Good riddance, Chucky. Thanks for the mammaries... er, memories and don't let the door hit you on your way out!!!
Best part is also firing Bruce Allen. If Gruden were willing to JUST do his job and coach the team, I wouldn't have a problem with him, but GruAllen was a two headed monster that did way too much damage to the franchise to keep them.
Very few players developed (particularly, not a single QB. He's just played musical chairs with a bunch of vets), way too many mediocre drafts and always blaming our poor play on the final months on injuries. Oh, and we haven't won a single playoff game since the SB.
In fact, seems like the Glazers talked with most players on the roster before making this move, and most of them agreed that the team needed a change at HC. Also, most of them were really vocal about promoting Raheem Morris to become the new HC.
I love this quote from Joel Glazer about the firing:
"This is a town that appreciates good football, wants to win, wants to win a championship bad, and once you have that in your fan base, that’s all you can ask for. We feel the same way as our fans, and they want a winner. They want to win so badly and we want to help deliver it to them."
In other words, ENOUGH WITH ALL THOSE BS EXCUSES OF GRUALLEN. It's time to start building another winner. And the Glazers just proved they do care about winning, because these two firings are gonna cost them around $25 million.
As for his replacement, Raheem will be given the chance. I think it might be too early for a guy that has never been a coordinator before (at the NFL level), but there are a lot of similarities between him and Mike Tomlin. I'm pretty sure the Glazers will make this move to keep him before any other team signs him to become their HC. And I gotta say I love the idea.
Also, Mark Dominik will become the new GM of the Bucs. Don't know much about him other than he has a great rep as talent evaluator. He also was the second choice of the Chiefs in case Pioli decided to not sign there, so he has a good rep around the league.
A brand new era is about to start for Bucs football!!!