Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano hasn't done much to help his public image. By now, his indiscretions are well documented, so it's not a huge surprise that he's among the most criticized coaches in the league and a near-lock to be fired by season's end, if not before.
Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy thinks people are being a bit too hard on the team's head coach, though. Fans chanted "Fire Schiano" at Thursday night's loss to the Panthers and billboards have popped up around town with the same suggestion, according to ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.
McCoy understands the frustration but says fans need to keep it to football. He thinks fans have disrespected Schiano as a man.
Here is what McCoy said via ESPN.com:
"Just keep it to the game. It's still just a game. We've got lives outside of football. When you disrespect a man as a person, then you're taking it too far.''
The fact of the matter is Schiano isn't going to stop hearing it from fans until he either turns the team around or gets fired. It seems pretty obvious which way this one is heading with Tampa Bay sitting at 0-7.