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Buccaneers fired Lovie Smith over the phone

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Rick Stroud

Update: According to Pro Football Talk, the Bucs requested a meeting with Lovie Smith by phone at which point he smelled a rat and just asked them to tell it to him straight. A little better.

So, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently fired Lovie Smith over the phone. At night.

Yeesh, that's ugly. And a good indication that his was a rushed decision made in reaction to some news -- likely the news that the Dolphins wanted to interview Dirk Koetter for their head coaching position. You couldn't have waited until he came in in the morning, Glazers?