So, first things first: Lovie Smith is not going to be fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It doesn't matter that he's the head coach of the worst team in the league, the Glazers have never fired a coach after just one season and they're not about to admit fault after just one year with a head coach who has been highly successful in the past.
But that doesn't mean they shouldn't really fire Lovie Smith. There are mitigating circumstances, of course. The Bucs have been very hard-hit by injuries, including one to their offensive coordinator. Most of their personnel moves on offense backfired this offseason, which is an indictment of the personnel moves but not necessarily Lovie Smith. And the defense has actually played quite well over the second half of the season. And this was Lovie Smith's first season.
But at the end of the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-13, and likely 2-14. They're one of the two worst teams in the NFL. And teams like that usually fire their head coaches, for good reason. Because their head coaches tend not to actually be any good.
So here's my question to you: should the Buccaneers fire Lovie Smith?