Locker Room Buzz: Tampa Bay Buccaneers


TAMPA, Fla. -- Observed in the locker room after the Buccaneers’ 31-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles:

  • If you were expecting explosions out of the Tampa Bay locker room after a fifth straight loss, you’ll be disappointed. Some players clearly were frustrated, but most of them mouthed the same old clichés about the need to execute better.

  • As he met with the media, coach Greg Schiano said something about sticking to his convictions. In other words, he isn’t going to suddenly scrap the use of a zone defense.

  • Tight end Tim Wright might have been the only player in the locker room with something positive to talk about. The rookie caught nine passes for 91 yards and was swarmed by the media in the locker room.

  • Win or lose, protocol in the NFL is for the quarterback to address the media as a group. Mike Glennon did that, but his news conference lasted only two questions. There simply wasn’t much to be said about another disappointing loss.