Y’all,” Penn said. “Y’all are all trying to find any way to tarnish his character and make it sound like he is not a good guy, like he is not a good person, like this is all his fault," Penn said.

Its ironic because Freeman never blamed the media. He said the damaging information was coming from inside One Buc Place.

Donald Penn defends Freeman off the field
Since Freeman was benched last week numerous reports have come out painting him as an irresponsible malcontent. It was revealed that he was in stage 1 of the NFL's substance abuse program and has missed team meetings and functions.

"It’s like they’re really trying to bring him down and Josh is a great guy. Josh is a very humble spirit. He’s a very good guy. He’s a very good person and he really cares about him teammates and cares about his team.” Penn said.

Throughout this whole ordeal Penn said Freeman has never said anything bad about any of his teammates and even helped rookie Mike Glennon, his replacement at quarterback.

"Josh has not said one negative thing since all this happened and I talk to Josh all the time. It’s just a tough time right now. We’re getting through it. We’re sticking together," Penn said.