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January 9, 2012 @ 1:05 pm
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Childress Today, Scottenheimer Tomorrow As Coaching Search Continues

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Former Browns, Chiefs, Redskins and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer is set to interview for the vacant Tampa Bay head coaching position on Tuesday.

The interview carousel at One Buccaneer Place is starting to spin faster, with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reporting today that former Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer will interview with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. This follows a report that former Vikings head coach Brad Childress will or has been interviewed today by Tampa Bay. In addition, former Cowboys and current Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is set to meet with Tampa Bay on Friday about their head coaching vacancy.

Schottenheimer’s name is growing steam around the league and with Bucs fans. With a career head-coaching record of 200-126, Schottenheimer seems to at least have the upper hand in success among the candidates already interviewed and those scheduled.



Schottenheimer began his professional coaching career with the Cleveland Browns in 1984. He last coached in San Diego in 2006 and was fired after an apparent dispute with owner Alex Spanos, even after a posting an impressive 14-2 record.

In Schottenheimer’s 22 seasons as a NFL head coach, his teams earned 13 trips to the playoffs (5-13 playoff game record), eight divisional titles, and had just two seasons with a sub .500 record.

The negative knock on Schottenheimer is his team’s inability to win in the playoffs but after the postseason drought the Tampa Bay franchise has suffered recently, that fact may have a minimal effect on the decision.

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    Scottenheimer is known for having a short fuse and that would be a problem in a place like Oakland when the owner was alive and Dallas, and a few other places but the Glazers are not known as control freaks. They want a guy who can do it and Scottenheimer can. Can he win a Superbowl ? who knows since he has never been there, but he can bring discipline, and a team of young high draft picks who are all millionaires, needs discipline. I like this choice.
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    I am all for Marty, even over Billick. Marty builds winners and I think he could do wonders with Blount.
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    Buctebow: I hadn't thought about changing my poster name but after this past dreadful season, maybe I should consider it going from Go Bucs backwards to Go Yucs backwards. Congratulations on figuring it out.
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    I like Marty he has turned around every organization he's coached for and a class guy who would bring experience to a young team do this Glaziers and hire him
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    YES, YES, YES. Marty Schottenheimer will walk into the building and instantly be the top football man. He is a great leader who teaches players how to play, every single day. You will never hear him say midway throught the season that it's time to get back to fundamentals, because he teaches fundamentals all day every day. Three words. YES, YES, YES to Marty Schottenheimer..
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    Playoffs? you're talking about playoffs? I hope we just win a game,playoffs? Seriously, Marty knows how to build a winner, he might be what these youngrys need. Give him 3 years we'll be respectable. By the time we're playoff ready we'll S can him and bring in a Gruden type to get a ring. Coach Shotenheimer sir, what's an Oklahoma drill?
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    His confrontation with owners and upper management means he doesn't do well with authority; he's not coming to Tampa.
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    As the line in the song The Streak goes, "Say it isn't so Ethel."
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    Are you going to change your handle to scuyog?
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    I wonder if Bud Grant would give up his consultant role with the Vikings? He is only 84 years old, so he is well within the GLosers wheelhouse of experienced coaches!
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    shame on you all bad mouthing marty. hes a fantastic coach and could do a lot for the bucs.
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    Marty spags and haley thank you and goodbye
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    My choice for head coach would be Brian Billick forst and if not Herm Edwards, but I think they would be too expensive for the Bucs since they haven't even contacted either of them. I like Mike Sherman better than Schottenheimer. If I had to pick one, I would go with Sherman.
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    In a stunning move, Joel GLoser announces that he will personally take on the head coaching duties of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a cost saving measure. Joel commented...this way we will have more money to spend on free agents!
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    Schottenheimer is too long of a name, if he is hired I would have to call him...Shotz. He may not be sexy, but I think he has what the Bucs need right now...experience, discipline, winning record, credibilty. Maybe not the best for the long term, but for right now, I would give him a chance. Also, 68 is not that old, especially with an individual with a lot of drive, which he obviously has an abundance of...I would imagine he will never retire and will try to coach until he dies.
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    Jason LaConfora reporting leading candidates for Bucs is a trio of Sherman at HC, Childress at OC, and Nolan at DC. Thats a lot of former head coaches in one kitchen. Not sure how I feel about that specific combo but I like the intent of making all three major coaching positions (HC, OC, DC) high profile roles.
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    Would like that a lot better with Marty/Childers/DelRio... AHHH that woud be nice...
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    Thanks Mark I feel like I just did a hit of crack. But with some buc news . Thanks I needed that now keep it comin baby... I want Marty Dom......If your reading I know you are.
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    Out of all the veteran coaches mentioned for the Bucs job, Marty is the most interesting. I'm curious to know who he has in mind for his offensive/defensive coordinators. He's always been able to put together solid coaching staffs and he wins. Only 2 losing seasons in his career. That's impressive. With all that said, there's several would be first time head coaches that appear to be capable. I wouldn't mind taking a shot at one of them, although it sounds like the Glazers are more interested in experience after the Raheem fiasco.
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    A yearly spot in the playoffs is definitely a step in the right direction. I'm in favor of having Marty as the Bucs coach so long as we don't have to move to the 3-4 to get him here.
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    Marty would be okay, but he'd probably need to be told to drop his kid off at the day care center on the way in. In all fairness, perhaps the boy has learned from his experience (and Pops standing over his shoulder might provide a good influence). Yeah, he's old. Yeah, I'd still like to see Bisaccia, but... we can't always get what we want. Objectively, there's nothing attractive about coaching the Bucs at this point, there really isn't. I've got to believe that somebody younger, up for a CHALLENGE would be the right fit.
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    Billick, Zimmer, Clements, Chip Kelly, Kirk Ferentz - so many talented minds we're not interviewing right now. We never know how somebody is going to do, but at least get somebody who can grow with the Bucs. Phillips, Marty, Sherman - can we GET any older?
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    God help us. First a coach who couldn't catch up to the game, now a coach who can't keep up. I've been here since 1976, I'm putting my name in. Trust me, I'll do a better job then these guys.
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    OH GOD NO! Guess who our offensive coordinator would be? "Offensive coaches need to be cerebral. When it comes to making adjustments, (Jets offensive coordinator) Brian Schottenheimer is one of the worst in the game. You look at the way they protected against the Giants. You're playing one of the best defensive lines in football and you're not going to give your tackles any help? Someone has to explain that to me. I know (OLT D'Brickashaw) Ferguson is good, but have some common sense."
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    Laughable Glosers. You really have no clue.
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    Martyball.............YES!
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