Chucky Claims He’s Staying

November 11th, 2008
Chucky claims hes happy in Tampa Bay. The real question is, are the Glazers Boys happy?

Chucky claims he's happy in Tampa Bay. The real question is, are the Glazers Boys happy?

Chucky was finally confronted with the numerous rumors of him returning to the college ranks to coach the Tennesse Volunteers. He claims he’s not going anywhere, Chucky is quoted in so many words by

“I’ve said from the very beginning, this is the only job I’ve ever wanted,” Gruden said. “As long as the Glazers will have me, I’ll be here. Got a lot of respect for Tennessee. I grew up there, a little bit. My wife is from there. This is where I want to be. I can only make that so clear.”

Whether Chucky stays in Tampa, that remains to be seen. Let’s be frank: Since winning the Super Bowl in 2003, Chucky has a losing record with the Bucs. Both playoff appearances since the Super Bowl win have been a one-and-done.

Not to mention in his wake, Chucky has hacked off enough quality players to just about field a Pro Bowl team. Then throw in the fact the Bucs offense has woefully underachieved this season, not to mention the Offensive Boy Genius has yet to develop a quarterback, and it’s not so difficult to see Chucky may be looking for work come January.

Yeah, Chucky is signed through the 2011 season. But rarely is a coach allowed to stay in the last year of the contract and be a lame duck. Either a coach has his contract extended or he is let go.

Also, as if any Bucs fan has noticed, the Bucs are having trouble selling tickets. If the Glazer Boys think they could kick-start ticket sales and win a few playoff games, as well as pull in a few extra million dollars as a result, Chucky isn’t exactly on safe ground.

Joe believes Chucky needs to win a playoff game this year or the Glazer Boys could pull the trigger.

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