January 07, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Buccaneers fire Lovie Smith
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday night after two seasons. Smith went 6-10 this season and 8-24 over two years. "After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have decided to make a change," Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement Wednesday night. "I want to thank Lovie for his hard work and dedication to the Buccaneers during his time here." "This is stupid," linebacker Lavonte David wrote on Twitter. "We can't even have a consistent coach, 3 coaches in 5 yrs." "This decision was difficult on a variety of levels," Glazer said in the statement. "I am disappointed that we were not more successful these past few seasons, but we are committed to doing what is necessary to give our fans the winning team they deserve. As we move forward, General Manager Jason Licht will oversee the process for finding our next head coach." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.