Who are the four best coaches in Buccaneers history?
“Through the years, you never let me down. You turned my life around”. These lyrics are from the Kenny Rogers hit, Through the Years. Well, the Buccaneers have been let down by many coaches through the years. Just look at the record. I don’t have to tell you all about the futility. The Bucs have lost a lot, to put it mildly. We have seen many bad coaches come and go through Tampa.
But could the tide be changing? Dirk Koetter has had a good start. In one year he brought the Bucs over .500 to a record of 9-7 and within a sniff of the playoffs. The offense is headed to heights we have ever seen and the defense is back on the rise. It’s been a long time since this team has looked like this. Could Dirk be on this list?
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The answer to that question is not yet. After one season, it’s too early to put Koetter on the best coaches in franchise history list. It’s simply too soon. Koetter may get there eventually, but not yet.
So who belongs on this list?
You could imagine, it was not the easiest list to put together. There were a lot of losing seasons to sort through, and a lot of terrible coaches to take off of the list.
But there were four guys that stood out above the rest and definitely belong at the top of franchise history.
Let’s get to the countdown: