Dashon Goldson: Greg Schiano hasn't lost locker room

Not everyone is joining the "Fire Schiano" rock band forming down in Tampa.

On Friday, we passed along Darrelle Revisessentially punting on a chance to back up his coach after Thursday night's deplorable loss to the Carolina Panthers. Eventually, however, a few of Greg Schiano's players did take up arms for their coach.

"I have high respect for this coach," said safety Dashon Goldson, the Buccaneers' defensive captain, per the Tampa Bay Times. "He's taken a lot of scrutiny off the field. These are tough times. We understand that. He has a job to do, and we do as players. We just try to do the best we can to prepare every week and win a football game. He hasn't lost the locker room."

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy echoed Goldson's words of support for Schiano, according to the Tampa Tribune. However, similar to Revis, McCoy stopped short of endorsing the defensive schemes.

"I just run the calls of what I'm told to do,'' McCoy said when asked if he agreed with the game plans. "Whether I agree or not, for me to not run the calls would not be right. I don't get paid to coach or come up with a game plan.''

It's good to hear that Schiano hasn't lost every player in the locker room, even if it sounds like he's lost a good many.

"As long as he's our coach, we're going to have respect for him. ... We're going to play as hard as we can," McCoy said, per the Tampa Bay Times.

"As long as" being the key phrase.

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