No Shock Chucky Was Fired

January 18th, 2009
The trend in the NFL is for younger coaches, even younger than Chucky.

The trend in the NFL is for young coaches, even younger than Chucky.

Three of four head coaches leading Championship Sunday teams have a grand total of six years experience. Two other playoff coaches this season were in their first year, as well. This is the trend that doomed Chucky, writes Thomas George of

So for that reason, an experienced coach not in the playoffs should be watching his back, George suggests.

And that’s fueling the idea among owners that if they can do it, why can’t we? Owners now feel emboldened about youth in their head coaches. About change, about fresh ideas, fresh faces in attempts to reach new places.

Thus, Jon Gruden is out in Tampa Bay; general manager Bruce Allen was fired on Friday, too.

Chucky is 45 so it’s not like he’s an old man. Joe believes the Glazer Boys got tired of the soap opera surrounding Chucky without the benefits of a single playoff win since the magical Super Bowl win.

Joe also wonders whether the possibility of Carmella unable to prance amid Tampa Bay eateries and shops next season was another factor in Chucky’s demise?

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