The search is again on for the one who can stop the Bucs from spiraling downward into ineptitude and losing at a historical level. We are happy that Dirk is gone but also are very skeptical that the next coach can fix the product on the field. This is because of the apathy of this franchise. It’s like a tweet from one my followers on Twitter who said to a picture of Ray Jay, “Oh I can see the funeral home.”
The search feels like Star Wars, and we are looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi as our only hope. I do like that the Glazers are getting help, but the firm Korn Ferry is a waste of money. I am on their site now, and I don’t see NFL football as an industry they specialize in. I applaud the effort, Glazers, but I would ask someone like a Dungy or Brooks before I turn to an executive search firm who is in it just for a commission. They have no skin in the game or past history with the Bucs.
We want so badly for them to get this right that it hurts. In this league you can go from worst to first in a season if you pick the right person like the Bears. I don’t mind Jason involved in the search because you can see there is talent on this roster to win now. He should not have the final say, nor should a search firm.
Whoever is the beacon of hope who will take over the Head Coaching office will be a great game manager. This team lost 8 games by one score. If those games had been managed differently in so many ways, I might not be writing this. The team I see is so close and, yes, Winston is my QB. At age 24 there are no better options for us at QB. So when they interview candidates, please evaluate game management and also bring a DC in that has a scheme that is aggressive, not sit-back.
So who in the galaxy will save us? Only the key players at One Bucs Place know, but whoever it is—all we want is that person to bring balance to the galaxy and winning football back to Tampa.
Side note: We lost a fan, Andreas Robinson, better known as DJ San Andreas who DJ’d all West Coast Buccaholics Tailgates. Please say a prayer for him as we lost a long-time die-hard fan.
RIP, DJ San Andreas. We love and miss you.