According to reports that surfaced on Sunday morning, Greg Schiano will be safe in Tampa Bay and will receive a third season in charge of the Buccaneers despite losing eight straight games to start his season season, and losing 20 of his first 31 games in charge.
Jay Glazer just said Schiano is safe and ownership is HOPING he is successful.
— Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) December 29, 2013
Jay Glazer was the “first” to report the news this morning, and if Gil Arcia’s recollection of his report is correct, and the Glazers are “hoping” he’s successful, it’s a sign that the Glazers are too proud to fire a coach they hired just a couple of seasons ago.
Even more worrying is the logic behind the decision to keep Schiano as reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Mort: Greg Schiano is safe. Josh Freeman sucking in Minnesota helped his cause.
— JoeBucsFan (@JoeBucsFan) December 29, 2013
If the decision to keep Greg Schiano is truly based on Josh Freeman, the Glazers have totally lost their mind. Schiano chose Freeman when he took this job, and failed to get the most out of him. Freeman had one of the best seasons in team history in 2012, and yet was unable to deliver in 2013 under Schiano’s new quarterback coach John McNulty.
I've had more than a few disgruntled current players on that team tell me off-record how unhappy they are with Greg Schiano.
— JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) December 29, 2013
Jenna Laine reports the most troubling issue heading into this offseason. Which players are going to want to come to Tampa Bay via free agency? And will key players who need to be re-signed over the next couple of seasons (like Gerald McCoy) want to stay in Tampa with Schiano still around?
The Glazers are making the wrong decision by keeping Greg Schiano, and apparently they’re also keeping him for the wrong reasons.