Doug Williams Leaves Scouting Department

May 12th, 2010

Back in December, Bucs icon Doug Williams had a wild month.

First, he was shamefully, publicly abused by Pewter Report, when the former colorful hand-held magazine outfit told the world that unnamed agents were ripping Williams and reported his “potential firing” right after the 2010 season would come as little surprise to those in the know.  

Then Williams publicly sniffed a return to college coaching. And then he seemed excited by the prospect of joing Bruce Allen in Washington, when he told the Washington Examiner what a great guy his former boss is and showed little enthusiasm for staying in Tampa.

On his own interest for a job here: “That’s strictly up to Bruce. It wouldn’t be good to say that now.”

Then the dust settled when Williams told local beat writers that he agreed to a new one-year contract with the Bucs to continue on in his post for Mark Dominik’s draft for the ages.

Now the Bucs are reporting that Dominik and Williams have mutually parted ways.  

Word came down yesterday, and Joe was waiting to see if Williams would open up more than the few simple quotes offered in the news release. So far, he hasn’t. But Joe suspects he will soon.

Dominik said Williams “will stay involved as a representative of the team in the community.”

Joe’s pleased to hear will remain close, if not part, of the organization. It seems an amicable divorce is in place. Joe hopes that’s still what it looks like after Williams’ first interview on the subject.

18 Responses to “Doug Williams Leaves Scouting Department”

  1. RahDomDaBest Says:

    I’d leave that crap management team as well.

    Next years departures will be:

    Barrett Ruud
    John Trueblood
    Maurice Stoval
    Ronde Barber

    To name a few. Not that anyone cares… by the end of the season everyone will be asking for their heads anyway. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have set themselves up to be the NFLs farm team, yet again!

    Guess what, that is the toughest cycle to overcome in the NFL.

  2. Slappy Says:

    Yep…John Trueblood will go the way of Mark Alstott.

  3. UfoJoe Says:


    …Williams told local beat writers that he agreed to a new one-year contract with the Bucs to continue on in his post for Mark Dominik’s draft for the ages.


    The Bucs have resigned Williams, their Director of Pro Personnel, to a new one-year contract for 2010.

    * * * * *

    Which is it? Did they sign him or did he tell local beat writer that they signed him? Maybe you should have interviewed Williams yourself for a story? Journalism 101.
    No one year contract there. Looks like PR beat out the local guys. And you.

    BTW, despite what you said in the Crowell entry, I don’t hate you. I like the way I can get the latest info. on this site. But your commentary has a tendency to be horrendous and misleading. And in the Williams case, just wrong. You take any chance you can to rip into PR. In this case, just admit that PR and the “whispers” were right on this one.

  4. Joe Says:


    Joe’s not sure there will be much rioting in the streets over the exit of Mo Stovall, but Joe believes he will stay. Good special teams guy and not that expensive.

  5. Eric Says:

    Isn’t “Director of Player Personnel” Dom’s old position, finding FA talent on other teams?

    Since the Glazers view UFA’s as “fools gold”, at least currently, not such a valued position at one buc. Almost a waist of time and effort.

    The bucs statement “At the end of last season, Doug and I began a conversation regarding his career. Doug concluded that now is the time for him to make the smoothest transition”

    Pretty much means he was told he had no future, and was given time to leave when he wanted.

    I understand Doug was a big part of bringing in AB. If that is true, I say three cheers for Doug, that was a great addition while it lasted.

  6. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    UFOJoe – Please stop making stuff up. Joe could count on two hands the number of times he has called out Pewter Report. Considering commentary on other outlet’s work and more than 4,700 posts about the Bucs since Aug. 2008, I’m sure not even the Pewter fellows feel singled out here.

  7. Joe Says:


    A lot of people on the local airwaves and a few Bucs beat writers who texted Joe yesterday claim Williams was nothing more than a figurehead, but Joe isn’t so sure about that.

    Joe knows that Kareem Huggins was a pet project of Williams. Wonder if he’ll stick with the Bucs now?

  8. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    Real fans wont be upset as the Bucs drafts and Free Agent signings the last six years have actually been all that good. Yes he is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer icon, great football player, and mentor to young players, but we have needed to clean house in that front office for a long time. Lets hire some true scouting and personnel professionals.

  9. bucpimpin Says:

    JBF.. Owned by PR again.. Show some class and admit to being out scooped.

  10. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Bucpimpin – Thanks for your support of If scooped is reporting that unnamed agents think Williams is incompetent and he might be fired shortly, and then Williams stays on in his high role for several months, then Joe is just clueless as to what scooped means.

  11. Eric Says:

    While the drafting was mostly poor, the FA pick ups were pretty darn good IMO.

    If they are going to clean out the front office, I wonder why they waited till after the stupendous, never before dupicated, draft to do it?

    Ill be very interested in learning what Doug’s role really was, and the true reasons behind his departure. Im sure Mr. Joe(s) will find out.

  12. RahDomDaBest Says:

    I don’t care about William’s story… I am waiting for Jon Gruden’s story!

    When will he write another book?

  13. JimBuc Says:

    Joe, my first thought when I heard about this story was your dust up with PR. I also thought that you might have to acknowledge that PR was, essentially, right (although the timing did not work out as suggested in the PR story nor was Williams “fired.”) However, I went back and read your story and it looks to me like you and PR were both correct. PR appears to have correctly identified some dissatisfaction with Williams, but your point in response really went to PR’s failure to get a comment from Williams. Interesting story. Wonder if Williams will go to the Redskins (again).

  14. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    The Poo-poo Report’s magazine has failed , and thier pathetic Insider Subsription Blog is not profitable, and is hanging on by a thread.

    It doesn’t need Joe ragging on it for it to be considered a joke ….it already is.

  15. Wcsteve Says:

    Another solid call by Joe. Nothing like sticking your neck out, calling another publication out and then having it rubbed in your faces. Good job boys!!!!

  16. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Wcsteve – THanks for your support of Sorry you missed the point.

  17. WCsteve Says:

    Trust me “joe”…..the point is quite clear.

  18. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    WCsteve – Glad everything is clear in your world.