The Buccaneers are winless through six games this season, but coach Greg Schiano says this is no time to grow concerned about his ability to do the job.
Asked on NFL Network whether he’s concerned he could be fired if the Bucs don’t win their share of games, Schiano gave a succinct answer.
“We’ll win our share, don’t worry,” Schiano said.
The Buccaneers get the Panthers on Thursday, and Carolina is hot right now, having won back-to-back games by double-digit margins. Schiano, however, said he believes that the Bucs will win as long as they play the brand of football he’s been preaching.
“We just need to go out there and play Buccaneer football,” Schiano said. “Take care of the ball, play penalty-free football. When we do that we’re a good football team. We’ll win plenty of games. Hopefully that starts Thursday night.”
Schiano sounded confident, but it’s hard to see why anyone else would be confident in Schiano’s ability to turn things around. The Buccaneers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier, as only three of their remaining opponents (Atlanta, Buffalo and St. Louis) currently have losing records. The Bucs may stay winless for a while.
So whether Schiano thinks he’s going to win his share of games or not, his job security is going to remain in question.