A thorough dismantling of Greg Schiano’s Buccaneers would have been satisfying to watch, but it’s not like we haven’t seen that before. No, a novel downfall for this year’s Bucs team is to play well enough to build a prohibitive early lead, only to watch it dissolve into a devastating loss over the course of the second half and overtime.
That’s right. This could have been a redeeming win for Schiano. “Look, despite all the problems and the staph infections, I found a way to win in one of the toughest road environments in the league!” Instead, it’s just another in a string of losses.
Tampa falls to 0-8. Following the Thursday night loss to Carolina made the most sense for firing Schiano in season. So it looks like we’ll spend the second half of the year watching Greg crack down on horseplay as his team tries to match the 2008 Lions as the only 0-16 teams ever.