“Off The Hot Seat”

November 19th, 2013

In this NFL.com video, insider Ian Rapoport discusses coaches that are off the hot seat. Atop his list is Bucs commander Greg Schiano. In the video, Rapoport cites various reasons why Schiano could very well return as the Bucs mentor for the 2014 season.

One reason is the development of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. Rapoport said, “If [Glennon] was a first round pick instead of a third round pick, imagine the buzz he would be generating?” (Hmm, that’s the same quote Joe used during the JoeBucsFan hour with Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620 two weeks ago.)

14 Responses to ““Off The Hot Seat””

  1. Jerseybucsfan Says:

    funny how quickly the tune will change if we were to lose these next two games..

  2. Tim Says:

    I am just surprised Joe brought up Glennon to the Big Log, the Log’s man crush on J Fro is legendary and still refuses to acknowledge Glennon has played well enough to at the very least make the Bucs consider another position than QB in next years 1st round.

  3. Bill Mahoney Says:

    IMHO if we sty competitive the rest of the season, no quit

    after all the crap this year, let’ keep some stability

    just my old timer opinion Thanks to all

  4. Walter Says:

    I wouldn’t say he’s off the seat just yet. More like it went from “Nuclear” to just “Hot” again.

  5. Macabee Says:

    Rappaport and other NFL analysts are beginning to suggest that Schiano may get another year. I too think it is all together possible, but I’m not ready to say that for sure. I also think Glennon is the most compelling reason or it could be something as simple as a promise made and a promise kept.

    Schiano goes as Glennon goes! If Glennon looks like the one in these remaining games, meaning we win some games against teams with winning records, Schiano may be given the chance to finish what he started. If it’s abundantly clear that Glennon is not the one and we don’t win a reasonable number of the remaining games, then Schiano won’t be allowed to pick his successor.
    I like Glennon’s progress to date, but the next few games will have a lot to say about his ability to come from behind or put the team on his back in a close game! That’s probably unfair to ask of a 3rd round rookie, but it is what it is.

    I don’t know this for a fact, but in the meeting where the decision was made to move on from Freeman, the Glazers may have promised Schiano a reasonable amount of time to put his stamp on the offense regardless of the losses – a promise kept. We may be reading too much into the decision!

  6. flmike, is back... Says:

    The last thing you want your franchise to do is to jump on the coaching carrousel, you may never get off of it. If we continue to improve (win a few more games) and the talent continues to shine and Glennon continues to develop there is no reason for the Glazers to consider firing either Dom or Schiano, they may have some explaining to do to the public and fan base for the rough start and the Freeman debacle (we all know where the blame goes there), but stability in a franchise goes a long way towards building and sustaining a winning team. This two years and out is a bad way to run your franchise, just ask Cleveland…

  7. grasshopp427er Says:

    give me a freakin break. i wasn’t saying fire the guy after 2 losses. why is the media around here panning for this bum to keep his job after 2 wins? keep schiano and next season will end just like this one, with lots of dysfunction and disappointments, and you will have no fans left. mike glennon is ok…not great, just ok. a good back-up. i hope the glazers are smarter than our fans/media. what a joke. the falcons suck this year. one of their 2 wins came against a team that lost 8 straight, 13/14 or some crap like that. we got rid of coaches back in the days for not winning in the playoffs, now we entertain keeping them for a few W’s against the crappiest teams in the league. the media/fans around here is like the blind leading the dumb. do we aspire to be the jags? thats where schiano belong is with a team like the jags. lets not forget we are still possibly picking #1 over all…want to get that high pick again next year? then keep this bum of a coach. give me a freaking break. the media around here should have more integrity than to lead a bunch of foolish fans off a cliff.

  8. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Schiano will be the Buc’s coach next year. There will still be fans. The Glazers will still have to buy unsold tickets no matter who the coach is or what the record is if they want their #2 team on TV locally. Those are the facts.

  9. Mr. Patrick Says:

    “Off the Hot Seat” after just two home wins against struggling teams. Wow

  10. grasshopp427er Says:

    those would actually be unsubstantiated claims.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I hate to break it to you, but the claims that Schiano was ever on the hotseat were ” unsubstantiated”. They were nothing but fan and media supposition.

    The Glazers are the only ones that make that decision and they certainly will not give advance confirmation.

    I am of the belief that Schiano’s job does not hang on Glennon…I believe Schiano wanted to pick his own QB in the first round and was not permitted to. The first year Dominick and the Glazers still believed in freeman. The second year they had no draft pick and Dominick and the Glazers still believed in Freeman.

    But given the collapse of Freeman at the end of last season, they had to at least have a solid backup…one better than Dan-o.

    That’s why I think Schiano keeps his job regardless of Glennon or the record. He will take a QB in the first round even if Glennon does “okay”.

  12. Ed Says:

    If Glennon is a backup based on this season than Colin Kapernick and RGIII would both be his backups because Glennon has done more to put his team in position to win than both. Also his QB rating and YPG is better than fellow rookies EJ Manuel and Gino Smith.

    6 games remain to be played with tough road games in Detroit and Carolina but if Bucs win 1 of either, beat the Rams on the road, beat 49ers and Bills at home than there is no doubt that Glennon and Shiano are both back as starter and head coach.

    If the Saint game has playoff repercussions for NO and the Bucs play aggressive, play well, win or lose it would appear the team is on the right road for 2014.

  13. IcarsuGoodman Says:

    You win two games against bad teams at home and all of sudden we forget about 0-8 and 12 of 13 and all the other bull-headed nonsense that made us a laughing stock?

    This is a team that was supposed to compete for the playoffs. A replacement level coach gets this team, with this talent to 8-8. Shiano is far below replacement level. Ideally we can replace him with an above average coach and pull a Chiefs next year.

  14. NY Buc Says:

    Didn’t a lot of analysts predict the Bucs to finish 6-10 this year? Most of us scoffed in training camp, but only most of us fans and a few analysts that thought the Bucs were playoff bound this year (I was one of them).