Coach Watch 2013 Is Now In Full SwingOctober 13th, 2013
Joe takes no pleasure typing this, nor the headline above. It makes Joe ill, but Joe must type the truth.
With all the drama swirling around One Buc Palace, and more importantly, the losses piling up like Joe’s bar tab on a Saturday afternoon watching college football, it is difficult to see Greg Schiano returning in 2014.
Joe knows fans have turned on Schiano in droves. Just to see what the fan reaction to Schiano was, Joe walked onto the field of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway in the final moments of the game today. Surprisingly, the crowd was quite quiet. Somber. Sullen. That was, until someone spotted Schiano walking to the exits.
The reaction was vile. Loud. Vociferous. About the only thing Joe can publish was fans yelling “Get out of here, coach. You stink. You are a loser.”
As one can imagine, the taunts were much, much, much worse. Even worse than the tongue lashing former defrocked Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman used to receive.
At one point, Schiano briefly glanced up at hecklers just before entering the tunnel before bowing his head.
This did not go over well with Bucs offensive tackle Donald Penn.
“Some people are [arse]holes, I’ve got no control over that,” Penn said.
Schiano is now 1-10 in his last 11 games. For perspective, his predecessor, Raheem Morris, was jettisoned for losing 10 straight. Chucky, with three years left on his contract and after consecutive 9-7 seasons, was launched.
Sam Wyche was 6-10 when he was fired and Father Dungy was shown the exit doors after three consecutive playoff appearances.
Right now six wins would appear to be a miracle.