In the wake of reports that Greg Schiano is safe in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers, Max Luckan of the National Football Post and 98.7 the Fan in Tampa reported that his sources have information which conflicts with the news reported by FOX and ESPN.
Here are the tweets from Luckan:
This is encouraging news, as Schiano’s status shouldn’t have been decided already, especially not before a tough division game against a Saints team which blew them out last season in New Orleans.
But if this is the reason why Schiano gets to stay, it shouldn’t be surprising that he gets to stay. Placing the blame for a 4-12 or 5-11 season on a quarterback who only started three games (which included two near-victories surrendered in the final minute) seems like an incredibly ignorant way to run a franchise.
Speaking of an ignorant way to run a franchise…
Taking weeks to evaluate the status of Schiano would be mind-bogglingly stupid. Why on Earth should the Buccaneers wait until all of the good coaching candidates are scooped up before making a move?
This may be the best chance for fans to see a new coach on the sideline in 2014. Schiano’s connections to Penn State may draw him back to the college ranks, a place where he has previously admitted he’d rather be. Penn State can offer a competitive contract to the Tampa Bay head coach, and it would save the Glazers the embarrassment of firing yet another head coach.
Stay tuned, as this story definitely isn’t over yet.
Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers