The Bucs are now 0-7 and with their next game being a road trip to Seattle, there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Fans chanted “fire the coach” after last night’s loss to the Panthers and there have been sightings around Tampa Bay of billboards begging for Greg Schiano to be fired from the head coaching position. That’s fine with Schiano according to NBC Sports.
“It doesn’t affect me. People are certainly entitled to their opinion. Here’s the thing, my whole career – player and a coach – you get up in the morning, you work as hard and as smart as you can. It usually puts you to bed tired and you get up and you do it again and that’s the way I do it. I do it the best we can.”
“Our coaches and players stick together. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way. We’ve just got to keep doing it, look for new ways to make us better and hopefully go get a win in Seattle. You can sit there and cry about it, feel sorry for yourself but that ain’t going to help anything. You just get back to work, get on this tape and get better.”
Is it optimism or hubris? It’s hard to tell, but the Bucs are 7-23 overall with Schiano at the helm. They’ve also lost 12 of their last 13 games. If this is the “winning” football that Schiano describes, then he might need a reality check. It may come sooner than he realizes if the Bucs continue the path of losing that they are currently on.