TAMPA - We can now officially shutdown the Raheem Morris era, albeit only three years of ups and downs,
I've always liked Raheem, and wish him well.
However, this was a move the Glazer's had to make.
Of all the rhetoric I listened to this afternoon, there was one comment from Joel Glazer and one from Mark Dominik that caught my ear.
Dominik was not concerned about possibly relinquishing some of his general manager powers to the new head coach. As Dominik said, if he's the right guy, he'd have no problem.
Could that open the door for Bill Cowher? We can dream.
As for Glazers' comment, it pertained to the perception by fans that this team went on the cheap this year to save money.
Glazer said the team would spend money if they needed to in free agency. He said no one hates losing more than they do.
He also pointed out that the teams that take the free-agent route to excess are not very successful.
He said the ones that are on the rise do a nice job of mixing their draft picks with veteran leadership.
Glazer also said there would be no timetable. They will not rush into hiring anyone.
If they are looking at zeroing in on a Jeff Fisher type, they better get on their horse.
Names like that one are in big demand.
I like Fisher as one of my choices to succeed Morris. The other is Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey.
He already has gotten an okay from ATL to interview with Jacksonville.
An offensive mind that is ready to step into the lead role.
Mularkey was a former tight ends coach with the Bucs.
He would be a good mentor and coach for Quarterback Josh Freeman.
Let the rumors begin.