And let's not forget that Gruden's last team flat quit on him. It was the 2008 season. All the Bucs needed to do to get in the playoffs that year, was win one game in December, with the last two being at home against teams below .500 at the time, and lost all of them. Have friends in Tampa/St. Pete, and they all said his act had gotten old.
There's always more to the story.