It shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but the Raheem Morris wasn't the only Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach to get fired on Monday. Turns out, the entire staff is going to be replaced after a 4-12 season that only got worse as it went on.
In Tampa, the changes go beyond Raheem Morris. I'm told the entire coaching staff is turning over. More ahead on NFL Network #insideslant— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 2, 2012
It's hard to blame the Bucs for wanting such a thorough change. The Bucs lost their final 10 games of the season, only two of which were by fewer than 10 points. During the final five games of the season, the average margin of defeat was 23.4 points. The Bucs gave up at least 31 points in all five of those games and allowed at least 41 points in three of their final four games. They had the worst rushing defense in the league and allowed 449 points, nearly as many as they did during the 2002 and 2003 seasons combined (460).