jetpac Posted December 5, 2022 Share Posted December 5, 2022 Smith was wrong. Ridder should have got the nod after the Carolina game (you know the Mariotta sideways throw game). The whole “meaningful football in December” was actually the same speech we had last year and just like last year after week 1 of December we are out of it. The thing is, so many people were praising this guy and saying how smart he was and how they trusted his process and yet after todays presser I don’t see a guy who is any of that. He looked like a defeated coach who knows he’s literally wasted an NFC south down year, a year in which the Bucs are begging us to take the division. He rode the Mariota hand when he KNEW he should have made the change long ago. Any coach in this league would have decided long ago this guy isn’t it. But Smith was defiant, arrogant and smug (as if he knew something we didn’t regarding his QB Mariota) and he played his hand. Now his tuned as changed. Embarrassed and humbled and hoping for a “spark”. Rookie coaches make mistakes sure, but they don’t last long when they refuse to fix personnel issues that LITERALLY cost your team week in and week out. I hope we see something after the bye that’s inspiring, because as it stands - he’s let this city down pretty hard. Which to be fair is par the course for this franchise. Instead of being the beacon of hope that we hired him for, he’s more of the same we’ve expected. As he said himself, there are no Moral Victories in this league. campdirtybirdz, Faithful Falcon, itzthechase and 10 others 5 7 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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