A Case For Greg SchianoOctober 27th, 2013
Now Joe understands why many Bucs fans wanted Bucs commander Greg Schiano gone last week, or before. Losing gnaws on Bucs fans and with 12 losses in the last 13 games, Bucs fans have had enough.
That’s understandable. And at this point, Joe isn’t sure how Team Glazer can retain Schiano’s services for the 2014 season after all that has transpired in the past few months — even without factoring in all the losing.
It’s pretty much common belief Schiano is a dead-man walking. But Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune isn’t fully convinced Schiano’s days are number. He points to several factors why Schiano is still in the employ of Team Glazer, and maybe, why Team Glazer could keep Schiano for the foreseeable future.
Was it Schiano who dropped the perfectly thrown third-down pass that quarterback Mike Glennon delivered to Vincent Jackson on the third play of the game against Carolina?
Was it Schiano who unleashed the two uncatchable third-down shotgun snaps that derailed a pair of potential scoring drives while they were still close enough to the Panthers to beat them?
Was it Schiano who muffed the late third-quarter punt that was the game’s only turnover and the one that Carolina quickly turned into the touchdown that all but put that game out of reach?
Cummings also notes how the team has not quit on Schiano, at least not yet. Players quitting on their coach, Cummings noted, is a big reason why Team Glazer jettisoned Raheem Morris.
In addition, Cummings notes how Schiano wasn’t the guy who late-hit Geno Smith in Week One, handing the Jets an improbable win.
Joe sees all of Cummings’ points and understands where he is coming from. The only way Schiano saves his job, in Joe’s eyes, is if he and the Bucs finish the season with a 6-3 run.
Does anyone believe that has a chance of happening?