Mike Smith is out because the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator after the workforce’s current run of defensive blunders.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported on Monday.
Smith, the previous head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, was in his third season main the Buccaneers’ protection. The protection is ranked 31st up to now this yr. The transfer comes at some point after the workforce misplaced to the Falcons 34-29 on Sunday. The loss marked Tampa Bay’s third-straight defeat.
The Buccaneers have the NFL’s worst scoring protection, permitting 34.6 factors per sport. Tampa Bay has recorded simply 9 sacks in 5 video games and are permitting a league-worst 355.6 passing yards per sport.
Regardless of making Smith the league’s highest-paid defensive coordinator, the Buccaneers determined it was time to maneuver on. Linebackers coach Mark Duffner is about to function the workforce’s interim defensive coordinator.
The Buccaneers (2–three) will host the Cleveland Browns (2–three) on Sunday.