The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' slide toward a 0-16 season ended as poetically as it possibly could—with a Darrelle Revis interception.
Revis' pick capped off a winning Monday Night Football performance that both validated and condemned Bucs head coach Greg Schiano.
Revis, the elite defender for whom Schiano and the Bucs paid dearly, finally came through in the 22-19 victory. Third-round rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, in favor of whom Schiano released starter Josh Freeman, flashed more potential. Gerald McCoy, franchise defensive tackle, proved again he can take over a game when it counts.
For Greg Schiano, none of it matters. By Tuesday's morning light, the feel-good story of the Bucs having won a game will revert to the horror story of the Bucs having won one game. Schiano's fate is sealed. Even if the Bucs win out (and they won't), 8-8 is simply not good enough for a team that paid through the nose to acquire win-now talent.