The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun eliminating candidates from their list of prospective head coaches. The first coach to be told he's out of the running is Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
With the Indianapolis Colts reportedly hiring Chuck Pagano the Buccaneers are the only NFL team without a head coach. Their search has taken over three weeks, and it still isn't finished. According to Rick Stroud we should know the finalists for the job within the hour, but deciding on finalists and deciding on the actual head coach are two different things. The Bucs have been thorough and deliberate in their search so far, and it could conceivably take a few weeks before the Bucs decide on a head coach.
As the finalists and eliminations start to leak, we will know who the Bucs want to consider for the job and bring back for possible second and third interviews. Stay tuned.