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Buccaneers fire coach Greg Schiano, G.M. Mark Dominik

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are cleaning house.

The Bucs have fired both head coach Greg Schiano and General Manager Mark Dominik, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports first reported and the team has announced.

Considering that the Buccaneers just finished a 4-12 season, the news can’t be viewed as a surprise. But there was some sentiment that Schiano might have saved his job when the Bucs started playing better football over the second half of the season, and Dominik was viewed as at least having a chance to get another year.

Instead, the Glazer family that owns the Bucs have decided to scrap the whole thing and start over from scratch. For this franchise that has missed the playoffs in each of the last six seasons, it’s back to the drawing board. Again.

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79 Responses to “Buccaneers fire coach Greg Schiano, G.M. Mark Dominik”
  1. scoops1 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:45 AM

    Josh Freeman…the only QB who can get 2 different head coaches fired in one season…

  2. seatownballers says: Dec 30, 2013 11:45 AM

    They keep dropping like flies

  3. gokafilm says: Dec 30, 2013 11:46 AM

    Josh Freeman…Coach Killer!!!

  4. thesmartest1 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:46 AM

    Bill Polian probably has a place in South Florida….

  5. mizzousooner says: Dec 30, 2013 11:46 AM

    You’ve got to have, or be allowed to develop a QB in this league.

  6. rubenxx7 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    Swartz is next!

  7. tvjules says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    On deck: Jim Schwartz

  8. junglerat524 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    This has Jay Gruden written all over it.

  9. bigdawg24 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    Maybe Glazer can bring in some of the Manchester United chaps to help run the front office, and spray some Lysol to help get rid of the MRSA

  10. buckeye1nation says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    Welcome to Tampa Jay Gruden..

  11. floratiotime says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    He’s not an NFL caliber coach. Way over his head.

  12. jamnastyjay says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    Best news I’ve heard all day! Schiano was a cancer and Dominik made some poor decisions during his tenure. Clean house!

  13. sboy2012 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    for the love of god this should have happened months ago

  14. ravenswhat says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    I’m sure him wearing a Penn St U jacket around the office the past few days didn’t help either…

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    Just heard the news and had to turn off the NFL Network when somebody was trying to defend Dominik. Well it’s about time that they fired this god-awful GM, it is just so displeasing to me to see any team employ a terrible GM, so I’m glad this one is out, now if only the rest of the teams could follow suit. Hopefully Tampa hires a smart GM this time around, we need better competition from you!

  16. tubbman27 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    Good, he’s not wired for the college game. Bucks should’ve never fired Rahieem Morris.

  17. qweststrike2008 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    How this franchise ever won a Super Bowl is beyond me….

  18. ballsoharduniversity52 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    Jon Gruden anyone ?

  19. wvuandsteelers says: Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    They should have never fired Chucky

  20. fsu01 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    Interesting move. I hope whoever they bring into the fold can get this team to where it was in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

  21. charleythedinosaur says: Dec 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    I bet the Patriots are sad to hear this news

  22. bucrightoff says: Dec 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    Had to be both. Dominik doesn’t deserve 3 chances at a head coach. Schiano obviously lands at Penn State now.

  23. pgolf3 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:51 AM

    dont like seeing people be fired, but is there anyone who deserved it more. he alienated everyone.

  24. jbl429 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    Upon hearing the news Schiano dove at the knees of Malcolm Glazer in a last ditch attempt at saving his job.

  25. whatnojets says: Dec 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    I guess Revis must have insisted on having a new HC next year or otherwise he would “hold out” again!

  26. dman40 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    Yes the Bucs played better in the 2nd half of the season. But 4-12 and the possibility that Schiano might leave on his own to go to PSU! The Glazer family made the right choice!

  27. jmac1013 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    ravenswhat says:
    Dec 30, 2013 11:49 AM
    I’m sure him wearing a Penn St U jacket around the office the past few days didn’t help either…
    ======================
    As a PSU Alum I can say dear God NO.

  28. nfloracle says: Dec 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    Too bad we can’t fire the owners and send them packing to London.

  29. gbrown23 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    Finally cleared up that staff infection!!

  30. ryann252013 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:54 AM

    Schiano was a bit cancerous not due to his attitude but the events that transpired during the earlier part of the year. It always just felt awkward over there because even though the players shouldn’t there is still some guys in the bucs facility who liked Freeman. Dominik shouldn’t be gone IMO he seems to be a great talent evaluator. I’m not a Bucs fan I’m actually a NYJ but I follow Tampa to check up on Revis from time to time.

    Good luck to Greg Schiano and his family he should start a dynasty at PSU and good luck to Dominik he will find an FO job in no time!

  31. turrrds says: Dec 30, 2013 11:55 AM

    Im not even a Nice fan, and I let out a happy “Yes!” When I read this.

  32. sillec28 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:55 AM

    “How this franchise ever won a Super Bowl is beyond me…”

    They scored more points than the Raiders.

  33. realfootballfan says: Dec 30, 2013 11:55 AM

    Toes on the line.

  34. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Dec 30, 2013 11:56 AM

    I was driving by some people standing in the unemployment line and thought to myself…. ‘This situation NEEDS Greg Schiano’

    -The Glazers

  35. ctgiant says: Dec 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    This punk Coach finally got what he asked for!
    In the Giants game his diving into a kneel down situation was as low as it gets, and now, he can take that with him!
    Good Luck, you fool!
    THE CT GIANT

  36. toybkshr says: Dec 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    The Glazers probably decided for sure after watching Talib & Blount yesterday!

  37. orivar says: Dec 30, 2013 11:59 AM

    We’re down four coaches so far! Who else? Come on, I know a random firing has to be in there somewhere.

  38. seatownballers says: Dec 30, 2013 12:00 PM

    Schiano would be upgrade in Minnesota

  39. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Dec 30, 2013 12:03 PM

    This clown should have never been an NFL coach. He wins one more game than he lost in college and has an abysmal conference record and somehow lands an NFL head coaching gig? Who’s toes did he have on the line for that one?

    What a joke.

  40. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 30, 2013 12:06 PM

    Toes on the MRSA

  41. grruffgrruff says: Dec 30, 2013 12:08 PM

    @orivar says:
    Dec 30, 2013 11:59 AM
    We’re down four coaches so far! Who else? Come on, I know a random firing has to be in there somewhere.

    You’re right! It only took 3 min…

  42. kitnamania13 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:08 PM

    I hope Schiano never gets another job in football. Not in the NFL, not in college, not in High School, not in Pop Warner. If Penn State hires him, it will be the second-dumbest thing they’ve ever done.

  43. xxsweepthelegxx says: Dec 30, 2013 12:09 PM

    sillec28 says:
    Dec 30, 2013 11:55 AM
    “How this franchise ever won a Super Bowl is beyond me…”

    They scored more points than the Raiders.
    ================
    A lot more too. Bucs D scored as many as Raiders O…laughable SB

  44. clarencewhorley says: Dec 30, 2013 12:09 PM

    This basically means that the new GM/Coach will decide if they use the 7th pick for a QB, or roll the dice one more year with Glennon.

    This team has some young talent, still needs a OLB/DE that scares people. I suspect Revis will be much better next year and their safeties are awesome. Huge fan of this defense if they can get a game changer at OLB

    I would have kept Schiano for one more year because I don’t think the QB talent is very good in the draft, would have given Glennon 1 more year under the same coach to see if he is any good.

  45. @Cereal_22 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:10 PM

    Why ever take an NFL coaching job if there is no QB in place ? This team showed heart & got better as the season progressed despite being limited in talent. No Fun League aka Not Fair League…

  46. sinkit5 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:10 PM

    another one of belecicks disciples takes a fall.. he was the one who endorsed him for the job.

  47. 6ball says: Dec 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    .

    Dominik drafted Freeman and Schiano was stuck with him. A drowning man will take others down in an attempt to save himself.
    All the coaches fired seem to have problems at one position :QB

    .

  48. thetooloftools says: Dec 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    Nobody wants to coach for the Glazers. They will take their $, but Tampa just spins it’s wheels year after year.

  49. nickp91 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:11 PM

    GREG SCHIANO HAS BEEN FIRED THANK YOU GOD!

  50. mogogo1 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:12 PM

    Raheem Morris must be smiling. All those leaked stories with Dominik’s fingerprints on them about how out-of-control things were under Morris really look funny now. Still total losers, but with a sterner hand on the helm, eh Dominik?

  51. bucrightoff says: Dec 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    Oh and if the Bucs hire Lovie Smith you can kiss the fanbase goodbye. Another defensive coach? Ok then, that sure fixes one of the 3 worst offenses in football…

  52. eamadden00 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:15 PM

    This coach is a bum… maybe he should worry about player that can walk

  53. sandersmarcus10 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:15 PM

    QB is needed, get a real vet then draft a guy that you can groom, team is ready to win just no leadership.

  54. cheapglazers says: Dec 30, 2013 12:18 PM

    That is so sad that the glazers fired Mark Dominik just to blame shift their own failure as terrible owners!

  55. MichaelEdits says: Dec 30, 2013 12:25 PM

    Bring back John McKay

  56. rodh32340 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:29 PM

    This decision was necessary and overdue, Schiano came in like some mafia boss and you cannot handle pro players that way! It may have worked at Rutgers and maybe he’ll get lucky at Penn State, but he needs to get back to college where he can intimidate kids.

  57. eamadden00 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:30 PM

    Lol we were doomed when we went with crippled players

  58. tigerlilac says: Dec 30, 2013 12:33 PM

    Schiano went 4-4 over the last eight games after replacing Freeman with a rookie (and not one that came into the league with high expectations). Five of their losses were by a touchdown or less. Franchises that continually fire coaches, especially ones that inherit weak quarterbacks, are destined to a cycle of losing. Bucs’ fans are kidding themselves that the coach was the problem in Tampa. Remember, Art Modell fired Bill Belichick after Modell ripped the heart out of the Browns and the city of Cleveland by announcing he was moving the team and then asking Belichick to win in that circus.

  59. cheapglazers says: Dec 30, 2013 12:40 PM

    Sell the Bucs! Restore pride to Tampa Bay!

  60. jm91rs says: Dec 30, 2013 12:50 PM

    A mediocre college coach with a below average program in a weak conference couldn’t cut it in the NFL? Who would have thought?

  61. jerrahsucks says: Dec 30, 2013 1:15 PM

    This what you should expect when a team is run by Jay Glazer.

  62. quickstrong says: Dec 30, 2013 1:28 PM

    It’s a BUCS life!

  63. psousa1 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:28 PM

    New England just lost their feeder system

  64. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:28 PM

    And the circus that follows Mevis keeps on giving,I’m sure getting torched yesterday 3 times was the contracts fault.
    Don’t fault you for wanting to get paid its a short life in the NFL, it’s the way you go about it.

  65. quickstrong says: Dec 30, 2013 1:35 PM

    Same record same story next year just another low budget coach. The BUCS organization has never been a consistent contender in anything except blowing first round draft choices.

  66. ldavid69 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:38 PM

    Get rid of Mike Glennon as well. The only qb that dives before reaching the first down marker.

  67. mrbigass says: Dec 30, 2013 1:53 PM

    Well, it begs the question.

    Who is going to clean the building now? Oh, now I get it……..

  68. pftmaniac says: Dec 30, 2013 2:06 PM

    Toes on the unemployment line!

  69. bobzilla1001 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:37 PM

    Mr. Schiano: Penn State University is on Line 3.

  70. liner1900 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:38 PM

    Hire Jay Gruden. His parents & brother live in Tampa. He has history in Orlando.

  71. fsu01 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:48 PM

    Not suggesting this should happen… but a thought entered my head and that is of the president of the cross-town AFL team the Tampa Bay Storm. Is it possible that position would have prepared Derrick Brooks for a position such as Bucs GM (yes I realize there is a huge difference between the two)?

  72. Organic-boy says: Dec 30, 2013 3:03 PM

    No sympathy for Schiano here.

    The guy that orders his defense to dive at other players knees during a kneel-down… Bush league.

    He belongs back coaching college- he is not NFL caliber by any means.

    Goodbye dirt-ball.

  73. qoojo says: Dec 30, 2013 3:15 PM

    I thought this guy was the biggest coaching joke in the nfl.

  74. dpdonny says: Dec 30, 2013 3:18 PM

    Thanks for the Blount trade.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Belichick

  75. dvh1100 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:27 PM

    Bring back Gruden; and make him the GM too!!!!!

  76. eamadden00 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    Now he can join Legrand doing SUBWAY commercials, lol

  77. coloradobucsfan says: Dec 30, 2013 4:50 PM

    Please bring back Gruden, I don’t care what it takes!

  78. quickstrong says: Dec 30, 2013 4:50 PM

    the radio is saying candidates now are Lovie and Raheem and Tebow and Freeman

  79. sactogary says: Dec 30, 2013 5:31 PM

    Time for a GM and coach who will support Tebow, and give the best read-option QB in history a chance to see if this thing can work in the NFL. What’s the worst that can happen? Three more years of mediocrity? That’s probably going to happen anyway.

    Tebow will never be a successful pocket passer – that’s obvious. But with minimal front office support in Denver, be took them to the playoffs after a 1-4 start. Blah blah Prater, blah blah defense – yes, it’s a team sport, but every one of those fourth quarter & overtime victories involved CLUTCH quarterback play when the game was on the line. Every one of them. Deny all you want, but ask Cowboy fans about the importance of clutch QBs.

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