Last year, the Buccaneers won 10 games. This year, they finished with 10 straight losses.
And so Raheem Morris, as widely expected, has lost his job.
The Buccaneers have announced that Morris has been fired. He had one year left on his contract.
To no surprise, Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the rest of the coaching staff will be fired, too.
Unlike Rams G.M. Billy Devaney, who was fired along with coach Steve Spagnuolo, G.M. Mark Dominik is expected to stay. Dominik received a new contract after the season.
“We want to thank Coach Morris for all his hard work and dedication as head coach of the Buccaneers,” Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a team-issued release.
“I have a lot of respect and appreciation for the passion Coach Morris gave to our football team, but this change is one we felt was necessary,” Dominik said.
Morris coached the team for three seasons. He got the job only weeks after being promoted to the position of defensive coordinator after Monte Kiffin left to join his son, Lane, at Tennessee.