Reaction to the Schiano and Dominik firings

Published Dec. 31, 2013

What they're saying | Reaction to the Schiano and Dominik firings

There was no question (Raheem) Morris had to go and the Bucs needed to run a tighter ship. But the Bucs went overboard and brought in a steel barge that ended up sinking very quickly. The Bucs went from one extreme to another instead of settling for something in the middle. They went with a coach who operated like he still was in college. … The soap opera atmosphere of the past few months was more than a little ironic. Schiano was supposed to be the guy who brought much-needed order to the franchise. Instead, he went overboard on matters of control — and that's why things spun out of control.

Pat Yasinskas,

Whatever he does, Schiano is done in Tampa and probably done forever as an NFL head coach.

Michael David Smith,

Financially, the Buccaneers are well set up for 2014, with an estimated $10 million in cap space plus some carryover from 2013 savings. They have a long list of potential free agents, but none of them really appear to be of critical importance. And the remaining roster could give the next coach/GM combo a chance at a quick, Chiefs-like turnaround.

Chris Burke,

Dominik's firing is a little bit more surprising, but he was the guy who hired Schiano. He also drafted (Josh) Freeman and missed on a number of other draft picks, most notably a group of four defensive linemen that's only produced one true impact player (Gerald McCoy).

Will Brinson,

What they're saying | Reaction to the Schiano and Dominik firings