Yesterday’s announcement by the Washington Redskins that Vinny Ceratto was out as General Manager of the team, and that Bruce Allen was taking over that role, could have some very serious implications for the Buccaneers.
For starters, I think it is a great move by the Skins. Allen proved to be quite genius upon coming to Tampa and inheriting a real clusterfudge of a cap situation from previous GM Rich McKay. For a team that is willing to pay for any free agent, and structure the contracts accordingly to stay within the salary cap, Allen should be a great fit. He also will probably be charged with cleaning up that current cap situation in order to fully maximize owner Daniel Snyders potential to go apeshit on free agent spending in a potential non salary capped season.
The biggest news for me though is what the ramifications could be for the Buccaneers. It’s no secret that either the Glazers have financial problems or just don’t want to invest too much money into the Buccaneers. The possibility of firing Radio Morris and replacing him are small due to the fact that if they were to fire him, they would owe Radio, Gruden and whatever big named coach they were to bring in next season, salaries. With Bruce Allen in DC, and Gruden surely soon to follow (you might as well mark that one down) the Bucs will be off the hook for the salary that they owed Chuckie in 2010. Once his salary comes off the Glazers books, it makes much more sense (if his coaching and final product weren’t enough) to fire Radio Morris. His contract was for two seasons, and was one of the lower salaries in the league for an NFL coach. Gruden on the other hand was one of the higher paid coaches in the league upon getting fired, and the Glazers were forced to pay the remainder of that contract, unless he were to sign with another team. VOILA!
If Gruden goes to DC, Raheem gets shitcanned.