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Was Lovie Smith given a fair shake?

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Lovie Smith is out as the Buccaneers’ head coach. If it is any consolation – and it is not – he is far from alone. Few Buc fans can be satisfied with a losing season, but the pewter lining is Tampa Bay, and Lovie tripled their win total from two to six. Not enough for Team Glazer. In a statement, Co-chairman Joel Glazer said, “I am disappointed that we were not more successful these past few seasons, but we are…

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Can Bucs’ trash turn into treasure? Again?

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Right now, he is a long way from being Doug Williams. Right  now, he isn’t even up to Trent Dilfer, OK? For long-time fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it might seem like an old horror movie remade. A quarterback the local team has signed on for fresh hope. Given the history of the team, can a Super Bowl be far behind? In the case of Josh Freeman and the Miami Dolphins, why, yes, it can. The Dolphins claimed Freeman…

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Jon Gruden to join MNF crew

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Jon Gruden intends to coach again, but until that day, the man known throughout the NFL as “Chucky” will get to sharpen his teeth in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” booth. Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in September, replacing Tony Kornheiser, who has decided to step down after three years. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football,” Gruden said in a statement released…

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