Re: Gruden Fired
True, Gruden always got the most out of the QBs under his watch, but he was so mercurial in his handling of them that it was difficult for the team to develop any stability under center.
Brad Johnson wins a Super Bowl and is cast aside after 1 more season.
Bruce Gradkowski is given the chance to play as a rookie because Gruden wants to develop him, then is tossed aside for Jeff Garcia less than a season later.
Garcia leads the team to the playoffs and is benched the next season after 1 mediocre game vs. New Orleans.
Stuff like that wears on the fans, had to wear on the owners and players too I imagine.
The other point that needs to be made re: Tampa Bay is the new hire of Raheem Morris as head coach. Dude is 32 years old -- I think Derrick Brooks has awards on his shelf that are older than him. He has never been a coordinator anywhere in the NFL before and his resume is really paper thin.
Really a strange move for the Glazers and the franchise on this one. Very much akin to the Raiders hiring the underqualified Lane Kiffin 2 years ago.
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