Losing brings out the worst in people. It is always difficult to lose a game, especially in the National Football League, where there are so few to begin with in a 16 game regular season. Often, losing can turn players into winners, as long as that is the culture in the locker room.
But when that is not the culture, losing can turn players against each other, as well as against the coaches.
That is exactly what is happening with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
When the Bucs hired Greg Schiano, they were getting a very good football guy, who sometimes struggled with the social aspect of the game. After seeing how he handles opposing kneel-downs at the ends of games, which infuriated more than a few fellow NFL head coaches, Schiano has now drawn the ire of his own players.
After winning six of the first ten games to start the season, the Bucs have now dropped four straight games, this eliminating them from playoff contention. Following the team’s embarrassing 41-0 loss against the New Orlea...