At about 9 p.m. Monday, Tampa Bay finally just got it over with and announced Dungy's firing. Regardless of wether or not he deserved to go, Buccaneer fans now have the soon-to-come Parcells era. I am excited about Parcells (even though I'm dissappointed to see Dungy go), and he is a proven winner. I just hope he is the last piece to this puzzle.
Along with Dungy, the entire offensive coaching staff was let go as well. So, for the fourth straight season, the Bucs will have a new offensive coordinator. That is what I think has actually been a large part of the problem with their offense the last couple of years.
"A lot of guys on this team have a lot of bark, but no bite. Guys have to just shut up and play." -- WR Keyshawn Johnson, following the playoff loss to Philadelphia
While I don't think he DESERVED to be fired, I think he SHOULD have been fired (does that distinction make sense?). It's time for a change at the top after their continued playoff disasters.
Even though Dungy is rumored to be headed to Indy, which would seem to be a great fit for him (he can build the defense while the offense is already great), don't you think he'd love to end up in Carolina, so that he could play Tampa Bay twice each year in the NFC South?
Maybe not, but some bumps were of their own making and others could have been avoided by spending some draft picks more wisely. Between the 2006 and 2007 drafts they only really hit on Maroney, Gostkowski and Merriweather.