In the early hours of Black Monday Tampa Bay's head coach Greg Schiano received a call that he would not be coaching the team anymore. After an 11-21 career record at Tampa, we felt like we needed a new start. Schiano had a promising start, seeming to have a perfect draft, and starting off 6-3 things looked promising then turned dark quickly losing seven games in a row, but he was still respected and fans were hopeful for 2013. After a respectable off season which included grabbing Revis, and a few other key players Tampa was expected to finish around 9-7. Things certainly pan out that way. After news of MRSA the Josh Freeman carousel and starting off 0-8 Schiano seemed to be gone, but after stringing together a few wins fans seemed unsure if they wanted Schiano back. After getting blowout in our last two games a changing of coaches seemed probable. Schiano established his team, which is actually pretty talented, but who's suitable for a takeover.
Lovie Smith. Smith certainly looks to be a favorite for the job, once being an assistant at the Bay he has worked with Rich Mckay and he is an established coach having gone to a Super Bowl having a career record of 81-63 and three playoff appearances. The main connection between the last tow coaches for Tampa was the lack of head coach experience in the NFL. Morris and Schiano both were first time Head Coaches and we see how that turned out. Lovie is a defense mind though and we really need an offensive scheme. Although everyone would benefit from Lovie. Hiring Probability: 75%
Jay Gruden. Now I for one wouldn't want Jay Gruden as our Head Coach the rumor is being tossed around. A brother to Tampa Bay's Super Bowl coach John Gruden has an inside track on the job. Being the Bengals offensive coordinator the last season he has brought the Bengals offense to a high point. Working with a young quarterback like Andy Dalton, he could come over and show Glennon a thing or two. Gruden would be a decent move for the Bucs but maybe in a different position. Hiring Probability 5%
Josh McDaniels. Last but not least we have Josh McDaniels. An offense mastermind at New England he was once the coach for the Broncos, but we all know how that played out. Ever since then he has stayed low, and lived "the Patriot Way" He has grown humble and could be a perfect fit for our talented Bucs team in need of direction. It would be a bold move but lately the Bucs have been pretty bold. It could truly be a good move, or a disastrous one. With experience and an ability to blow the trigger the Buccaneers should seriously look into it. Probability 20%
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