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Bucs clean house: Schiano and Dominik fired

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a fresh start in 2014, as both head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik were fired on Monday.

Dominik had been part of the Bucs' organization since 1995 and had just completed his fifth season as the club's GM. He brought in Schiano before the 2012 campaign and the Bucs were just 11-21 in his brief two-year tenure.

This year's squad opened with eight straight losses and finished 4-12.

"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," said Buccaneers co- chairman Bryan Glazer in a statement Monday. "Mark has been a valued member of our organization for two decades and we respect the passion he showed for the Buccaneers during his time here. We thank Greg for his hard work and effort the past two seasons, but we feel these moves are necessary in order to achieve our goals."

The Bucs were 7-9 last year and this year's team had problems from the outset, including the benching and subsequent release of quarterback Josh Freeman in October. There had been complaints of unrest in the locker room with speculation that Schiano has lost the respect of many players due to his strict and uncompromising style.

A season-opening win against the Jets was snatched from Tampa Bay's grasp when a penalty on a run out of bounds set up New York's last-second field goal in an 18-17 decision. Three of the Bucs' first four losses came by three points or less, and the club didn't win a game until Nov. 11 with a 22-19 triumph over Miami.

The victory over the Dolphins started a three-game win streak, but a three- game skid to close the season may have sealed the fate of both men. All three setbacks came by double digits, including a 42-17 drubbing in New Orleans on Sunday.

Schiano joined the Buccaneers after a somewhat successful 11-year stint at Rutgers. He finished 68-67 with the Scarlet Knights, turning around a program that had just one bowl appearance prior to his arrival into a perennial postseason contender.

The New Jersey native had minimal NFL coaching experience before taking over in Tampa Bay. He was a defensive assistant with the Chicago Bears in 1996-97 and the club's defensive backfield coach in '98.

Dominik, meanwhile, started his career with Tampa Bay as a pro personnel assistant in 1995. He also served as a pro scout, coordinator of pro personnel and director of pro personnel.

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
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y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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