TAMPA -- Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Sunday that he didn't hear the frustration of fans as he ran in the tunnel after his team's fifth straight loss to open the season, but he said Monday that he wants fans to be patient with this team.
"The only thing I can say to the fans is ... if they can hang in there, we're going to be good," Schiano said. "If they can't, we're still going to be good, and they're welcome back. I'm not being smart. I mean that. I think our fans are great. When I came out to start the game, warmups, our fans were awesome. The end of the game, I'm disappointed just like they are. I understand anything and everything. That's disappointment. The fact that our fans care as much as they do, I think that's awesome. When we get it turned, it's going to be really special."