The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled the trigger on Lovie Smith a few days after the season, but it's not clear they really should have. After all, the head coach had a bad record and had run a bad defense for two years, but there was also a decent chance the team would turn it around next season -- especially if they retained
That's going to be a lot more difficult with a new head coach, because new head coaches bring roster turnover and an adjustment period. Not always, mind you, but early success is far from guaranteed. Then again, Lovie Smith's two-year (and counting) adjustment period wasn't exactly working out either.
So what do you think? Did the Glazers do the right thing by calling it a day on Lovie Smith or no?