In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaners co-chairman Joel Glazer talked about many subjects. Primarily on the hiring of new head coach Greg Schiano from Rutgers, the signing of free agents like Vincent Jackson and whether or not integrity was lost during the final season of Raheem Morris' tenure as head coach.
Glazer had this to say about hiring Schiano.
It was amazing the more one person after another had more and more positive things to say about coach Schiano, whether it was his integrity, whether it was his football smarts, whether it's the way he deals with players, the way he teaches, his approach.
Schiano does have a reputation coming from how he turned a Rutgers program from a punchline to a contender and produced such NFL players like Ray Rice.
What about former coach Raheem Morris? Did things really sour that badly in the locker room during a 10-game losing streak to end the season?
You've got to have sustained success, you've got to stand for certain things in our community and I think that's what people are going to see with coach Schiano. He has something he stands for and his beliefs, and the locker room is going to see he stands for certain things
So falling back after a surprisingly good year in addition to not really earning respect in the community was enough to get the ax.
Maybe after a year like last year a new voice was needed. Maybe Schiano's no-nonsense style of coaching will lead the Bucs back to success.
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