TAMPA – More than two weeks since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Jon Gruden, his alarm still buzzes at 3:17 a.m.
Time to go to work.
“You have to keep trying to get better,” Gruden said.
His old desk at One Buc Place is now occupied by Raheem Morris, but the only coach to lead the franchise to a Super Bowl championship has a new place to hole up in the dark. It’s at the St. Pete Times Forum downtown, where Tampa Bay Storm Coach Tim Marcum of the Arena Football League has given Gruden an office complete with all the computer equipment needed to engage in his passion of breaking down tape.