Schiano Still Needs A DeuceDecember 1st, 2013
Nobody Joe knows thought the Bucs would win today, but they weren’t competitive against Carolina, which is always a red flag when it’s a division game.
And that’s not a good thing for a second-year head coach who’s 3-9.
Greg Schiano has led the Bucs’ revival from 0-7. He deserves plenty of credit, and Team Glazer showed him verbal public love last Sunday, but the wind blows quickly and swirls on a dime in the NFL. Joe’s sure Schiano is still fighting to keep his job in 2014.
Four games remain this season, and Joe is sticking with his mid-October call that Schiano needs five wins to return. It’s going to be hard — it should be hard — for Team Glazer to endorse a Schiano return if he only wins one more game and finishes 4-12. That’s just reality.
If the Bucs beat the Bills at home next Sunday and lose three straight, that won’t inspire much confidence.
Joe’s not a Glazer, however, and Joe has his own feelings. Joe wants to see how the Bucs perform in these final four games, but Joe would endorse a Schiano return with two more wins out of the next four.