Is it possible that the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t see things the way that 90% of the fanbase do? Or have they given the “dreaded vote of confidence” to Greg Schiano?
Rather than speaking publicly about the state of their franchise, the Glazer family reportedly met with Greg Schiano, who in turn met with the team to inform them that they’re “stuck with him.” This report comes from Jay Glazer (no relation) via Pro Football Talk.
What could this mean? And why is this the only sort of information we’ve heard from the Glazer family? The team is mired in an awful losing streak and is the laughingstock of the NFL. Attentions have shifted away from the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars, who seem to have a plan in place, to focus on the wasted talent in Tampa Bay.
Fans in Tampa are sick of Schiano, as every poll on the topic that’s posted online receives 80 to 90 percent support for firing the second-year head coach for Tampa Bay.
Even national media types and fans of rival teams see the issue with Schiano. Take for instance the top comment on the Pro Football Talk article linked above:
- Saints fan here, I feel for you bucs fans. Hang in there.
For the sake of the future of the franchise, we should hope this confidence from Greg Schiano is just his interpretation of some sort of ultimatum from the Glazers about his future.
Becuase if the Glazers are committed to Greg Schiano beyond the 2013 season, the Tampa Bay fanbase is going to turn against the franchise in a serious way. That will cut into profits as the fans lose interest in supporting the team that they perceive is being poorly run despite a wealth of talent.
Every day that Greg Schiano remains the head coach of the Buccaneers is another day that we all must wonder if the owners trust him to remain the leader of this team for another season. Logic tells us that Schiano does not have a future with the team, but logic would also say that firing Jon Gruden and promoting Raheem Morris to head coach doesn’t make sense.
We’ll keep you updated as new information on this situation is made available.