Yesterday, the Bucs hired former Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to be their QB coach. If the Bucs don’t fire him during the season or before the season even starts, I actually like the hire.
Van Pelt has been a rising name in the coaching ranks for a few seasons now. Before truly dismantling his last year with the Bills, take a look at the circumstances. First, people complain about the talent on our offensive roster, take a look at the Bills. Washed up TO, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, ugh. Just like Greg Olson, Van Pelt was thrown into the fire before the start of the season.
Maybe Greg Olson felt a bond with Van Pelt, as both guys got thrown to the wolves in 2009.
As I said in the title, before crushing the hire because of the offense the Bills put on the field last season, consider the quality of product he had to work with. Teams like the Giants and the Steelers also reportedly were interested in Van Pelt and he chose the Bucs, so it’s not like we were the only team after him.