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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Name George Warhop as Offensive Line Coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the man who will coach the offensive line, and in doing so they have declared Lovie Smith’s staff is essentially complete.

The Bucs have brought in veteran offensive line coach George Warhop to coach their lineman. Warhop was last with the Cleveland Browns in 2013, having served as their O-line coach since 2009.

The list of impressive players Warhop has coached is nearly endless, most recently working with Joe Thomas and Alex Mack in Cleveland. He began his NFL coaching career in 1996 as the Rams’ OL coach, and has served in the same role with Dallas, Arizona and San Francisco since.

And as our friend Sander over at Bucs Nation points out, his recent track record in Cleveland is quite impressive according to Pro Football Focus.


Interestingly enough, Pro Bowler Alex Mack, who he coached with the Browns, is a free agent this offseason. Mack might be a solid addition for the Buccaneers, who could move the versatile Jeremy Zuttah to left or right guard should Carl Nicks or Davin Joseph not return in 2014.

Regardless of who the personnel are, the Buccaneers have added a respectable, veteran offensive line coach who can get the most out of whoever lines up in the trenches. The offensive staff is an interesting mix of experienced coaches and newcomers who all have the task of turning around the worst offense in the NFL.

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    Being that he also played at Cal for Tedford would hopefully be another reason to come to Tampa. The OL could really use a dominant center, as he’s rated as one of the best in the NFL. Hopefully Cleveland continues their questionable off-season and lets him walk.

    • LeoTPP

      Ahh yes, the Tedford connection as well. I would love to see him here, but I suspect he’ll command a fat contract. 5-7 million I would guess. Seems a bit large unless they plan to cut costs along the line and build around Dotson and Mack.

  • victorbarney

    It’s FINALLY pleasant to read Tampa Bay Buccaneers news! It seems that Tampa Bay also FINALLY is looking to build a winning franchise! PLEASE DO! Let’s see your stuff George Warhop!