When a head coach in the NFL gets fired, there’s going to be many questions, regardless of the situation. When it’s a head coach in the position of Lovie Smith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there are many more questions.
Some believed that the decision to fire Smith was unfair as he took over a rebuilding franchise and just finished his second season at the helm. Linebacker Lavonte David even went so far as to call the firing "stupid." So, the only way for general manager Jason Licht to clear the air was to make a statement on the topic and he did just that on Thursday.