Lovie Smith’s new coaching staff in Tampa Bay has yet another former head coach among the ranks, and this one brings experience at a position where the Buccaneers will look to improve heading into 2014.
According to the team’s official website, Jon Embree has been hired as tight ends coach.
Embree spent time as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes before moving to Cleveland last season to coach Jordan Cameron to a breakout season with the Browns.
Before his time at Colorado, Embree also coached tight ends with the Kansas City Chiefs during Tony Gonzalez’s time with the team, meaning he has plenty of experience working with top-notch tight ends, along with his work turning Cameron into a Pro Bowler in Cleveland.
It should come as no surprise that Embree was a tight end himself during his playing days, spending time with the Rams before moving into coaching. Most of his coaching positions have involved the tight end position or the passing game in general, so his experience should help the offensive staff which features a lot of newcomers to the NFL ranks.
So whether Embree gets to work with Tim Wright, or if there is a new tight end in town next season to bolster the passing attack, the Buccaneers can be confident that they have a competent coach on the sidelines to help bring along the position and help turn around the 32nd ranked offense in the NFL in 2013.