After a long and painful season, the Greg Schiano era is over in Tampa Bay.
The Glazer family fired both the Buccaneers head coach and general manager Mark Dominik on Monday, according to Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com. The Bucs finished the season 4-12 after starting the season with an eight-game losing streak.
A statement by co-chairman Bryan Glazer expressed disappointment in the results from investments they made in the team during Schiano's tenure: "The results over the past two years have not lived up to our standards and we believe the time has come to find a new direction."
For all the negative media attention the Bucs received thanks to Schiano, he was fired because of the product he put on the field. Despite having Pro Bowl players like Gerald McCoy, Darrelle Revis and Vincent Jackson, they never looked better than a second-tier team.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Bucs are already connected with potential head coaches like Lovie Smith. The Glazers will likely seek out a head coach and GM with NFL experience to turn around a team that does have significant talent on the roster.
Schiano's firing should not come as any surprise. As the season unfolded, several events both on and off the field spelled doom for the Bucs' season and the jobs of Schiano and Dominik. Here are the five defining moments of the Tampa Bay 2013 season.