While Mike Evans said they had met on occasion before, Monday was the first professional visit with Todd Monken, the Bucs’ new wide receivers coach.
Todd Monken – Photo: Getty Images
Monken, formally the head coach of Southern Mississippi from 2013-15 and hired by the Bucs in late January, already fits in and is comfortable around the players, according to Evans.
“He talked with the guys (Monday),” Evans said, as players reported to One Buc Place for offseason workouts. “He’s a fun guy. Already, he’s fun. He’s a guy I think I can get along with, and he has a lot of experience, so I think we can only benefit from him being our coach.”
Before Southern Miss, Monken spent four seasons (2007-10) as the wide receivers coach on the Jaguars staff with Dirk Koetter, who was the offensive coordinator. His hire – which is viewed as an offensive consultant/wide receiver specialist – is consistent with the Bucs’ plan for stability on offense. Monken’s role will also likely involve working closely with Evans to help clean up the dropped pass/focus issues that plagued the No. 1 wide receiver last season.
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I’m really excited about this coaching staff. First time I can say that in a long time.
I’m hoping this works out.
He has a good experienced staff. No relatives working on his staff!!!!!! And….he actually talks and answers questions.
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