Garcia on Gruden: “He Had It Coming”

January 20th, 2009

"You want me to treat you better? Then throw the damn ball to our guys, not theirs."

The regime change at One Buc Place has Bob Garcia talking Bucs again in his weekly blog for the Gilroy Dispatch. Garcia is Jeff Garcia’s father and a legendary retired college football coach.

The elder Garcia had stopped commenting on all things Buccaneers recently after the Tampa Tribune published one of his blog entries in which he took a shot at Derrick Brooks. Apparently, Jeff Garcia told dad to shutup because he had crossed the line.

But Bob Garcia is talking again, giving more of his trademark colorful and candid insight into the 2008 Bucs and his favorite target, Jon Gruden.

I don’t want to throw oil on the fire, and you don’t necessarily want to shout with a lot of delight over a guy getting fired, but there were a lot of things going on with that team. I think Jon has gotta reevaluate his life as far as coaching: The way he treats individuals, the way the offense is totally him, no input from anybody else, even his assistant coaches. Maybe this will be a wakeup call. Maybe he’ll get another opportunity down the road and maybe he’ll realize the way he was doing things is not the way you do it — dealing with human beings. They’re not machines or robots, or whatever. You know I don’t want to get all ecstatic and whatever, but he had it coming.

Hmm. “No input from anyone else, even his assistant coaches.” There are more juicy nuggets in this week’s edition.

2 Responses to “Garcia on Gruden: “He Had It Coming””

  1. Chris Says:

    #55 needs to go 🙁

  2. JK Says:

    Christ almighty Joe. I fill like i’m reading the National Enquire sometimes.