New Bucs head coach has been busy the last two days putting his staff together. On Friday the list grew longer.

Joining the Bucs’ staff will be two linebackers coaches, Mike Caldwell who will coach the team’s inside linebackers and Larry Foote who will coach the team’s outside linebackers.

Caldwell played for six teams over an 11-year NFL career and began coaching with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008 as a defensive quality control coach and was moved up to assistant linebackers coach and eventually the team’s linebackers coach before departing to join Arians’ staff as the Cardinal’s linebackers coach 2013-2014. Caldwell has since spent the last four years in New York under Todd Bowles as the Jets’ assistant head coach and linebackers coach.

Foote played under Arians for multiple years in Pittsburgh and in 2014 in Arizona. He then began coaching in 2015 as he was hired to be Arizona’s assistant linebackers coach under Arians in 2015 before spending the last three seasons as the team’s linebackers coach.

In addition to the two linebackers coaches the Bucs also added Joe Gilbert to serve as the team’s offensive line coach and Kevin Ross to be the team’s cornerbacks coach.

Gilbert was the offensive line coach in Indianapolis with Arians and held the position for five years before joining Kevin Sumlin last year at the University of Arizona. In Gilbert’s lone season with Arizona the Wildcats allowed just 20 sacks over 13 games, averaged 202.4 rushing yards per game and ranked 24th in the nation with 457.7 yards of total offense per game.

Ross spent 14 years in the NFL as a cornerback and safety and worked as a defensive backs coach with the Vikings, Chargers and Raiders before joining Arians’ staff in Arizona as cornerbacks coach from 2013 to 2017.

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Animal53
2 years ago

Ummm shouldnt that be Mike Caldwell and not Jim?

76Buc
2 years ago

I don’t remember the Cards, Jets, or Colts having great defenses.

Buc stops here
Reply to  76Buc
2 years ago

76Buc, three of the 5 seasons in Arizona with Todd Bowles they had a top 10 defense. Your welcome.

76Buc
Reply to  Buc stops here
2 years ago

Thanks Buc stops. My post was more of query than an absolute statement. I still don’t remember a dominate defense, but a top 10 is good enough with our offense. I am a big BA fan though.

Buc stops here
Reply to  76Buc
2 years ago

I took your question as an honest one. I had looked it up when he was hired. Bowles is a pretty good coordinator if the talent is there. In Phoenix, the first season they did not have it. Their last season they did not have it either (it fell to 12th I believe).

Pit of misery
2 years ago

I love the big coaching staff we have can’t have to much help. Even a kicker coach !

surferdudes
2 years ago

Watch Goodwin’s presser on the Buc website. I think our O line will be in good hands. Interesting that there are two L.B.’s coaches, one for inside, one for outside. That tells me we’re moving more to a 3-4 defense. You don’t need a ILB coach for one MLB. Also that’s the defense they’ve coached, and played in. Look for big changes to our personal on defense. I mentioned in another post there’s a lot of young L.B.’s who are F.A.’s for both the Jets, and Cards, expect more then one of them to land in Tampa.

scubog
Reply to  surferdudes
2 years ago

I thought the same thing Surfer.

macabee
2 years ago

BUCS COACHING STAFF Here’s what I got so far, things are still changing. Head Coach – Bruce Arians Asst. Coach and run game coordinator – Harold Goodwin OFFENSE Offensive Coordinator/Passing game coordinator – Byron Leftwich Wide Receivers Coach – Kevin Garver Assistant Wide Receivers – vacant Quarterbacks – Clyde Christensen Offensive Line – Joe Gilbert Assistant Offensive Line – vacant Running Backs – Todd McNair Tight Ends – Rick Christophel Offensive Quality Control – vacant DEFENSE Defensive Coordinator – Todd Bowles Defensive Line – vacant (?) Assistant Defensive Line – vacant Inside Linebackers – Mike Caldwell Outside Linebackers – Larry… Read more »

FLBoy84
Reply to  macabee
2 years ago

Being that both Goodwin and Gilbert will be coaching the OL, curious if they bring in an assistant as well.