Don't be surprised if names like Randy Shannon come up as defensive assistants. (Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Brownfield-US PRESSWIRE)

It's Time to Turn Attention to Bucs Coordinators


Like it or not, and I admit early on I have not, Greg Schiano is the head coach. I may not be thrilled with the Glazers and Mark Dominik, but as for Shiano it’s time to support him, it’s time to get on board and it’s time to turn our attention to the Buccaneers’ hunt for coordinators and assistants.

The Bucs did themselves few favors by being the last team to pick a head coach because they get last shot at coordinators and assistants too. The team is going to have to try and hire another coordinator (which teams can block any interview they want) or they have to hire an assistant.

This is stage is nearly as crucial as the hiring of the coach. The head coach is just one man and there are 53 players on the active roster and a eight on the practice squad. The staff of coaches spend most of the time with the players on the field, in the film room and around the team facilities. They have to impart the head coaches philosophy and teach his fundamentals. This needs to be a solid group or the team isn’t going to develop and the Bucs are going to waste a lot of talent.

Over the next few days we’ll point out some interesting candidates for the coordinator positions, and possibly even an assistant or two. Personally for coordinators I like looking at current NFL assistants. Typically quarterbacks coaches for offense. As for assistants though there are college programs with solid positional assistants and even coordinators that could come up and teach technique at a professional level and be great hires. There are options. The Bucs can actually come out of this process extremely strong with a good staff in place.

Now it’s just a matter of making it happen.

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