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Doug Williams is out in Tampa

Several media outlets report that former NFL quarterback Doug Williams, the MVP of Super Bowl XXII, has left the Buccaneers.  He has served most recently as director of pro personnel.

The news comes both from Steve Duemig of WDAE and PewterReport.com.  Per Duemig, the Bucs are in the process of restructuring the front office.

Williams previously served as head coach at Grambling from 1998 through 2003.  He reportedly interviewed at Southern University and South Florida before opting to stay with the team at least through the 2010 draft.

UPDATE:  The Bucs have announced the move.  “[G.M.] Mark [Dominik] and I have sat down and talked about my future,” Williams said in a team-issued release.  “After a lot of thought, I felt that it was the right time for me to
look at new options.   I wish nothing but the best for the Buccaneers.”

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22 Responses to “Doug Williams is out in Tampa”
  1. big007hed says: May 11, 2010 4:29 PM

    What a shame, he is an icon in Tampa……

  2. RandySavage says: May 11, 2010 4:30 PM

    I guess it was more of a four-month deal than a one-year deal.

  3. Panda_Claus says: May 11, 2010 4:37 PM

    Doug, welcome back to Washington. You’ll find some familiar names and faces already there.

  4. Devil is in the details says: May 11, 2010 4:42 PM

    Hmm, pretty sure he never signed a one year deal. The team agreed that he should be kept on for the draft and free agency and they mutually decided to discuss his future in May. Obviously that discussion led to the conclusion that he wasn’t going to be there next season.

  5. AllThat says: May 11, 2010 4:45 PM

    Say hello to Albert Haynesworth, but keep your helemt on Doug.

  6. Hap says: May 11, 2010 5:01 PM

    They spend less than anyone perennially and now it’s Doug’s fault.

  7. Okey says: May 11, 2010 5:23 PM

    Sounds like he is beginning to realize that future of the Bucs is very grim and far beyond any help he can give them……….
    NO ONE can blame you Doug!!!

  8. ethan robert says: May 11, 2010 5:28 PM

    “After a lot of money, I felt it was the right time for me to look at new options.”.

  9. Rat says: May 11, 2010 5:56 PM

    How long had he been a black director of player personnel?

  10. GaryClark says: May 11, 2010 6:04 PM

    Williams is the ultimate MACK! Love that guy. Hero to all.

  11. cover2blitz0 says: May 11, 2010 6:08 PM

    best of luck to doug hes a fixture here just like selmon,quarles,etc..

  12. TheToolofTools says: May 11, 2010 6:28 PM

    The further he gets away from the team right now the batter as they are being driven off a cliff.

  13. RED GRANGE says: May 11, 2010 6:54 PM

    @Rat. How long have you been a idiotard? Probably as long as E.Robert.

  14. Tinbender says: May 11, 2010 7:29 PM

    Who’s better off now? You are Doug, no doubt.

  15. Jersuza says: May 11, 2010 8:18 PM

    I’ve always been curious about his role in the front office. How could he have been happy there?
    Fish out of water, in my view. He’s a coach! He’s a role model for young men.

  16. Slow Joe says: May 11, 2010 8:25 PM

    @Rat: I bet only a few other people and myself get that. But I LOL’d.

  17. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 11, 2010 9:03 PM

    RED GRANGE says: May 11, 2010 6:54 PM
    @Rat. How long have you been a idiotard? Probably as long as E.Robert.
    ===================
    holy crap, Red Grange, but you are a dumb-a$$

  18. ShruggingGalt says: May 11, 2010 9:50 PM

    @Rat: +1
    Awesome.

  19. jc1 says: May 11, 2010 10:11 PM

    That was good. That was the Super Bowl interview question. “How does it feel to be a black QB?”

  20. Tinbender says: May 12, 2010 1:15 AM

    jc1 says:
    May 11, 2010 10:11 PM
    That was good. That was the Super Bowl interview question. “How does it feel to be a black QB?”
    __________________________________
    I believe the question was “How long have you been a black quarterback?”
    I maybe wrong about that but damn I remember that first half like it was yesterday

  21. Slow Joe says: May 12, 2010 2:31 AM

    That was good. That was the Super Bowl interview question. “How does it feel to be a black QB?
    Close. The question was “How long have you been a black quarterback?” Which, as you can imagine, is way more ridiculous a question.

  22. 49erFanLivingInDallas says: May 13, 2010 9:05 PM

    I thought that “how long have you been a black quarterback” question was a myth… that it wasn’t actually asked?

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