Two out of the three Glazers were in attendance in New Orleans on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were destroyed by the New Orleans Saints.
After the game, they were left to ponder the future of their head coach, Greg Schiano and general manager, Mark Dominik. Bryan Glazer, the co-chairman of the Buccaneers, did not even take the team plane home, something he normally does after road games. This time, he was busy thinking of which moves to make next.
But the Glazers were never ones to make rash decisions, so they planned another meeting for Monday morning. In this meeting, they decided that the future for the Bucs would not involve Schiano and Dominik.
Sources in the organization have said the Glazers put "99 percent of the blame" on former quarterback Josh Freeman, who was never really Schiano's guy. Still, that is no excuse. The Buccaneers have plenty of talent on the roster, but in the end, Dominik and Schiano could not produce a winning football team.
Candidates for the two openings will likely have proven track records of success in the NFL. Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith will be contacted by the Bucs in the near future, one source said. The team also has plenty of options for its next general manager. Former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo will certainly be considered a candidate as well as current Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay.
The Buccaneers have a bright future ahead, but the Glazers will have to choose the team's next head coach and general manager very wisely.