The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff was assembled rather quickly in early 2012. This offseason, it seems that Greg Schiano has plenty of changes he’s been waiting to make. Another change was made this evening:
Bucs have fired special teams coach Bob Ligashesky after one season.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 31, 2013
Rick Stroud broke the news this evening, and the Buccaneers have yet another coach to hire. Ligashesky was the coach of the same special teams unit that pressured punters all season long. However, the return game was lacking, and someone in the organization decided it was time for a change.
It’s certainly curious timing for the firing, as a lot of “scouting” for coaches happens during the college all-star games. Hopefully Coach Schiano has someone in mind to replace Ligashesky, because it’s not blatantly obvious why a coach would be let go at a time like this. The return game was poor, but kick coverage was good and punting and kicking were more than adequate. The punt block team was very good, and there was no real cause for concern with any of Ligasheshky’s units. On the same day the Buccaneers hire a former Super Bowl winning secondary coach, they let go of a former Super Bowl champion in Bob Ligashesky.
What do you make of this move, Buccaneers fans? Did you see anything on special teams that would lead you to believe the Buccaneers needed to make a change? Let us know in the comments below.
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