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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Greg Schiano Hated Around the NFL, and More NFC South News

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 29:  Head coach Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on from the sidelines during the second half against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 29, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterMay 30, 2016

The Sporting News asked 103 NFL players from 27 teams a series of questions, and interestingly, one focused on naming a head coach the player wouldn't want to play for:

Which head coach would you least like to play for?

  1. Greg Schiano, Buccaneers 20
  2. Bill Belichick, Patriots 19
  3. Rex Ryan, Jets 16
  4. Jim Schwartz, Lions 9
  5. Tom Coughlin, Giants 8

Narrowly edging New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano. To be listed as the No. 1 answer less than one year into his tenure in Tampa means Schiano is doing everything right.

It's no secret that Schiano's players love playing for him in Tampa Bay. His players rave about the energy he puts forth, and he completely won the team over by handling the Ronde Barber move to safety with elegance and respect.

It's the players that play against Schiano that seem to hate the man. But there's nothing wrong with that. To be loved in his own locker room and hated everywhere else screams that he's doing his job and that the product he's putting on the field is feared to some extent.

 

Atlanta Falcons

Roddy White believes the Falcons can go 16-0. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

The Falcons cut fullback Lousaka Polite and signed Mike Cox—a move that Mike Smith called "strictly a football decision." [Atlanta Field Report]

 

Carolina Panthers

According to the Charlotte Observer, both Joe Adams and Davis Gettis could play Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

There is no way the Panthers leave Charlotte and head to Los Angeles, according to Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer.

 

New Orleans Saints

Joe Vitt told the Falcons media Wednesday that he'd "bet my life" on Sean Payton returning to the Saints next year. [Fox Sports South]

The Saints don't need extra motivation when facing the Atlanta Falcons. [Times-Picayune]

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This Pewter Report article talks about the struggles of the defensive backfield, both on and off the field.

The   Tampa Tribune reports that Doug Martin has a "rare ability to quickly evaluate his surroundings."

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