Chucky Canned! Damn! John Gruden Out of Tampa Bay…

Wow. With the coaching carousel reaching new heights — one of the fascinating coaches I have seen in football has been canned, and I don’t believe it. John “Chucky” Gruden has now been deposed from the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

From CNNsi: In a stunning development that no one in the NFL expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden late Friday afternoon. And in what could be even more of shock, the Bucs plan to replace Gruden with Raheem Morris, who has never been anything more than a position coach in any of his six seasons in the league, SI.com learned Friday night.

Morris, whose ascension up the NFL ladder rivals another former secondary coach — Pittburgh’s Mike Tomlin, who has the Steelers one win away from the Super Bowl — will probably be named the Bucs’ new head coach Saturday, a source said.

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As for Gruden, six seasons without a playoff win was his undoing. The Glazer family fired Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen — who came to Tampa and delivered a Super Bowl title in their first season together — for several reasons. But not winning a game in the postseason since the Bucs beat Oakland in Super Bowl XXVII in Gruden’s rookie season was the biggest factor.

Wow. I really liked the guy — ok, I thought he was entertaining — however, it sucks he was let go despite he finishing the season with a winning record. I guess we should wish the best of luck to Gruden…

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