The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a problem on their hands. According to Jason La Canfora, Josh Freeman is expected to seek a trade ahead of the October deadline. League and team sources tell La Canfora that the relationship between Greg Schiano and his starting quarterback is "beyond repair".
Greg Schiano is seen as rigid, inflexible and "has struggled to connect with his players", La Canfora writes. Apparently, some officials at other teams believe Schiano is undermining Josh Freeman to get rid of Mark Dominik, which seems a little ridiculous on its face. Of course, we've seen such coach-general manager drama before (see: Jon Gruden and Rich McKay).
Controversy is swirling around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it's quickly turning them into the new New York Jets.
While I'm not about to endorse the speculation, all of this is simply more evidence that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a public relations nightmare right now. Whether or not there's any truth to all the rumors swirling around the team, the presence of all this drama alone is a black mark for the organization.
The Saints would beat the Buccaneers regardless of who the dickheads are under center and on the sidelines.