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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Morris and Dominik are safe as long as they remain committed to rebuilding



Bucs coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik made their share of mistakes in their first season at the controls in 2009.

Despite going 3-13, both could be safe for at least a few more seasons as long as they remain committed and execute a rebuilding plan formulated by the Glazer family.

The Bucs underwent a youth movement last season and stand to get even younger in 2010 with 11 draft selections and only a few free agent additions.

But Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer indicated Wednesday at the NFL owner's meetings that Morris and Dominik will be given time to build a winner. 

"They know our thinking,'' Glazer said. "We've had long talks about this. And really, the general message is: You think long-term, we think long-term. It's plain and simple. You start thinking short-term, we start thinking short term.

"Everyone buys into this plan. I always ask, "Does everyone have the stomach for this because there's a lot you've got to endure early on.'

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:57pm]


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