LOOK: Buccaneers players react with shock on Twitter to Lovie Smith firing
Buccaneers players were absolutely shocked by the firing of Lovie Smith on Wednesday night.
After the team announced Smith's dismissal just after 10:15 p.m. ET, several players took to Twitter, and based on their reaction, they had no idea the firing was coming.
Let's start with defensive tackle Akeem Spence.
Well I'll be damn !!! Smh— Akeem spence (@AkeemSpence) January 7, 2016
That pretty much summed up the reaction of almost everyone on the team who tweeted something out on Wednesday night.
Oh wow— Brandon Myers (@myersb83) January 7, 2016
SHOCKED !!— Donovan Smith (@DSmith_76) January 7, 2016
WOW THIS IS CRAZY— Major Wright (@LilMade21) January 7, 2016
I DON'T KNOW!!— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) January 7, 2016
However, not everyone was surprised by the firing. Tim Jennings, who was released by the team in November, says he saw this coming.
No surprise to me!!— Tim Jennings (@HennOrJenn26) January 7, 2016
No disrespect— Tim Jennings (@HennOrJenn26) January 7, 2016
Tight end Brandon Myers also seems to have a replacement in mind.
Dirk has been the man since he walked in the door— Brandon Myers (@myersb83) January 7, 2016
The person who took the firing the hardest was probably Pro Bowl linebacker Lavonte David.
First, David expressed his shock.
Then, the Bucs linebacker implied that there were people who wanted Lovie out.
After that, he took a swipe at the organization for having so many coaches in just five years.
David has since deleted all of his tweets related to the firing.
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