The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.
The move was announced moments ago, and only minutes after we called the team’s P.R. office to explore rumors that Jagodzinski had been dismissed.
We had received a couple of uncorroborated tips that Jagodzinski was being let go. But since we’re now quasi-journalists, yours truly called One Buc Place, asked for the P.R. office, and inquired about the rumor. I was told that the team “doesn’t have anything on that” at the present time.
And then, literally within minutes, the press release was e-mailed.
(We’re not saying we were lied to. We’re just saying that they’ve apparently got some fast typists in Tampa.)
Quarterbacks coach Greg Olson has been promoted into the job, and he will continue to coach the quarterbacks.
The reason for the move isn’t known. ESPN’s Adam Schefter speculates that there was friction between Jagodzinski and Olson, and that Jagodzinski perhaps wasn’t on board with the decision to name Byron Leftwich the starting quarterback.