After reviewing the current actions of new General Manager Mark Domink and Head Coach Raheem Morris it is very clear the team is “rebuilding” even though Dminik doesn’t like to use the word an prefers the word “reloading” either way a message was sent loud an clear today that the team is basically starting from the ground up.
It should come as no surprise that the Bucs cut Derrick Brooks and Cato June, with the defense in a transition from one scheme to the next. Jim Bates eluded to the fact in his press conference that the team will change it’s run fits asking for linebackers to flow more down hill which was never a trait possessed by either player, as they are much better suited to play in space rather then shedding blocks or filling gaps.
Joey Galloway had lost a step and never really did the garbage work other receivers do in the run blocking game, it was not a surprise to see the not so fleet of foot Ike Hilliard go either. There is a message being sent loud and clear to the fan base the team is diffidently heading in a new direction.
The downhill zone blocking scheme, new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski plans on implementing was not conducive to the diminutive Dunn’s running style. It is clear the team wants to become more physical on both sides of the ball with the bold statement of the five players released today.