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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Buccaneers reportedly fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

Highly-touted defensive coordinator Mike Smith is out as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Smith, who took over as defensive coordinator prior to the 2016 season, was fired Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Smith is known for having served as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 to 2014. Given the comments Dirk Koetter made after an embarrassing loss two weeks ago, he may count himself a bit lucky that he held on for as long as he did, as only three teams have allowed more points than the Buccaneers have.

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