Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thoughts on Jon Gruden's Firing
Yesterday, Tampa Bay's head coach Jon Gruden was fired. He led the Bucs to a 9-4 record, before losing the last 3 games and missing the playoffs. I have mixed feelings about the firing, but I think it was the right move. First of all, the Bucs started out great this season, but their defense and offense collasped and they lost their final games and missed the playoffs. Gruden should have kept this team together, but he didn't. Inside the locker room, there were mixed feelings about Gruden. Mark Clayton came out and announced he wasn't suprised about the firing. The Glazers family fired Gruden, wanting a change. Joel Glazer, the co-chairman said, "At the end of every season we sit back and look at everything. We did that last year and went forward with the extensions," according to ESPN. Raheem Morris, the Bucs defensive coodinator will replace Jon Gruden as the head coach. Rasheem will do have some trouble, taking over a old team.