Greg Schiano Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Buccaneers Coach
In a development that may surprise Greg Schiano and no one else, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach's job is not safe.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport spoke with Buccaneers sources Thursday that said there is "no guarantee" Schiano will even make it through the season. Those sources say that Schiano could lose his job if the Buccaneers suffer a string of embarrassing losses, show lack of effort, and there is an "obvious loss of the locker room" including current players speaking out against Schiano.
Bleacher Report's Aaron Nagler gives his take on the situation:
From The Pewter Report's Gil Arcia:
Question: Does the team believe in the scheme/staff? Revis: I don't know.— Gil Arcia (@GilArciaPR) October 25, 2013
Back in late September, when the wheels were already starting to fall off in Tampa Bay, Schiano, via Rosenthal, said he wasn't worried about his job security.
But that's really just something you have to say. In reality, the Buccaneers' second-year coach should undoubtedly be worried.
The Bucs entered 2013 with loads of optimism. Schiano took the team from four wins to seven in his first season in 2012, and with young, skill-position players expected to take another step forward and the addition of elite secondary players Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson in the offseason, expectations were high.
But here we are in late October, and the Bucs are still winless at 0-6.
Quarterback Josh Freeman was jettisoned out of town after a poor start and a highly publicized falling out with the organization. The defense has played poorly over the last couple of weeks. And, most recently, NFL.com's Michael Silver reported Schiano is losing his locker room.
"'How bad is it there? It's worse than you can imagine,' says one NFL player who spent 2012 with the Bucs. 'It's like being in Cuba.'"
It only seems like a matter of time. If the players despise Schiano as much as Silver reports, and if his "seat" is as hot as Rapoport says, then it would be shocking if he made it through the entire season.
As CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora points out, the maligned head coach could even be fired as early as this week:
Agree with @PriscoCBS that if the Bucs lose ugly again tonite, could be Schiano's last game. I'm not a Wannstedt guy but he could interim— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 24, 2013
Even if he does get the team its first win of the season on Thursday night, Schiano has very little room for error going forward.
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