Buccaneers player on Greg Schiano: 'Can we send these coaches back to college?'

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Greg Schiano's demand for discipline has caused a fracture in Tampa Bay's locker room, as one anonymous player asked NBC's Pro Football Talk if coaches like Schiano can be sent back to college.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach Greg Schiano is facing perhaps his biggest NFL challenge to date. One member of the Buccaneers asked Pro Football Talk if "we can send these coaches back to college?," raising the question of whether or not Tampa Bay's head coach is losing his team.

Of course, it could just be one rogue player and much ado about nothing. Certainly, Bucs players were disappointed and frustrated following a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 15 -- a loss that eliminated the 6-8 Buccaneers from playoff contention.

In his first year with the Buccaneers, Schiano has demanded discipline from his players, and has done his best to send players who don't buy into his system out of town. Most recently, the Buccaneers traded oft-troubled cornerback Aqib Talib to the Patriots in exchange for a draft pick.

Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation believes that Schiano has just one option -- get rid of the remaining malcontents, and build a team with a unified vision.

That seems to be what Schiano has done so far, and it's tough to imagine the former Rutgers coach stopping now.

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