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McCoy: Schiano "never lost the lockerroom"

"I don't think our confidence (in Greg Schiano) ever left," Gerald McCoy said. "It's always been there.

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"I don't think our confidence (in Greg Schiano) ever left," Gerald McCoy said. "It's always been there.

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Though Bucs coach Greg Schiano lost his share of games, and fans, through the team's 0-8 start, he never lost the lockeroom, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Wednesday.

And while Tampa Bay is riding a two-game winning streak, that player support has been there the whole way, even through the MRSA outbreak and Josh Freeman saga, according to McCoy, a team captain.

"I don't think our confidence (in Schiano) ever left," McCoy said. "It's always been there. People think it's more because we're winning. I've been saying it hasn't left the whole season. People are making a big deal out of, 'Oh, I guess he didn't lose the lockeroom.' He never lost the lockeroom. Now that we're winning, people are like, 'I guess he didn't.' We've been saying that since the beginning of the season, but nobody wanted to listen."

The two wins, however, have helped the team's vibe quite a bit.

"Winning is contagious, and once you get that feeling, you want to keep getting it," McCoy said. "We've been putting the work in to get our first one and second one, we've just got to keep it going and not get comfortable."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:26pm]

    

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