See what a two game winning streak can do for a coach on the hot seat.
The Buccaneers were 0-8 and facing talk of player mutiny and a Greg Schiano firing. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and most importantly, a couple of wins, and all of a sudden the players are listening.
According to the Tampa Tribune, Schiano is now winning over the converts who felt his in your face style was over the top a few weeks ago.
“It was tough here for a while, what with the whole Josh Freeman thing and guys getting hurt, but through all of that Coach Schiano was like, “Forget that, get your pads on and keep working,’ ” Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph said, via Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. “And now we’re finally getting a sense to where the guys in this locker room really do believe him and believe in him. And I can say now that this is first time I can say that we’re a family now.
“He’s been preaching that since he walked in the door and sometimes you don’t know where they’re coming from with that. . . . It was family, family, family and it makes sense now. I can say we really are like a family now because guys really trust him, guys really believe in him because all that stuff he’s been saying about just keep your head down and keep working, it’s all coming true now.”