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January 17, 2012 @ 11:25 am
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Mayock, Brooks Offer Their Two Cents On Bucs' Coaching Search

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Packers assistants Joe Philbin and Tom Clements are the latest names to emerge as possible candidates for the Buccaneers vacancy and the NFL Network's Mike Mayock tossed another name out that he thinks deserves consideration.

The slow deliberate search for Tampa Bay’s new head coach is continuing with a few new names being added to the potential list. Reports have the Buccaneers requesting to speak with Packers assistant coaches Tom Clements and Joe Philbin.

Philbin has been the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers since 2007 and each season since being in charge, the Packers offense have ranked in the top 10 including finishing third in 2011.

Clements, the Packers QB coach, has overseen the development of quarterback Aaron Rodgers since 2006 after stops in New Orleans, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

Reports had Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer set to interview Monday at One Buccaneer Place but the Tampa Tribune’s Roy Cummings reported in today’s Tribune that Zimmer will meet with the Buccaneers today instead.

Tampa Bay has also requested permission to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski who has seen his stock soar after developing rookie Cam Newton and leading the Panthers offensive to a top-10 ranking after finishing least in the league in 2010.

The Buccaneers have already interviewed  Mike Sherman, Jerry Gray, Brad Childress and Marty Schottenheimer.

PewterReport caught up with NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock and former Buccaneers great Derrick Brooks at the East-West Shrine Game’s practice Monday and asked them both to comment on the head coaching search for the Buccaneers.

“I don’t think its about how quick you do it, I think it is about getting the right guy,” Mayock said. “If the right guy is there on day one you get him and go after him. If you are not sure then you have to be more exhaustive in your search. I think that is what they are doing.”

Mayock dropped a name that he feels should get some consideration.

“From my perspective I would love for them to look at a guy like Rich Bisaccia,” Mayock said. “I think there is a real prejudice about special teams coaches being head coaches. Even John Harbaugh had to go be a defensive backs coach for a year before getting hired by Baltimore. I would to see a guy like Bisaccia get considered. He has been here and he knows the organization and he is a heck of a coach.”

Brooks didn't offer up a possible name but thinks the Glazers are going about the process the right way.

“The time that they are taking talking to all the coaches, the more experienced coaches as well as the younger coaches, that research is going to be very valuable where the next leadership comes from,” Brooks said. “And you give them credit at this point for saying we had a different philosophy last time and it didn’t meet our expectations and now we are taking our time to find the right guy and we are only on one person timetable – ours – meaning the Glazer family. And you commend them for that, and if they stay true to form we in the media probably won’t know until right before (the hire).”




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    I still vote for Marty ball too. Give me an offense that runs hard and doesn't turn it over. Give me a D that is as afraid of the Coach and lossing their jobs. Not a D that is playing like they are afraid of getting lit up. Give me teaching. Give me leadership from the top down (maybe just listen to what all the interviews told you Glazer boys and fire the GM and the scouts now). Give me tuffness. Talent will flow from leadership, teaching and tuffness.
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    give me some Marty ball the players to RUN it. Go Bucs
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    I am really happy they are taking the time they need to get it right. Last time they named Morris almost right away, I think because they were afraid someone else may interview him. I think he needed some time to be a DC first. I like several of the people they have interviewed, I am hoping they go with an offensive mind, the way the league is going you need to be able to score. Defensively you can bring in a strong DC and fix what they have. There are lots of high picks to mold into something better than they have shown so far.
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    smithcar last time they hired Morris right away because they didn't fire Gruden until weeks after the season. Gruden met with the Glazer boys for a lunch meeting to set the goals and BUDGET for the next season. Only then was Gruden fired.
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    No matter what coaching combo we bring in, in the end of the day it will be up to the GLosers to step up and spend some money to increase the quality of this roster. We may not get blown out by 40 each game and lose 12 agonizing times next year with a better coaching staff. But what they can truly do with a suspect, young, inexperienced roster? 6-10? 7-9? Its only part of the solution...
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    who knows at this point
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    I'll just be glad when it's over and my fellow pewter posters can begin criticizing whomever the Glazers hire before he blows the whistle to begin his first practice. No doubt there will be someone who claims the new coach was chosen due to his reduced salary demands. A mediocre Jeff Fisher for 7 million a year? Seems over the top to me. Great agent.
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    Agreed Scubog. Fisher is overrated and not worth elite coaching money at $7M per season.
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    scubog, yeah I agree. Who pays Fisher this kind of money, but desperate owners. I think the Glazer's are doing the right thing and I believe they are going for an experienced OC/DC and the "old coaches" will stay in their rocking chairs. I really like Zimmer and I hope they chose him, but I also know that is only part of the package; whoever they chose the OC/DC have to be much better than what we just had. Who do you like so far that they have interviewed?
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    I appreciate the two individuals in Mayock and Derrick Brooks on positive comments. I love one name that has coach here and know he glazers in Rich Bisaccia should considered. He has paid his time and should be considerated.GO BUCS So all these so call fans just gong off on one coach or another who should or should not be considerated. Tampa Glaziers Family are for once doing this correct decision. GO BUCS-can't wait to see who they get in this draft and all the write ups on future pro players. GO BUCS
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    As a special teams coach Rich Bisaccia has demonstrated how to get the most out of predominately younger players who were not of the 22 d or o starters. He was able to develop their talent and make the Bucs teams a productive unit. I am thinking in the college ranks he was an O coordinator???
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    I love the idea of Philben AND Clements. It would be a promotion for both of them and they are used to working together. If they could get Josh to be 2/3rds as good as Rodgers, that would be FANTASTIC! ! ! Then any DC that would implement a 4-3 defense would be fine. I would be OK with Spagnulo, Bowles or Tomsula. My only other choices as HC would be Mr. Shottenheimer #1, Zimmer #2 and Chudzinsky #3.
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    If it's all still about # 5, I'd say it's going to be a coach with an offensive back ground. How good would Freeman be in Chudzinsky's offense? You could still hire a former H.C. like Del Rio to be D.C..
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    Rich Bisaccia? That would be putting another man in as head coach who would be way over his head!
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    I'm not sure about the coordinators because they really don't have as much hands on experience as a former head coach. The only former head coach I would be interested in is Schottenheimer. He has a great track record and the # 1 reaon he isn't in San Diego is he didn't agree with the GM. When he had superior into insight into keeping Brees over Rivers then he knows talent. Besides who would you rather have in the NFC South, Brees or Rivers? They're both very good but I'd rather have Rivers. If GruAllen had been smart enough when we had the money we could have gotten Brees and look wher we'd probably be now. One of the knocks is I heard he's a micro manager, but he's a winner every where he goes just like he took the new semi pro team here in Norfolk to a winning season and won the championship game. The one unknown that I do support is Rich Bassaccia. He is a hard nosed no non sense taking coach. You look at what he has to work with rookies and reserves from both sides of the ball. He took our special teams and and made it one of the best in the NFL. All I know is who ever is chosen the Glazers better not be cheap when paying them or getting the proper talent in FA because signing a kicker just won't do it!
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    Too late for Nolan....he's gone.... I hope by Friday they have made up their minds. A lot of coaches will be singed by then and we'd better have ours.....
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    Yeah....heard Nolan to Falcons, bummer. Guess he and Mike Smith go back aways. Getting the sense too, like you said Ladyfan, that Bucs will act like they're such coaching search experts, and other teams like Colts, Raiders, Dolphins, will have locked up the most important Coordinators. Del Rio as DC still makes alot of sense, think...
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    How about package deal here 4 Bucs, before Raiders hire them, of Joe Philbin as HC, and Tom Clements as OC, given their history and proven success in Green Bay. Then Del Rio, or Mike Nolan as DC???..
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    I think that Rich Bisaccia is the best man for the job. He has a great working knowlege of this organization, but with out the baggage of Rah. In his tenure at One Buc, you never heard of him fratrinizing with the players. in fact, he is billed as a high energy, no nonsense coach. Plus he had plenty of time to learn under Gruden what to do, and not to do. I hope they give him serious consideration. He would be much better than the parade of also rans, and the unproven coordinators from all these other organizations.
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    I am big enough to admit that I do not know who is the right coach. I do not know if any of these "hot" coordinators will turn out to be great. What I do know is this young team needs a kick in the backside and some discipline. Because of that, I am not opposed to an old school HC (like Sherman or Marty). They are there to run things and let the coordinators do their job. Structure was missing before. I would not mind seeing an old school HC be one of the coordinators also and have one of the other coordinators be a young up and comer.-- - - - - - - They should take their time and try to get it right. The only issue I have with taking too long is if too many other guys get hired and it dwindles the coordinator candidates too much.
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    Horse I really hope you're right. I hope they interview Zimmer and hire him immediately. I think he's that good.
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    I'm ok with the Glazers taking their time. The coaching candidates named to date run the gammit of experienced head coaches, experienced coordinators, position coaches, offensive minded coaches and defensive minded coaches. Who knows what direction the Glazers are leaning towards? At least one thing is clear, they're doing their due diligence.
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    At this point the coaching search is purely a crap shoot. All of these previous coaches are not coaching because of a reason. I think it is a serious mistake to go old school because it is not a long term solution and the Bucs will be changing coaches again in three years. Rich Bisaccia has been coaching for quite awhile and he seems to have the respect of the players. He is also familiar with the organization. I do not believe that just because he has only been special teams that he is not head coaching material. Raheem just was not ready yet but I believe Bisaccia is ready. If not Bisaccia then give some other up and coming co-ordinator a shot. I do not know about a college coach. Not too many college coaches have made the transition to the NFL. Whoever they decide on must come in and instill discipline, chemistry and the will to win. Not an easy task. Buc ball has disappeared. Hopefully the Bucs will bring in a Defensive minded coach who will bring back that aggressive style of defense we had with Brooks, Sapp, Lynch etc. The new coach must also bring in an offensive co-ordinator that knows more plays than run up the middle. I by no means claim to be an expert but I do remember that the Bucs won a lot of games with balance on offense and defense. I pray that we will get that back with the new coach. Please do not go old school with a retread.
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    I'm sure Rich Bisaccia will be a fine Head Coach somewhere, someday; however, I don't think he's a good fit here in Tampa because of his pre-existing relationships with the current players. If he were hired, he could suffer from the same problems Raheem Morris had here. I believe the team needs a complete break from the Dungy/Gruden coaching trees to create a fresh start.
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    Agree Rich Bisaccia is a fine Special teams coach but making him a Head Coach? Didn't we just get through with a chest bumping cheerleader already? Geesh! Mayock needs to rethink another redo of Morris #2!! UGH! The Bucs need a REAL HEAD COACH that understands the NFL and organization as well as one with many ties to the league. Marty remains the best choice for the Bucs!! IMO
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    I don't believe we are picking any of the "old timer" previous Head Coaches. If we were then I believe this would have already been done. I think Dominik is thinking like a lot of us and are focusing on experienced OC/DC ready to take the next step as a HC. We have a few good ones to choose from and I support Dominik on taking his time. Re-scheduling Zimmers date change was interesting. I am thinking that Zimmer is one of the top guys the Bucs want and both GM and Owners will interview him; if they like what they hear and see he could be hired by tomorrow. Just my opinion.
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    Derrick Brooks is awesome. Nice to hear from him. I'd listen to anything he had to say.I would say derrick is the no.1 buccaneer of all time.To bad he wasn't looking to be a coach he would be a great one.Maybe not a head coach but just to have him on the staff for now. That would be cool.I 'd like like someone with head coaching experience but if we did get someone younger mike zimmer looks like a good choice.
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    If they go another 7+ days, I'm walking my own resume into One Buc Place. In all seriousness though, I've been pushing Rich Bisaccia myself, to everyone who'll listen (ie, nobody who's word carries any more weight than my own, which is to say, NONE). Reading up a bit, I do like Zimmer and Schtty as well (don't really feel good about the rest overall, but will support whomever ends up captain of the ship). Go Bucs!!!
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    I'd interview him, no doubt. He's very intense and gets results from his players. I don't know about hiring though. - 3SK
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