Archive for December, 2008



Jon Gruden visits Steve Spurrier, South Carolina

Published: December 31st, 2008
By Bucs Beat

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden on Tuesday made a surprise visit to South Carolina's practice at Jefferson High School to wish the team well in the Outback Bowl, according to a story in the The Daily Iowan.

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TBO.com Hates Jon Gruden

Published: December 31st, 2008
By Bucstats.com

Gruden attempts to turn Joe Henderson to stone.
The erections were standing tall at the offices of the Tampa Tribune Sunday afternoon. I’m sure that guys like Joe Henderson and Roy Cummings were, at one point, Buccaneers fans. But they hate Jon Gruden more than they like the Bucs, so anything that puts Gruden in an uncomfortable spot is better than Cialis to them. And a season-dumping loss to Oakland was just the thing to get their juices flowing.

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Assistants Coyer, Casullo could be gone

Published: December 30th, 2008
By Bucs Beat

The Bucs may have already begun the process of shaking up Jon Gruden's coaching staff.

It appears that the first casualties could be assistant head coach Larry Coyer and tight ends coach Bob Casullo.

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Gruden’s Job Appears Safe; For Now

Published: December 30th, 2008
By Buccaneers Gab

From: Orlando Sentinel

Coach Jon Gruden stepped to the podium Monday morning for the postmortem of his 2008 season. “I feel worse today than I did yesterday,” he said. Not as bad, however, as a trio of colleagues — Detroit’s Rod Marinelli, Cleveland’s Romeo Crennel and the New York Jets’ Eric Mangini — who were fired Monday. Around Tampa Bay, fans of the Buccaneers were in ugly-mob form in the wake of Sunday’s 31-24 home loss to the awful Oakland Raiders, the team’s fourth straight defeat and the death-blow to playoff hopes that started the month as a virtual certainty.

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