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If Schiano stays, Sullivan could be gone

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Earlier this season, it seemed inevitable that the Buccaneers would fire coach Greg Schiano on December 30, if not sooner.  Not, Schiano remains at worst in the undecided category.

If the needle eventually points to “safe” for the second-year NFL head coach, the question becomes whether changes are coming to the coaching staff.  Some league insiders believe that, if Schiano stays, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan won’t.

And that wouldn’t be a huge surprise.  The unit has struggled this year, and Schiano will need to shake things up if he hopes to avoid triggering a full-staff shake-up after the 2014 season.

Sulivan’s reported interest in the Army job suggests that Sullivan realizes the end is coming — regardless of whether Schiano and everyone else goes or Schiano stays and tries to pump up a so-so offense.

Last year, Sullivan interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy in Chicago.  Then again, who didn’t?

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5 Responses to “If Schiano stays, Sullivan could be gone”
  1. sungateman says: Dec 29, 2013 9:49 AM

    I believe Schiano and staff deserves another year
    Obviously the Freeman issue shows who was correct. Look at his playing time in Minnesota. Also the many season ending injuries are not his problem. It’s easy to blame the coach………..intelligent people think further than the easy reach of firing a coach!!

  2. bucfanforlife says: Dec 29, 2013 11:47 AM

    please another late xmas gift

  3. buccaboo says: Dec 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    Sullivan’s offense:
    1st down, run; 2nd down, run; 3rd down, play action pass, incomplete; 4th down, punt. Every game, regardless of the score or situation.

  4. buccaboo says: Dec 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    Bill Sheridan should be gone too. If Rex gets fired in New York, bring him in for the defense

  5. cuda1234 says: Dec 29, 2013 2:19 PM

    One of the worst things you can do to a rookie qb is make him start over every year. If they are sold on Glennon, they need to keep Sullivan.

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