Greg Schiano “Probably” Has Fate SealedDecember 16th, 2013
Joe is trying not to get too worked up over the punch-out the 49ers delivered to the Bucs yesterday. Joe expected a chain-whipping because, on paper, the match-ups were dismal-looking for the Bucs. So Joe is tying to be reasoned here.
As Tuna Parcells famously said, “You are what your record says you are.” The Bucs are among the NFL’s bottom-feeders. The 49ers, the defending NFC champs, are swimming in the cream. Joe won’t lose much sleep over one of the best beating one of the worst.
Sadly, the loss threw kindling on the fire of the torches of the anti-Bucs commander Greg Schiano crowd. Joe understands this. But perhaps it is misguided?
While fielding NFL questions on Twitter this morning, fight-instigating, barista-training, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King of SI.com and theMMQB.com fame once again weighed in on his belief that Schiano will return in 2014.
@pnq33: What will be Greg Schiano’s fate after the season?
@SI_PeterKing: Probably already been determined. Barring disaster, think he returns.
That’s the key phrase there, “barring disaster.” If the Bucs didn’t get blown out by the 49ers, they shouldn’t get blown out by the Lambs on the road. Getting alley-beaten by the Saints under the dome in the Crescent City is a very real possibility.
Yes, the Lambs pounded the Saints yesterday, which Joe cannot reason with. Outside of the Jets, the next most Sybil-like team in the NFL is the Lambs. Barring a Raheem Morris-like beatdown by the Lambs, “this Joe” is pretty confident, like King, Schiano returns in 2014.