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Schiano voted least desired coach in players poll

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November

Bucs head coach Greg Schiano was voted the coach players would least like to play for in a Sporting News poll of 103 players from 27 teams.

Schiano received 20 votes, one more than Bill Belichick of the Patriots. The Jets' Rex Ryan was third, with 16 votes.

Players were not allowed to name their own head coach.

Here are a few of the unattributed comments about Schiano from NFC players:

"Greg Schiano. The thing he did at the end of the game early on in the year, the game where the Giants were killing the clock off and downing the ball, there was no reason for that -- no reason at all. Everyone’s worried about injuries and safety and that’s what they are doing?'' -- NFC offensive player

"Schiano seems like he’d be hard to play for. He’s too intense and does a lot of strange things. This isn’t college anymore.'' -- NFC offensive player

"The coach from Tampa, from what I’ve heard, is a pretty tough guy. The thing they did at the end of the game, when they were taking a knee, I just don’t agree with him on that.'' -- NFC defensive player

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 2:48pm]

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