By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Greg Schiano says that the “Fire Schiano” signs at Raymond James Stadium and across Tampa does not bother him.
And it does not appear like the Bucs will fire Schiano on Friday. But according to several sources, the Bucs could fire Schiano before the end of the season.
Right now, the Bucs are 0-7 and are tied with fellow Florida team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are also 0-7. The Bucs suffered their seventh straight loss after losing 31-13 to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network.
The Bucs have not won a game since December 30th, 2012 against the Atlanta Falcons. In that game, the Bucs won 22-17 to finish the season with a 7-9 record.
However, one has to go all the way back to November 11th, 2012 to find the Bucs last win at Raymond James Stadium. In that game against the San Diego Chargers, the Bucs won 34-24.
Since that time, the Bucs are also 0-7 at their home stadium. This is the longest home losing streak since the 1976-77 season when the Bucs wore their old orange jerseys.
In 2009, the Bucs cleared house by firing head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. Then, under the new administration led by head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik, the team went 3-13.
This season, the team may not make it to 3-13 as they have a daunting test still left. In addition, the team has won 39% of their regular season games since 1976.
Current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is the lone college coach in recent history to do good in the NFL. The jury is still out on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, who both left college for jobs in the NFL this year.
However, Schiano is the 13th successful college coach to fail in the NFL. Here is the list of the previous 12 successful college coaches that failed in the NFL.
Steve Spurrier, Washington Redskins
Mike Riley, San Diego Chargers
Lou Holtz, New York Jets
Nick Saban, Miami Dolphins
Pete Carroll, New York Jets and the New England Patriots. (He has done better in his third tenure in the NFL now as the Seattle Seahawks head coach)
Butch Davis, Cleveland Browns
Bobby Petrino, Atlanta Falcons
Dennis Erickson, Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers
Frank Kush, Indianapolis Colts
Bud Wilkinson, St. Louis Cardinals
Dick MacPherson, New England Patriots
Rich Brooks, St. Louis Rams