It was over 150 years ago when Lord Acton announced “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Not so much the corruption were worried about, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a perfect example of how a head coach who is given ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY over an NFL franchise, tend to not coach long because it cant be done.
Wether its too many hats, or not enough time to go around, or the fact some people just cant pick the winners like some others. History shows us the best franchises have a separation of power: a General Manager who picks talent, and a Head Coach who takes care of the team given him.
Of course a successful team will know how to make the two sides mesh well together, a GM who picks the right players for the Coach’s system, but who knows how to get good players.
Both GMs the Bucs had were terrible w/Gruden: Rich McKay could spot talent but it didnt always mix with Gruden’s system. Like picking a left handed QB in Chris Simms. Gruden will no doubt want to be the Boss, and his track record has shown he’s not good as a talent picker.
If Gruden is paired with a strong GM who will yield to Chucky’s system knowledge but stand his own with his convictions on picks.