Bucs Leaning On Coordinators Past For Coaching Hires


There was one thing that I was always sure of  during the Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen regime, that I could generally be on the same page as them when it came to coach hirings, signings, draft picks and free agent acquisitions.

These last few weeks have been a weird time for me as for the first time in 7 years I don’t know what direction our team is headed.   I had no clue who are coordinators would be (although I did pine for Jagz), nor did I know what direction the new regime would head in filling out the rest of the coaching staff.

Yesterday they announced the hiring of three new coaches: Joe Baker – defensive backs coach, Robert Nunn – defensive line coach, and Chris Keenan – assistant strength and conditioning.  They also promoted two coaches from last years staff: Kurt Schultz – strength and conditioning coach and Dwayne Stukes - assistant defensive backs coach

  • Baker has served in a bevy of roles, but only once serving as the head man at any particular position, as the secondary coach in New Orleans in 2003-2004.
  • Nunn, just like Baker has served in a variety of roles, but only once leading a particular unit in the NFL, in 2003 as the defensive line coach for the Washington Redskins.

Both Nunn and Baker were previous members of Defensive Coordinator Jim Bates’ staff in Miami and in Green Bay so it is obvious that Raheem Morris is going to lean on Bates to bring in guys hes comfortable with, which is probably the most logical way for a HC who is so young to go.

We still have two open offensive assistant positions, and its yet to be seen whether or not Jagodzinski will be able to bring in some of his own people as it is obvious that Jim Bates was able to do so on the other side of the ball.

Tags: Buccaneers New Coaches Chris Keenan Dwayne Stukes Jim Bates Joe Baker Raheem Morris Robert Nunn

  • Mike J

    Staff is a bit college-heavy in experience for my taste.

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