So the Bucs lost again Thursday night, this time to the Panthers, 31-13. There was only one thing different about this game: it was on national TV, so now everyone knows just how bad Tampa Bay really is. Aside from that, it was the same old, same old that we’ve seen for awhile now.
Did you see some of the fans wearing paper bags over their heads? Did you hear them vaguely chanting “Fire Schiano” at one point? At what point will the Glazers decide that enough is enough? Forget all of the stuff that’s swirling out there about Schiano for just a moment…
Here’s a fact: the guy’s lost 12 of his last 13 games. If that doesn’t get a coach canned then what will?
And yet, you listen to him in his postgame news conference, and he keeps insisting that things will get better. The only way this situation will start to improve is for him to walk the plank. There’s a good chance the Bucs will be 0-8 at the halfway mark, since a trip to Seattle is up next.
The offense has been awful. They didn’t find the end zone until the final minutes of the game, and the issue was already decided by then. Yes, Doug Martin was out, but they haven’t been scoring TD’s even with him in the lineup.
And in the last three games, the defense has given up at least 30 points a game. And the worst part: there isn’t even a glimmer of hope that things are going to get better anytime soon. Schiano may not be the only problem, but he’s got to be the first one to go.
Fire Schiano! We, the fans, are demanding it at this point!
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