NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora and Michael Lombardi are stationed in the NFL Media newsroom Monday as they track all the coach, front-office and player movement following the final day of the regular season. Watch NFL Network and check back with this blog for the latest.
Apparently, the Glazer family decided the time is now to start fresh in Tampa.
La Canfora reports that Raheem Morris and his entire staff were let go Monday following a season in which the Buccaneers lost their final 10 game to finish at 4-12.
The team later confirmed the move.
“This was not a move that the Glazer family planned on or wanted to make,” La Canfora said. “They bought into this idea of ‘yungry,’ a young, hungry group of players and coaches building together. But you lose 10 straight games, you’re blown out of most of them, you’re trailing 42-0 to an Atlanta team last week that you actually beat earlier in this season when you were 4-2. Everything fell apart.”
The Bucs had trouble selling tickets this season, and there’s speculation the team will attempt to regalvanize the fanbase by going for a “big fish” to replace Morris. Jeff Fisher and Bill Cowher are two potential candidates with a winning pedigree. The team previously flirted with Cowher when the Bucs struggled in Morris’ first season with the team in 2009.
“Going with another inexperienced coordinator would be a very difficult sell based on the way things fell apart here this season,” La Canfora added.