Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) reacts after he sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) (not pictured) during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday News and Notes: Gerald McCoy Fined, Greg Schiano to Stay?

There have been plenty of things to talk about in regards to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a busy Friday. Let’s get you caught up with some quick notes from around the web.

  • Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Russell Wilson. The NFL is serious about protecting quarterbacks, and McCoy becomes an example to future pass rushers to keep the helmet out of the way to make sure not even the most incidental of contact occurs.


  • More news was published indicating that the Glazer family, owners of the Buccaneers, do not want to fire Greg Schiano. Sander at Bucs Nation has recapped the entire situation in this article. The summary of it is that some team source is telling the local media that Schiano has a chance to stay, but it’s not clear if that’s based on him winning games, or if it’s based on other, outside factors. I don’t believe there’s any way the fanbase in Tampa can support Schiano in 2014, so the Glazers would be making a huge mistake to keep him around.


  • Darrelle Revis continues to get healthier, as more encouraging reports came out today about the status of his knee. Greg Schiano updated the media with the following tidbit of information.

Followed by this encouraging quote from Revis himself.


  • Finally, the Pewter Plank released midseason awards and grades. You can check them out by clicking the respective links, and sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

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