Because the NFL season never ends, we present our 2009 Offseason Roadmaps for front offices to navigate through the summer.
Following a disastrous end to the 2009 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gone through some pretty significant changes. Gone are head coach Jon Gruden, general manager Bruce Allen and starting quarterback Jeff Garcia.
That's what happens when you haven't won a playoff game since 2002 and closed out your season on a four-game losing streak.
Hired: Todd Haley, Kansas City Chiefs The architect of the Cardinals' offense heads to Kansas City to try to turn around a team that hasn't won a playoff game since 1993. Click through for more NFL head coaching changes.
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Fired: Herm Edwards, Kansas City Chiefs Edwards was canned after a disappointing three-year campaign which was capped by a 2-14 record in 2008.
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Hired: Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions Schwartz, who had been Tennessee's defensive coordinator, inherits a Detroit team that finished 0-16 in 2008.
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Fired: Rod Marinelli, Detroit Lions An 0-16 disaster capped Marinelli's run in Detroit. In his three seasons as the Lions head man, Marinelli posted a 10-38 record.
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Hired: Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Bucs twice promoted Morris once the 2008 season ended. Initially, he was tabbed as the team's new defensive coordinator, replacing Monte Kiffin. Then, when the team canned Jon Gruden, Morris ascended to head coach.
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Fired: Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Both Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen were canned after the team collapsed following a 9-3 start and failed to make the playoffs. It was a stunning turn of events for the coach who brought Tampa Bay a Super Bowl title in 2003.
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Hired: Jim Caldwell, Indianapolis Colts Caldwell will step in for Tony Dungy as the new head coach of the Colts. Dungy hired Caldwell in Tampa Bay in 2001, then brought him to Indianapolis in 2002. Last year, Caldwell was tabbed as Dungy's heir.
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Retired: Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts Perhaps the most well-respected coach in all of the NFL, Dungy announced his retirement after seven seasons with the Colts. Dungy racked up 139 wins in Tampa Bay and Indianapolis and won a Super Bowl title.
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Hired: Josh McDaniels, Denver Broncos The 32-year-old McDaniels will take over for Mike Shanahan in Denver. McDaniels had been New England's offensive coordinator, and helped groom quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matt Cassel.
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Fired: Mike Shanahan, Denver Broncos An incredible late-season collapse ended Shanahan's 14-year run with Denver. The Broncos led the AFC West by three games with three weeks left, but lost the division title in a Week 17 blowout loss to San Diego.
1. Defense. Perhaps the biggest culprit in Tampa Bay's late-season collapse was the play of its defense, particularly against the run. The Buccaneers were gashed over their final four games and were only a middle of the pack team when it came to generating sacks. Defensive line looks to be a need, and the early talk heading into free agency is they'll be players for Albert Haynesworth.
2. Wide Receiver. The Buccaneers grabbed Antonio Bryant off the NFL's scrap heap and were rewarded with a career year from the receiver. He was eligible for free agency and was slapped with the franchise tag (and he wasn't exactly thrilled about it). Once you get past Bryant, it's a relatively thin group.
3. Quarterback. Jeff Garcia was strong for the Buccaneers in 2008, doing what he does best -- completing a high percentage of his passes and not turning the football over. The two sides have agreed to part ways, leaving Tampa Bay with Luke McCown, Brian Griese and Josh Johnson. There was some talk that Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson could be a trade target, though, I'm not sure how much of an upgrade he would be for the team.