Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett (right) shakes hands with Tony Dungy after the 2013 Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins at Fawcett Stadium. The Cowboys defeated the Dolphins 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Dungy Endorses Rich McKay and Lovie Smith for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shifted from bottom-feeders in the NFL to Super Bowl contenders thanks to the help of Tony Dungy at head coach. And while the much beloved former leader of the Buccaneers is unlikely to come back to the sidelines or a front office any time soon, he did at least give his thoughts on the now vacant coach and GM positions in Tampa Bay.

This may be all the fuel Tampa Bay fans need to inspire a raging outcry to the Glazers to hire these two former Buccaneer staff members.

The only problem? Rich McKay has a job.

The former front office man for the Bucs is currently serving as a high-ranking official with the Falcons, and despite their frustrating season in 2013, he may not feel compelled to leave his comfortable position. He certainly did a great job during his first go around in Tampa Bay, but he’s not exactly the most careful manager of the salary cap.

As for Lovie Smith, the opportunity to hire the former Bears head coach and Tampa Bay assistant is as simple as calling him up and holding an interview. Smith is currently unemployed, and is reportedly interested in the Buccaneers’ open head coaching position.

So will the Glazers take Tony Dungy’s advice and give an interview to Lovie Smith while trying to pry away Rich McKay from the Falcons? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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