The firing of head coach Lovie Smith was surprising for many fans, but it was also surprising for some players. As soon as news broke out that their head coach would not return for a third season, a few Buccaneers players chimed in.
Linebacker Lavonte David wasn't at a loss for words and immediately saw the transaction through the lens of the Buccaneers' long-term plan. He doesn't seen thrilled in this since-deleted Tweet:
A few other Buccaneers were just simply at a loss for words.