What the Buc? Gruden's gone!

Seattle Seahawks v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
OK, what's the deal with all these post-Black Monday high profile firings?

First it was Mike Shanahan, which was a stunner in its own right because even though the Denver Broncos slumped down the stretch and choked away an AFC West title to an 8-8 team, the man brought Denver two Super Bowl championships.

Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers off'd Jon Gruden.

Gruden, of course, brought the Bucs their only Super Bowl title by smacking the Oakland Raiders back to the 1970s. Da Raiders still haven't recovered.

So I'm trying to figure out what happens from here.

Can you justify releasing a Super Bowl winning coach and replacing him with a guy who was just promoted to defensive coordinator? I can't.

Couple that with bringing in Rod Marinelli's son-in-law to be the linebacker's coach, you must be hard-pressed to figure out what kind of coaching tree is being planted in Tampa?

Probably one that wilts in the Florida heat and can't win when the temperatures go below 32 degrees.