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Greg Schiano Happy with Bucs First Season

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 7-9 in 2012 under first year head coach Greg Schiano.

Schiano came to Tampa after rebuilding the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University, returning the program to a contender in the Big East.

The Bucs’ finished 4-12 in 2011 and Schiano was asked how he thinks his first season went on ESPN Radio.

"It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed playing in this league," said Schiano on Thursday.  "A lot of heartbreakers, a lot of missed opportunities.  Everybody in the league feels that way I'm sure."

Schiano saw his team lose eight games by seven points or fewer in 2012, but says he was happy to beat the NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons 22-17 in their final game of the season.

"That's the nature of this league, it's going to be tight ball games, and we're learning how to win those tight ball games," said Schiano.  "I was really pleased with the way our football team went out and played the final game against Atlanta."

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