Wagering Against/For Greg Schiano

November 16th, 2013

Think you know what Greg Schiano’s fate will be in January? Well, now you can bet on it.

In the gambling capital of the east, New Jersey, the betting odds of Schiano’s Bucs coaching life are news, as reported by the Star-Ledger.

Online wagering site Bovada has set lines on various NFL coaches.

In case you’ve been following the nightmarish season former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano is dealing with in Tampa Bay, it shouldn’t be that shocking to see Bovada put his chances at returning at +300 and put up a line of -500 that he won’t be at the helm for the Bucs in 2014.

Of interest to Giants and Jets fans: Bovada favors Jason Garrett not to return to the Cowboys next season; the same goes for Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. The company’s odds are on Mike Shanahan returning to the Redskins.

For the innocent and pure who do not understand betting lines, the above means you’d have to bet $500 on Schiano’s demise to win $100. If you bet 100 on his survival, you’d win $300.

Joe ain’t touchin’ that action. Though Joe would bet on the Bucs to beat the Falcons tomorrow.

20 Responses to “Wagering Against/For Greg Schiano”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The huge variable with Schiano is the Glazers….they really, really don’t want another coaching change….and I don’t think its about the money.
    The Glazers will give Schiano every benefit of the doubt and even more will go to Dominick because Dominick has been a mixed bag.
    The most likely scenerio is that Schiano doesn’t make it and Dominick does….but that will change from week to week.

  2. BucFanForever Says:

    If the Glazers are about money, they should go in on the action. Keep Schiano around and make some cash.

  3. Splengo Says:

    I wouldn’t bet on his demise either, but I would pay $500 if it assured that he was gone!

  4. MikeJ Says:

    I am on record about wanting the GM gone; the coach, not so sure. But what keeps galling me is Kansas City–bring in a ”real” head coach, change GMs, & add a QB who had been riding the pine, & look what happened. The killer is, this is a team the Bucs beat like a drum last season.
    Something isn’t right.

  5. k_bassuka Says:


    LOL, count me in too…

    The problem with Schiano is that he is not ready for the NFL and is too stubborn to change and adapt. If the Glazers are all about winning they will make a change if not then they will keep him in hope he can turn things around, but that rout could backfire and fans losing interest in the team is something that I doubt the Glazers want to happen.

    A change will at least bring excitement and hope and fans at the games, keep Hitler Jr. and it could get uglier fast…

  6. ben Says:

    Lets get all bucs fans to write on every site that Mr. Schiano needs to be fired yesterday!! Lets put on some heat on bucs mgt.. With the talent on this team he has run out of excuses and is not an nfl head coach.

  7. rayjay1122 Says:

    I would say a 7-9 or 8-8 record with the schedule remaining should give the Glazers a tough decision on what to do with Schiano. Obviously a run like that would put us at a mid round pick maybe around 14 to 18 in the first round. Also that would mean Glennon keeps improving as well as the OL and DL. I think the best QB’s will be gone by then as well as Mathews and Clowney. So I am on the fence on this one. I guess either way I will have to acceot it. Win out and finish 8-8 but no worse than 7-9 or lose out and draft a QB and clean house in the coaching staff??? The later may be hard to do with a near perfect finish to the season which I find highly unlikely. I think 3-13 is about the best we finish which should still land us a top 5 pick and a couching change.

  8. rayjay1122 Says:

    coaching change..LOL We already made the couching change by releasing Freeman. LOL

  9. Andrew 1 Says:

    I dont hate Schiano. I like the fact that he is a tough, non-nonsense, hard working kind of head coach. I just automatically assumed when we hired him that he also brought with him a good game plan and scheme because well… idk.. maybe its because THATS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF BEING A HEAD COACH!!! if whoever hired him had any doubts about him in that area, then he had no business of even being our head coach.

  10. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Regardless of what Schiano does the rest of the season, if the Glazers decide not to fire Schiano and keep him for the 2014 season and the Bucs start LOSING again, I guarantee you that the fans will be calling for the Glazer’s heads rather than Schiano’s. Their image is already shot because of their ties to Manchester United across the pond, as well as firing Gruden, hiring Raheem Morris, and now this mess with Schiano.

  11. BFFL Says:

    This is an arbitrage opportunity for the glazers or people in the bucs organization that know for sure.

  12. stevek Says:


    Should Schiano be fired this offseason, then Dominick joins him. Dom has had 6 years to get this thing going, and Schiano didn’t even get 16 games with a QB of his choice.

    Freeman cost this team a lot this year. Why did our GM not trade him in the offseason? We suffered because of it.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Fans are always shouting for change thinking it will make things better. What it really brings is inconsistency when it happens so often.

    Fans also think mimicking other teams will make things better. Nope. Tampa went from trying to be the Packers to the Giants to the Patriots. None of it helped.

    Tony Dungy said it best. You decide on a plan that csn work and you stick with it until it does.

    Schiano is going nowhere. Mark shouldn’t either. He might though. I suspect Schiano mayeant his own guy there. Likely Butch Davis. Remember…you heard it here first. I’m tired of people “predicting” things that I says would happen weeks or months before like they came up with it. Of course…I’m a bit cranky today too.

  14. Bobby Says:

    @SteveK…I have no problem with the talent that Dom has assembled. I see Lavonte, Barron, GMC, Martin, Williams, Foster, Spence, Mike James, Clayborn, FA’s V-Jax, & Revis, and a few more that the jury is out on and I think he’s starting to hit a lot more than miss and especially with a player like Lavonte David. He could be a future HOF if he continues the way he’s going. We’re starting to see why we got Mark Barron. He has been flying around making plays. GMC is the best 3-4 DT in the game. Talent is not the issue.

  15. k1ngadroc Says:

    Urban Myer

  16. BucsFan68 Says:

    Schiano needs to be fired at the end of the season, regardless of record. He was given talent that was able to help the team win now. For those blaming Freeman, it has to be noted that in 2 of the 3 games he played in, the Bucs had the lead when he walked off the field for the final time; in 6 of the 9 losses in 2012, the Bucs had the lead and lost due to bad coaching decisions/defensive collapses. For a coach whose specialty is details and discipline, the has failed in those areas this season.

  17. oldfart44 Says:

    He should have been gone by now. Don’t forget the bad publicity he has generated like nothing I have ever seen from across the USA. What do we have to do? Babysit him while he tries to become a coach? There are a lot of great candidates available for GM and HC. How about Mike Holmgren, Scott Pioli, the ex Bears GM? Lovie Smith? Marty Schottenheimer? Bill Polian is very proven.

  18. Free's A Boob Says:

    Keep in mind that Schiano and Dom did NOT piss away $100 mil signing the Moron to a contract extension. That alone gives them a lot of cred.

  19. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Even the losers, get lucky sometime

    ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  20. oldfart44 Says:

    Keep in mind that Schiano and Dom did NOT piss away $100 mil signing the Moron to a contract extension. That alone gives them a lot of cred.

    I assume you are referring to Josh Freeman? What makes you think that they would have paid him $100 million?

    Even Revis is not worth $16 million a year even though he is one hell of a player; so smoothhhhhhhhhhhhhh; so capable.