Sunday, September 22, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By Pat Yasinskas
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed in the locker room after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots:
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy got visibly upset when reporters asked if losing could rip the team apart. McCoy said that’s not going to happen. McCoy is one of the team captains, and his words carry as much weight as just about anyone's within the locker room.
I saw Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer from a distance in the stadium tunnel after the game. I’d love to know what’s in his mind after an ugly loss that can only increase the chances that next Sunday’s home game with Arizona will be blacked out in the Tampa area.
Coach Greg Schiano usually is consistent in his sessions with the media. That wasn’t the case Sunday. His answers were much shorter than usual, and he seemed agitated. Schiano was asked if any thought was given to replacing quarterback Josh Freeman with rookie Mike Glennon. He said no thought was given to that scenario. But, still, I wonder if the Bucs turn to Glennon after their bye if they fall to 0-4 next week.