The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended the season with only four wins, and that has resulted in the firing of both their head coach and their GM.
Greg Schiano and Mark Dominik won’t be returning to their jobs in 2014, and though the team made some improvements in the second half of the season after a 0-8 start, the organization made the right call parting ways with the two leaders behind another disappointing year for the Bucs’ fans.
Greg Schiano was quite successful at the college level. While some might argue that the team was completely different in the second part of the year where they played .500 level football, it just wasn’t enough to keep his job safe and for good reasons. The Buccaneers have top-shelf talent on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense — an area where they didn’t shine as expected.
With players like Lavonte David, Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis among the best at their position, the Buccaneers should’ve been one of the best teams in the NFL in terms of defense. Tampa also has upcoming stars on offense like rookie QB Mike Glennon, RB Doug Martin and WR Vincent Jackson so this season didn’t go as the ownership expected record-wise.
Coupling the bad performances on the field with problems off of it – many complained about the coaching style of Schiano – make it clear the Buccaneers made the right call parting ways with the two visible heads behind this project. The team is simply loaded with talent, and maybe a fresh start is what the organization needs to take the next step.