Greg Schiano could be fired mid-season, according to report

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A report indicates there's "no guarantee" Greg Schiano will keep his job through the end of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano may not retain his job through the end of the 2013 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

No coach is guaranteed to keep his job following an 0-6 start, but in this case there are extenuating circumstances. Schiano has alienated himself from his players and a report Thursday indicated he has lost the team's locker room following a series of events that led to the release of quarterback Josh Freeman. One player likened playing in Tampa Bay to "being in Cuba," referencing the coach's totalitarian approach to leadership.

The Buccaneers are 7-15 since Schiano became head coach in 2012. Tampa Bay played well early in his tenure, and looked like a playoff team, but lost five of its last six games to finish at 7-9. Uneven quarterback play carried into the 2013 season, where the struggling offense ranks 31st in yards and points, respectively.

Tampa Bay's struggles extend beyond football circles, as a radio station felt strongly enough about Schiano's job status that a billboard appeared calling for the coach to be fired.

The Buccaneers face the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football and it remains to be seen if a loss to a divisional opponent on national TV will be enough to force ownership to part ways with its embattled head coach.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Week 8 picks: Halfway there | Watchability

Breaking Madden: The Buccaneers and their 44 Greg Schianos | More

Geno Smith's golden opportunity | Gang Green Nation

Fumblr: Celebrating the unbeaten Chiefs

NFL Power Rankings: We have a new No. 1

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.