Jeff Jagodzinski Has Not Had A Good Year

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Tampa Bay has not even seen their new offense in real-time competition yet, but they have apparently seen enough to know that it stinks. They fired coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski today, just one week before Opening Day.

Jagodzinski has now been fired from two jobs in nine months, neither one of which was the gig he wanted in the first place. As you may or may not recall, Jags was head coach at Boston College, who a put a clause in his contract saying he couldn't interview for another job. So he interviewed with the New York Jets anyway, got fired from B.C. and then didn't get the Jets job. Oops.


Apparently, he latched on to the Raheem Morris Era (who is 13 years younger than J.J., by the way) in Tampa and that didn't work out so well either. Adam Scheffter said on SportsCenter that there was some dispute between Jeff Jags and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson over who should be starting behind center. Now Olson has his job, so we know who won that battle.

And Jiggsy is not even the first offensive coordinator to get bounced this preseason. The Chiefs dumped Chan Gailey on Monday. I don't want to tell these teams how to raise their assistant coaches, but if you don't give them the chance to fail on their own then they'll never learn anything.


Buccaneers fire offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski [Tampa]