When Will It End?October 25th, 2013
Joe has gone on record he has no desire to see Bucs commander Greg Schiano forced to walk the plank any time soon. What would be the goal for doing such a thing? So Dave Wannstedt can come in and maybe win three or four meaningless, worthless games and screw up a good draft slot? Oh, great. Buh, bye Jake Matthews, goodbye Jadeveon Clowney, see-yah Johnny Football.
If the Bucs are going to stink, then they may as well stink real good so they can land a top draft pick.
Many fans just want to see the statue toppled, no matter the consequences. They are out for blood.
Given how rotten the Bucs have been playing for three full months of NFL play, one has to wonder if Team Glazer will be motivated or forced in some way to let Schiano go before December. Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com tried to solve this riddle.
Does Schiano even make it through Friday? I don’t know. The only people who do are the Glazer family that owns the team, and they’re not talking. But the Glazers don’t like getting embarrassed, and this game was on national television.
My guess is the Glazers don’t want to fire Schiano because he’s the guy they brought in to clean up Raheem Morris’ mess. Schiano has righted the ship off the field by getting rid of problem players, but the results on the field can’t be sitting well with the ownership.
“I visit with our owners all the time,” Schiano said when asked if he knew where he stood with the Glazers. “There are open lines of communication. We’re all just trying to get better and do the things that make the organization better.”
Joe could easily see Schiano finishing the season. Right now it is all about finding a coach and the 2014 draft. Canning Schiano in the middle of the season sends a poor message to prospective coaching candidates that Team Glazer didn’t support Schiano in tough times, so why would said candidate believe Team Glazer wouldn’t support them if things went sour?
If the losing under Schiano continues, then it’s not the wort thing. Winning a handful of worthless games and falling out of the top three in the draft would be a regrettable loss.