Winner: Greg Schiano
When he accepted the job in Tampa, Greg Schiano had to sell the world on the fact he was now an NFL head coach. After just an ok run with Rutgers, Schiano was heading up what was basically a college team so the marriage made sense. But he had no NFL chops and wasn’t lighting up coaching searches in college let alone in the NFL. But Schiano slowly won over the Tampa faithful and has moved a step closer to proving to the big wigs in football that he’s a legit coach. There were no crazy end-arounds, not third down plays with a different more athletic quarterback and no post game youngry‘s dropped. Instead Schiano pretty much picked up where he left off at Rutgers and employed an actual system in Tampa. Last year you the dart board offense was a mess and it got figured out pretty quickly that no one really knew what they were doing. Schiano’s first game was better than basically all of Raheem Morris’ games combined and that’s because Schiano knew what he was doing. That’s impressive considering he’s brand new at this, but Schiano-ball worked in week one and for now that’s all anybody asked. The season ahead is long and treacherous, but if you weren’t on board with Greg Schiano before, hop on now.