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Dysfunction could be spreading in Tampa


A second front could be developing in the ongoing battle for the Buccaneers.

It’s become well established that the players had concerns about coach Greg Schiano before the 2013 season began. Three straight losses to start the campaign likely haven’t quenched that fire.

Schiano may now be firing darts in not-so-subtle fashion at the front office.

You can’t load the roster in a two-year period,” Schiano explained on his weekly radio show, via

While Schiano has been with the team for only two offseasons, G.M. Mark Dominik has been loading the roster since 2009. In a roundabout way, Schiano’s decision to focus on the last two years becomes an indictment of the talent selection that was done before he got there.

It’s also an indictment of the talent acquired before he got there, including quarterback Josh Freeman, the first player drafted by Dominik.

The comments aren’t a surprise. For a losing team it becomes inevitable that Schiano and Dominik will try to ensure that, if someone walks the pewter plank, it’ll be the other guy.

Unless they find their way to the same page and get their act together quickly, it could be both.