Schiano’s Magic NumberOctober 31st, 2013
The Buccaneers” head coach is Greg Schiano, and with nine games to go, that means Schiano has an opportunity to right his ship and return to Tampa next season as the leader of the New Schiano Order.
This should be obvious. However, Joe realizes many fans have given up on the virtues of toes-on-the-line and can’t handle that reality. These fans have either checked out, engage in daily prayer for a top draft pick and a new head coach, joined the Lovie Smith Mob, or are doped up on Valium for severe Bucs anxiety.
But again, Schiano could return. A lot can happen in nine games.
So what’s Team Glazer’s magic number for Schiano? That surely is the billion dollar question around One Buc Palace.
One could easily make a logical case to retain Schiano if he were able to somehow emerge with five wins from the Bucs’ brutal schedule. If Schiano can win going forward with a rookie QB and a decimated offense, that could be considered a standout coaching job.
Joe looks to the north and sees how Ron Rivera was the consensus village idiot in Charlotte one month ago. Now he’s a genius being celebrated nationally. That kind of turnaround could happen here. Now that doesn’t mean Joe thinks that would happen here. Hardly. But it remains a possibility.
So back to that “magic number.” Joe’s confident Team Glazer needs to see proof its coach can win games.
Joe’s going to go out on a limb and say Schiano’s magic number is five. If somehow that can be accomplished with Mike Glennon, after all the drama, nonsense and agony of September and October, Joe’s sure Team Glazer would not be so quick to oust its head coach.