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Old 01-07-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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Bucs fired Lovie by phone

When the Buccaneers fired Lovie Smith last night, they didnít even call him into the office for a meeting with the Glazers (or the Bobs).

According to multiple reports, the Bucs informed Smith he was fired via a phone call. Shortly after they called Smith, they announced the move to the public.

Some people close to Smith seem unhappy about that. As one source told ESPNís Vaughn McClure, ďYou donít hire a coach over the phone, so why would you fire him over the phone?Ē

The reason the Bucs fired Smith over the phone may be that they were trying to act quickly in an effort to keep offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Bucs reportedly want to retain Koetter and are now planning to promote him to head coach, and they were concerned the franchise could lose him entirely when the Dolphins reached out to ask for permission to interview Koetter for the head-coaching vacancy in Miami. Read the rest: Bucs fired Lovie by phone | ProFootballTalk


Man they are gonna suck for another couple years. Koetter..lol..FOOLS!!
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Ouch. That is some really not classy ownership there in Tampa. You simply don't do that kind of thing, at that type of level. This is not ringing someone up to say "hey, don't bother coming in for your shift today" at Burger King.
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Ouch. That is some really not classy ownership there in Tampa. You simply don't do that kind of thing, at that type of level. .
Fired by phone? Wow, there MUST be something more to this story.

Power struggle I could see.
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Jan 7, 2016 11:32 AM
What if Lovie hadn’t answered the phone?

Would the Bucs send him a Tampa Bay redfish wrapped in paper, sent via Fedex?

Classy organization.

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They are so going to suck next season. Can't wait. That is one diseased organization to let that man go like a fast food worker.
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Tampa is stupid. Lovie will land on his feet and do well somewhere. What on Earth are the Bucs thinking?
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Tampa is stupid. Lovie will land on his feet and do well somewhere. What on Earth are the Bucs thinking?
I thought Lovie was way over-rated. He did much better in Tampa than I thought, but I think he's no longer an upper echelon coach.

I fear they'll upgrade.
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I thought Lovie was way over-rated. He did much better in Tampa than I thought, but I think he's no longer an upper echelon coach.

I fear they'll upgrade.
I originally thought he was doing decent, then I saw his record is 8-24 in the 2 years he's been there. I can see why they made a change now.

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Class move, Tampon Bay
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I thought Lovie was way over-rated. He did much better in Tampa than I thought, but I think he's no longer an upper echelon coach.

I fear they'll upgrade.
Maybe not. They are interviewing Mike fourth-and-Smith
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