Star Tribune, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have submitted an offer to Karl Dunbar to be their defensive line coach. Dunbar has been with the Vikings since 2006 when he was hired by former head coach Brad Childress to coach the Minnesota defensive line.
Dunbar's contract has run out as has Todd Wash, the Bucs defensive line coach the past three seasons. Dunbar has gotten good production out of a very talented Vikings front four. Defensive end Jared Allen has been one of the best defensive linemen in football during his three years with the Minnesota. Defensive tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams have also been productive, as has left defensive end Ray Edwards. Edwards is a free agent in a few months as long as a collective bargainning agreement is reached.
The Bucs could be looking to improve their pass rushing potential as they finished second to last in the NFL with only 26 sacks on the season. The defense was led by defensive end Stylez White with 4.5 sacks. The Buccaneers have invested a first, second, and third-round pick in defensive tackles over the past two NFL drafts.