Worse Than Raheem?December 26th, 2013
Bradenton Herald columnist Alan Dell threw a few punches to the gut of Greg Schiano this morning.
Dell not only calls for the swift firing of Schiano, he makes a case that Schiano is worse than the ol’ ball coach, Raheem Morris.
A case can be made that Schiano has done a worse job than Morris, with a lot more talent.
The Bucs have lost eight games by double digits. Morris lost eight games by double digits in his final season. They rank last in total offense (the first time since ’83).
Their high priced defense has allowed opponents to convert 73 of 191 third down attempts, which is similar to Morris’ last year (73-185) when the Bucs ranked 30th in total defense.
The defense has had troubles holding onto to fourth quarter leads.
Joe can’t dispute that data. As Joe pointed out previously, in Games 5-8 this season, the Bucs defense practically disappeared, allowing 30 points a game during that stretch when the Bucs offense was tolerable if not decent.
Dell delivers other arguments, as well.
Joe still wants to see what the Bucs bring against the Saints. Joe realizes most fans have made their decision on Schiano. But Sunday’s game is important.
Schiano said Monday this is his team’s “playoffs.” A win or a very strong showing against an elite Saints team on the road, a team with everything on the line, would say quite a bit about the Bucs and how far away they might be after winning four of their last seven games.