I'm sorry, firing an offensive coordinator a little over one week before the start of the regular season is not a good idea. This cannot, and will not, end up well for the Tampa Bay Bucs. I don't know why Jeff Jagodzinski was fired, but I had someone tell me today that it was because his offense was "too simplistic," whatever that means. Just asking, but don't you think someone should have known what that offense was going to look like before hiring the guy? I covered the San Diego Chargers in 1991 when, one game into the season, they fired their offensive coordinator, thinking it would somehow make things different. It didn't. The team was 4-12, and head coach Dan Henning got canned. Raheem Morris isn't going to get canned; but firing his offensive coordinator the week before the season opener and replacing him with the quarterbacks coach is a signal that the players aren't the only ones who need to get their timing down. I know, Todd Haley did the same thing in Kansas City this week, and that makes no sense, either. I guess I just wonder why you wait this long to make that decision ... or why Haley agreed to retain Chan Gailey way back when if he had questions about the play calling. At least there Haley takes over the play calling; in Tampa, it's just another job on Greg Olson's plate, and good luck.
About that timing, Tampa
Posted on: September 3, 2009 1:35 pm