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Bucs fire successful OL coach

Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:42 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Buccaneers have made an interesting – and if by interesting, I mean strange – decision to fire OL coach Pete Mangurian.

Considering, as the Tampa Tribune writes, he “took a young, patchwork group last season and molded a unit that ranked eighth in the league in rushing while protecting quarterback Josh Freeman effectively,” it doesn’t make much sense, on the surface, to pink-slip Mangurian.

Plus, Mangurian had to deal with injuries to C Jeff Faine, G Davin Joseph and T Jeremy Youngblood, and still, the Buccaneers averaged 4.6 yards per carry this year – a club record.

“I am pretty surprised,'' Faine told the paper. "It definitely caught me off guard.''

But according to the St. Petersburg Times' Stephen Holder, the decision might have been made because of a disconnect between Mangurian and offensive coordinator Greg Olson.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:35 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

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Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2011 11:52 am
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

I don't get it. I hope it works out for them.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

Blount can only do so much...at the goal line he is getting met my linemen falling back into him.  That is on the linemen and the coach.  I agree that the line coach needed to be fired.  The good plays that the RBs had were created by themselves, not because of anything our terrible line did.  They were touted as being great in the preseason and consistantly underwhelmed throughout the year.  Good move by TB.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

??? Whut ??? With this kind of logic, I guess the next step for the Bucs is to hire Jim "Playoffs?!!, P P Playoffs?!!" Mora as there head of Media Relations? Yell



Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

The Bucs not scoring at the goal line didn't have as much to do with the O Line as it did piss poor play calling and our RBs either having happy feet, not being able to bust through, or not being able to fly over. This was a horrible move. 



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

Yeah, 4.6 avg per carry sounds good but why then whenever they got to the goal line they got stuffed? If not for that little problem they could have been a playoff team. You're welcome Atlanta.



Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

This is an example of large egos getting in the way of rational. When you have an o-line coach like Mangurian you find a way to connect, cause a great o-line can make an average o-cordinator look brilliant.

Anyhow, Don't feel bad for Mangurian, he willl find a job soon. However, I do feel bad for all the tampa backs next year.




Since: Jan 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Bucs fire successful OL coach

Pete, thank you for the good work this season. I know I've been extremely critical of your implementation of the zone blocking scheme in the past. But this year you made me a believer.

Unfortunately things didn't workout for you. Typically when the body of work of an individual is up to par within in organization. The reason for termination is either contractual or just some type of HR issue. I pray you land on your feet quickly.

Moving on since we have a job opening! I wonder if we will go after Aaron Kromer. He was with the organization under the Gruden administration.

Also like Pete, Coach Morris has listed him as a good friend. Mike Munchak, and Bill Callahan also come to mind.

Whatever the Front Office decides to do on the matter. I'm sure many of us will back them 100%. Because we know the organization will do whatever is necessary to protect our Franchise quarterback. Through the burden of proof they have shown us all that this year. And have made many of us proud Buc's fans.

GO BUC"S 1976-to-Infinity!!!



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