TAMPA, Fla. -- Greg Schiano understands Gerald McCoy's frustration. There's no shortage of pursed lips outside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' bunker these overcast days, even if the men inside the palace insist the fire-tipped words, the "FIRE SCHIANO" billboards and other signs of heated angst haven't crossed their moat.
But are there cracks within their own walls?
With the playoffs waving bye-bye long ago, that's the remaining drama with these Bucs, who are in a race with the Jacksonville Jaguars to see who crawls from the goo of the NFL's winless world first. Last Friday, the Pro Bowl defensive tackle raised a few antennas when he answered a question about trust in the coaching staff's game plan this way:
"That's not my job," McCoy said. "I just run the calls of what I'm told to do. Whether I agree with it or not, for me to not run the calls would not be right. But hey, I don't get paid to coach or come up with a game plan."
Granted, McCoy had reason to be pee...