The End of Chucky’s reign

January 18, 2009 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

S1006_Bucs_Falcons_EL014.jpgThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Jon Gruden yesterday, along with general manager Bruce Allen. The Bucs did a lot to pry Gruden away from Oakland seven years ago and have him coach in Tampa…which seemed like a great move after Gruden’s first season when he won the Super Bowl.

The team that Gruden coached to the Super Bowl was a team that was assembled by their former head coach Tony Dungy, which created arguments about whether Gruden can build a Super Bowl winning team. After that first successful season, Gruden stuck with a plan of drafting poorly and collecting quarterbacks of all ages. In seven seasons in Tampa, Gruden recorded a 60-57 record.

Gruden’s fiery personality and his close resemblence to horror character “Chucky” made for an entertaining and fun-to-watch head coach. However, the Glazers feel like Tampa Bay can be a powerhouse and can consistently win their division. Gruden did not make the moves that would lead to what the Glazers want. Gruden will probably be a hot coaching candidate for many jobs including the Jets, Rams, and OAKLAND!


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