TAMPA, Florida - Buccaneers greats Brad Culpepper and Jimmie Giles acknowledge while players are important, it's the head coach who can make all the difference.
"In today's environment people want to win now," said Giles. [The Buccaneers] certainly have that ability and if you bring the right coach in ... he can turn a team around."
Consistency is what fans and players crave.
"The number one question is will they win? [The players] don't care how he does it. All they want to do is bring in a coach here with a positive attitude that have had a winning track record or been in a winning system with the knowledge, good football knowledge," said Giles.
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Culpepper said it's what the Glazers helped create in the past and desperately want again.
"They just built from the ground floor a great system and had it develop and drafted some strong players and had some great teams," said Culpepper. "We've clearly gotten away from that type of team. I think the Glazers desperately want that."
And with the right coach, both former Buccaneers feel greatness is within reach.
"They can make the playoffs next year and certainly have the ability to get to the Super Bowl within two or three years," said Giles. "That's what the owners are looking for, and that's what the fans are looking for."
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