I always like to start with the good:
It's at least a little bit more likely that we won't lose Mularkey to another team looking for a new head coach. You have to assume that Gruden gets consideration for some of the same jobs Mularkey could potentially be in line to get. I think it will be very important for this young team's chances of the unthinkable, two winning seasons in a row, that the same brilliant coaching staff is in the locker room to greet them after the break. Hopefully Gruden can pull some attention away from the "brains" behind our best unit that lines up on Sundays. We'll see though, since Gruden's latest late-season collapse (the Bucs are 9-15 in December since 2004) and considering the Bucs may take a look at Mularkey, this could be a blessing in disguise. (not really "good" news per say, but a bit better than.....)
The Bucs also fired quasi-GM Bruce Allen. Gruden's go-fer boy that's a salary-cap ace. That smells a lot like a reunion cooking, doesn't it? Rich McKay is also a salary-cap ace, but with a record of overseeing personnel aspects as well. He seemed a bust with the Falcons, but some of his seemingly bad draft decisions are turning out to be a product of a Vick-full environment. I'm personally not a let-em-rot Vick hater, but you have to say Michael Jenkins is looking better every Matt Ryan throw. Toss in White's ascend to elite status, and throw in a Blalock, Houston, Norwood, and your league average, maybe more. We all know his free agent history (Abraham aside) added to J.Williams, and other notable (many) draft busts, and you have some hope we can keep the financial part of our front office around.
What you guys think?