Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
As a Bucs fan, given the rumors that they're turning the team over to Raheem Morris, I see the situation as thus:
1.) Glazers felt the franchise was stagnating - and they wouldn't be wrong on this one. The team is starting to resemble the Dungy squads that were just good enough to make the playoffs and get knocked out in Rd. 1 without a whimper.
2.) Gruden & Allen didn't have a plan they liked to rebuild the franchise.
3.) Glazers see Mike Tomlin (young former Bucs assistant) succeeding in Pittsburgh and don't want to see Raheem Morris leave the organization the same way.
What I have been hearing on ESPN radio, apparently Gruden got into a heated exchange with Joel Glazer and that is what led to his dismissal. He said the magic word that led him to the unemployment line.
I think Tampa needs to go in a new direction overall anyways. One thing I have always liked about Gruden is that he seems to get the best out of any QB that he has ever coached. Rich Gannon, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Garcia off the top of my head. Too bad Chris Simms never panned out.