Friday, November 24, 2017
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Dominik, Schiano quotes on their firings

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Mark Dominik:

"All told, I have worked with seven men who have served as general managers and 10 who have been head coaches in the National Football League. I believe that this team is well-positioned for success in the future, and I would like to express my gratitude to the Glazer family for the opportunity they provided me nearly 20 years ago to grow and succeed in the NFL."

Greg Schiano:

"I want to thank one last group, and that's our fans. We've got passionate fans in the Tampa Bay area. Those fans supported us right to the end, and I do appreciate that. I want them to know that I appreciate the way they accepted me and my family into the Tampa Bay community. It's a special place."

"I think I'd be naive to be stunned. I mean, we ended up 4-12; speculation all year. Stunned isn't the word. I woke up this morning fully expecting to plow ahead. I was looking forward to get this week through and take a little short break and then get back at it. It's probably a little longer break than I was planning."

"I can't tell you the number of times, whether it's in a hotel when we're staying on the road, whether it's in this community, emails, phone calls, text messages that I get, just people so proud this is their team. These are their guys. This is what Buccaneer football is supposed to be. That was one of my goals; to return it to that kind of feel; that kind of culture. I believe it is a big undertaking."

"Unfortunately, that's not my job anymore. I'll let them figure it out (what pieces are missing on defense). They can get that. I'm sure they will. They're bright people."

"I think we're leaving behind a football team better than we got here. I think we're leaving behind a culture that this city really wants — more than the city, this whole Tampa Bay area. I love it here. It's a great place. We've been accepted, the kids and everybody. I thank everybody for that. I really do. It's going to be fun to be a Buccaneers fan moving forward."

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