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Greg Schiano’s job is safe, for now

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Greg Schiano has followed a 7-9 record in his first season as the Buccaneers’ head coach with an 0-3 start and a mess at the quarterback position this year. But Schiano’s job is apparently safe.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Glazer family which owns the Bucs still supports Schiano.

Obviously, if Schiano were doing a bang-up job, that news wouldn’t even need to be reported. We’re not about to hear a report that the Broncos’ ownership is behind John Fox or the Seahawks’ ownership is behind Pete Carroll because that goes without saying. So the fact that anyone feels the need to say the Bucs’ owners are behind Schiano isn’t a great sign for Schiano.

Still, as Rapoport notes, the Bucs were a mess before Schiano arrived. Schiano inherited a 4-12 team from Raheem Morris, and the Bucs brass wanted him to come in and shape things up, with the full knowledge that building a team Schiano’s way could take time.

The question, then, is how long the Bucs’ ownership will remain behind Schiano. If Schiano’s decision to bench Josh Freeman for Mike Glennon turns out to be a mistake, that’s the kind of thing that can lead an owner to turn on his coach.

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5 Responses to “Greg Schiano’s job is safe, for now”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 29, 2013 10:59 AM

    Give the team a decent coach and QB and it’s a playoff team.

  2. trollhammer20 says: Sep 29, 2013 11:01 AM

    The dreaded vote of confidence.

    Time to start the pool on which day he gets fired.

  3. jzone954 says: Sep 29, 2013 12:47 PM

    “Give the team a decent coach and QB and it’s a playoff team.”—-says every team in the nfl my friend

  4. bucngator says: Sep 29, 2013 1:17 PM

    All indications are that the QB change was directed by the Glazers……. So one could reasonably predict that Schiano’s job is safe.

    ….and while they’ve eaten player salaries in the past, having to pay coaches to sit at home seems to really get under their skin.

  5. bucsfan5000 says: Sep 29, 2013 2:31 PM

    Toes on the unemployment line

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