Again, Schiano Can’t Win A Close Game

November 3rd, 2013

It’s just one loss, but Bucs fans know it was a hell of a lot more than that.

Greg Schiano just proved again that he can’t win a close game in professional football. He never has.

The Bucs haven’t quit. They have talent. That was obvious today. But Schiano keeps finding new ways to lose. Yet another game on the coaching staff.

Joe was dumbfounded that conservative Schiano and Mike Sullivan, of all people, gave up on the running game when it was working big time. Joe can only imagine the joy and relief in the Seahawks players when the Bucs, out of nowhere, decided to top running Mike James down their throat in the fourth quarter and in overtime.

Joe wishes he could hear the muttering under the breath of the Bucs’ offensive linemen.

The Bucs have eight games remaining in 2013, and they showed plenty of signs of life today. But that’s just not good enough for Schiano’s job security.

An optimist could say the Bucs perhaps turned a corner today. But the realist knows what’s in front of them, a team and a coaching staff that have mastered the art of losing.

13 Responses to “Again, Schiano Can’t Win A Close Game”

  1. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Schiano can’t win any type of game!

  2. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Bucs are loaded with talent. Hopefully the Glazers see that and give the rock star a 25 year extension. Otherwise, another team will surely hire him away from us and we will never win more than 33% of our games. Seriously, we are soooooooo talented. Amazing our coaches cannot win one game with a Super Bowl caliber roster like this one.

  3. bigpoppabuc Says:

    We finally got rid of one enigma. Time to rid ourselves of another….those pesky three and a half hours, right now?

  4. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The Bucs play the Dolphins on Monday Night Football next week for the nation to see again. Do the Glazers want the National TV audience to see all of the ‘Fire Schiano’ signs and fans wearing paper bags and Hasmat suits again? It’s time to pull the plug Glazer Family, save us Bucs fans and the Tampa Bay area another National embarrassment

  5. BirdDoggers Says:

    This could’ve been Schiano’s signature win as Bucs head coach. Instead, the same problems did the team in. Poor playcalling and a too many critical penalties.

  6. Pete 422 Says:

    yep, I said out loud to run the ball…..oh well……

  7. Bucsfan76 Says:

    I hate to say it, but the Bucs should ride the season out with Schiano. The Glaziers need to show that they can back a coach and not throw him to the wolves when times are tough. When the season is over, trade him to the Russian American Football League (real sports organization) for their best waterboy and a broken down MiG 21 Fishbed to send him over with.

  8. Eric Says:

    If we keep him all it will take is one cheap win and were stuck with the man.

    Only 0-16 assures the necessary shakeup, and new coach and GM that is sooooooo needed.

  9. gotbbucs Says:

    1:40 left in the first half, three time outs at disposal, runs the clock out.

    That my friends is Schiano’s signature. I don’t think there is a single Head Coach in the NFL besides Schiano that would make that decision. You at the very least have to pass on that first play and see if you can get it started. Players take that as a major slap in the face.

    …and if I’m Mike Sullivan, I’m asking to be allowed to resign after Schiano took playcalling away from him at the end of the game.

  10. jarret Says:

    I don’t understand how everyone calls for the rock star to get fired also. Look at the talent the guy has brought in.

  11. Ed Says:

    Seattle 20, Bucs 3 in the second half. As in every game this season the Bucs’ offense shuts down in the second half and the defense doesn’t get the stops. Same old story, yes after 24 games we fans have seen a coaching staff unable to motivate or scheme this team to be able to pull out winnable games.

    The Seahawks were very predictable offensively yet our defense couldn’t stop Lynch on those first down runs. When we needed to protect Glennon our line crumbled. Receivers were not getting open.

    For one half of football the Bucs looked like the team many of us thought they would be but games in the NFL are decided by who plays better at the end of the game and as usual this coaching staff doesn’t adjust to the flow of the game.

    Once again I could sense Shiano trying to sit on a lead. Glennon has been sharp, how about giving the guy the plays to get the ball out of his hands instead of making him hold on to the ball because receivers aren’t cutting off their routes to help eir QB. It’s really hard to judge Glennon under this system as it isn’t an NFL quality offensive system.

  12. JamesrunningWilder Says:

    Why is NO ONE bringing up the RIDICULOUS NO CALL DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF A REF?!?!?!? Glennon gets JACKED in the Head with a Forarm/Helmet, making his Head Snap Back as if he got Hit by a Truck and The Ref calls Nothing!!! That should’ve been a Personal Foul and the Ball on the Seahawks 40 Yard Line with a First Down and 25 Seconds still on the Clock!!!!! I am AMAZED NO FLAG WAS THROWN!!! AMAZED!!!! Why is No One Commenting on this?!?!? We’ve been Shafted MULTIPLE Times on those and when it SHOULD be Called on the Other Team, We get Absolutely NOTHING!!!!! How Utterly RIDICULOUS!!!!!

    Joe brought this up on Twitter. But the reality is there were tough calls on both sides. Happens all the time. –Joe

  13. JamesrunningWilder Says:

    Thanks for responding Joe. It’s just frustrating because we’ve been the victim of Horrible Calls on hits to the QB (the Brees Sack/Fumble comes to mind) and yet when something so Blatant happens right in front of a Ref, nothing is Called. Very Frustrating… but again, Thanks for responding Joe.