Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida
By ANDREW ASTLEFORD  |  Last updated 10/24/13
TAMPA, Fla. -- Frustration with coach Greg Schiano has reached heated levels among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans in recent weeks. Now, theres a billboard to match the coachs hot seat. A billboard in north Tampa includes the message "FIRE SCHIANO" with flames in the background and is sponsored by local radio station 102.5 The Bone. The message reflects the mood of many who follow the 0-6 Bucs, one of two remaining winless NFL teams (the Jacksonville Jaguars are the other). They host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. The reason for the firestorm: Tampa Bay has lost 11 of its last 12 games under Schiano, including three this season by a field goal or less. Schianos predecessor, Raheem Morris, was fired after losing 10 consecutive games to close the 2011 campaign. Schiano is 7-15 since taking over in January 2012. "I could say 'trust me' but I know that's not what you want to hear," Schiano said Monday on his weekly radio show on WDAE 620 AM. "So all I'll say is hang in there, and when this thing gets rolling, you'll look back and you'll say, 'OK, I understand now.'" For now, though, the criticism toward Schiano around Tampa remains hot, with no signs of cooling soon. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at aastleford@gmail.com.
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