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February 7, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
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Turner, Lazor On Schiano's Radar For Bucs Vacant O.C. Position

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The Bucs are still searching far and wide to fill a number of vacancies on their staff including offensive coordinator. New reports have Tampa Bay in the process of interviewing Ron Turner and Bill Lazor.
With Tampa Bay’s new head coach Greg Schiano denied the opportunity to interview the Cardinal's John McNulty and Green Bay's Ben McAdoo for their vacant offensive coordinator position, the focus is now on two more names – former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner and University of Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.

Turner, brother of Chargers coach Norv Turner, had two stints as offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1993-1996 and 2005-2009). Turner most recently was the quarterbacks coach for Indianapolis.

FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez reported the two additional names today and also reported Schiano will bring in at least three Rutgers’ assistants to Tampa – Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (assistant defensive backs coach).

Schiano is also believed to have hired former Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck for the same position in Tampa, although no official announcements have been made.

Rutgers offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, thought to be a prospect to join the Buccaneers, has reportedly joined the St. Louis Rams as their new quarterbacks coach.



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    Maybe the league office should force all of the OC's and DC's to participate in a lottery, like the military draft and if called up they each have to work one week for the Bucs.
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    Horse - give me a break. What we don't need are college coaches as coordinators. And yeah, salaries do matter as do solid contracts. The NFL is so much more sophisticated than college a head coach from college is going to need some experienced guys to round out his staff. College coaches are great for position coaching roles where they need to teach fundamentals. Still waiting on what happened with Butch Davis. Yeah, I'm sure it has nothing to do with money or NFL standards for terms in a coordinators contract. The Glazers are lost, stupid or just plain negligent. Gonna be a long time before I renew my season tickets.
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    Dman, I hear you, but the realization is that is not going to happen. I am accepting what is going to happen because I can't change it right now. The only control I have is not to purchase season tickets and or insist of at least a 20% reduction in prices until the product improves. An empty stadium sends a very big message to owners who are greedy. right now I am going to spend all my sport money budget on the Rays until I see a change in Buc management. I love the Bucs, but that doesn't mean I love the Owners.
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    The offensive staff is a big mystery, and probably the most important, considering Schiano is a defensive coach. It doesn't sound good when all of the reported denials are on the offensive side of the ball, with the exception of Quinn. I'm just hoping Schiano gets what he wants and doesn't have to settle. We'll never know. Whoever they bring in will be touted as their guy all along.
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    Why do I have this nagging feeling that the turn-downs have more to do what is being offered by the management rather than anything else?
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    Hey georgehicks, the problem with that is that the coaches that are under contract are usually the BETTER ones, that is why they are under contract in the first place. The trick is to identify the best ones and try to give them a raise or a promotion to lure them away from their current team. We are having trouble with Green Bay especially on the offensive side because they are losing too many offensive coaches and are now denying access. If they let everyone go, they would have been without their OC, the QB coach, the WR coach and possibly another offensive assistant. That is too much to lose in one off-season.
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    We don't have to worry about this guy. He already turned down the job. This is getting embarssing. Nobody wants to come here.
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    Scubog....Funny stuff!!! Be great if we could get Rod Marinelli here as DC. Talk about added disipline!! Yowzer!!
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    That's great, Horse, Let's give the Glaziers yet another excuse to be cheap. Nice going.
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    bcrowell, I hear you, but it is what it is and we aren't going to change it. The only thing we can force a change is by not purchasing tickets; that's our control. Does anybody else have a better idea? Just like in the political world; If you don't like what's going on then vote everybody out and the message will be heard and action taken. Buc Fans, don't buy tickets until the product improves.
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    Hey, we'd be just as good with Ike or Tina Turner as OC. "Lazor" What a cool name for an OC. Maybe too close to Loozor if things went poorly. Wasn't Groundhog Day last week? I feel like Bill Murray waking up every day and we're still talking about hiring coaches. Why not hire the groundhog as DC? Can't be any worse than 31st.
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    lwilborn..been a fan for twenty years and have season tickets for twenty years,how about YOU. You could be right, should root for another team just like everyone else seems to be doing.Not many people in the stadium,I think the Buc's could use all the fans they can get.
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    lwliborn, I agree. Bucs lower your tickets and raise them back up when we start winning again. I would be more than happy if you dropped the ticket prices by 20% for the purchase of season tickets. If I was the Buc marketing rep, I would want to first fill the house back up then tick the price up year by year.
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    Everything has been all offense too. I bet we almost have an entire defensive staff lined up already, and nobody knows yet. I still like Butch Davis, R. Marinelli, M. Trgovac and J. Tomsula for the DC position. Hopefully not another college guy unless he has some experience. Since Dom has said that we a a defensive town, a defensive team and have a defensive history, I think they will SPEND more on the defensive side of the ball on their coaches too.
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    Does this Lazor guy have any NFL experience at all ?? I do like his name a lot ! ! Just not sure what kind of offensive mind he is. I'm also not too sure about Turner either. How good were the Bears on offense when he coached there? I DO like the fact that he does have NFL experience calling plays though. He really did a pretty poor job with the back-up QB's in Indy this year too. Of the Rutgers assistants, I really have herd good things about this guy Bob Fraser. I hear he is a really good LB coach. That is just what we need. Hey, we could have Fraser and Lazor. I don't know anything about the other guys. It just seems we are getting a lot of assistants BEFORE the Coordinators. I really think we have a lot more hidden under the tablecloth than people think. That interview table has probably been pretty busy lately. I am sure that whomever we interview, we are letting them know who we are thinking of at different assistants positions and they must be OKAY with them.
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    At this rate our team will be nice and ready for the combine February 28th !! ;)
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    I know what these other so call football teams. but thats ok The coach in Tampa will fill his needs to bring in a good coaching staff and be sucessful. Regardless of what the other teams would do, He just have to go after the coaches who are not under contact.Go Buus in 2012
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    I feel like PR should just print articles that say "Another day of silence from OBP". Maybe we should rename OBP the Cone of Silence. Offseasons are usually frustrating for me, because I like the game more than the soap opera, but this one is especially frustrating.
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    PR, my guess is that Coach Schiano will have a press conference and introduction of his coaching staff sometime next week. Another guess is that some of these Patriot and Giant coaching interviews probably won't start until Wednesday or Thursday. I also think there is way too much to do about coaches salaries. We are a young team and it appears that we will also be a younger coached team whether we like it or not; thus the salaries would be less because of the lack of NFL experience. Just my opinion.
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    @dark uncle Hahahahaha
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    KINDERRT, become a fan of another team. No dead weight needed! -Management
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    Schaino can't even get his own people to come here. What does that say about the Buc's. This organization has no class period!
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    Stats are for Losers! (oh God forgive me, I could not help myself) ;-)
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    Any stats on these guys?
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