Is this a get out of jail free card, or the dreaded “vote of confidence?”
Ian Rapoport reported this morning on NFL Gameday and on Twitter that a high-ranking Bucs’ official told him that Greg Schiano has the support of ownership.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2013
So will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stick with their head coach despite two losing seasons with increasing levels of talent? Or is Josh Freeman now considered the scapegoat for all of Greg Schiano’s problem as head coach, as he’s just a “holdover from the Raheem Morris mess?”
Because Raheem Morris had a 10-6 season with that quarterback, and Greg Schiano has talent in ways that Morris could never have dreamed. Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson, Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, Carl Nicks, and the list goes on.
It would be truly disappointing if a quarterback who set franchise records and had a 10-6 season with borderline Pro Bowl numbers is the excuse for a head coach with a flawed system to stay around a year longer than he should. Greg Schiano should have to earn his return by showing improvement and proving that his system is what’s best for the future of this franchise.
Ultimately this may be the usual “vote of confidence” that comes with struggling head coaches in an attempt to keep the fans happy during the season. But there’s a concern that Greg Schiano is going to get a free pass for another frustrating season, and that’s not a sign of a progressive franchise that truly wants to use the plethora of talent on its roster.
There is too much talent on this team for excuses.