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Dirk Koetter and the Bucs coaching search

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are well into their coaching search with interviewing Carolina’s defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had his own interview, but not with Tampa Bay.

On Saturday, Koetter interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers for their head coaching vacancy and all indications are everything went well. What does that mean for the Bucs?

Well, at the moment, still not much. The Buccaneers are doing their due diligence as general manager Jason Licht said he’d due during his post-Lovie-firing presser on Thursday. It’s been highly expected that this would be their approach in case someone knocked their socks off during interviews.

I reported on Twitter Friday morning that the Buccaneers have interest in several New England Patriots coaches including offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. But the team is not willing to wait on interviewing those potential candidates if it meant missing out on Koetter, per the source. Later that afternoon, a report broke stating that McDaniels is in no rush to set up interviews for head coaching opportunities, validating my source’s claims of the team not willing to wait.

From everything that I have gathered, I would still lean on Koetter as being the one that comes out on top.

McDermott seems to be leaning on the Philadelphia job after he stated he hopes his hometown Eagles “recapture that magic” when he was asked if he would choose Philly so as for him being a top candidate with Tampa Bay, I’d doubt that.

With Goodwin, the Bucs would be getting a coach from the Bruce Arians coaching tree. Goodwin doesn’t call plays in Arizona because that is Arians job. However, he does everything else a coordinator is tasked to do and works exclusively with one of the best the offensive lines in the NFL. A Goodwin hire will keep the emphasis on the offensive side of the ball just like the Glazers like but also raise the chances of the team losing Koetter and quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian.

The Bucs have many factors in play which makes the search an interesting one to follow: Defensive philosophy, a young quarterback, emphasis on offense, etc. As this week progresses, I wouldn’t be surprised if a coach is named by week’s end, if not sooner.

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32 Comments on Dirk Koetter and the Bucs coaching search

s1rdr3w said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC TBBucsOnScout TheBayCave Matt patricia is def. wildcard but I don't think we can afford to wait. Don't wanna play chicken.

s1rdr3w said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC TBBucsOnScout TheBayCave OK I remember reading that just couldn't remember the source.

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

MrCervon GilArciaTBC TheBayCave that's true, but I think there's a strong chance. Familiar with each other, seen the success

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

JYarcho_BUCS A_Katzman83 TheBayCave Good. Lol

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

MrCervon JYarcho_BUCS TheBayCave I'm afraid of that. Only way is to name Koetter HC

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC A_Katzman83 TheBayCave I know

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

JYarcho_BUCS A_Katzman83 TheBayCave well I meant outside as DE

MrCervon said : Guest Report 7 months ago

JYarcho_BUCS GilArciaTBC TheBayCave no guarantee you retain Koetter, what if McDermott wants a different OC

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC A_Katzman83 TheBayCave good point. I don't think he has the speed to be outside

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

A_Katzman83 JYarcho_BUCS TheBayCave I like Patricia too. But, that means they'd go 3-4 and either GMC gains weight, move outside, or bye

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

A_Katzman83 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave I'm leary of NE coordinators...not a good track record once they leave Belichick

A_Katzman83 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

JYarcho_BUCS GilArciaTBC TheBayCave I like Matt Patricia better

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

A_Katzman83 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave I know, but doesn't mean I still don't want him in Tampa lol

A_Katzman83 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

JYarcho_BUCS GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Mcdermott seems to want the Philly job. Let him go to that shithole!

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave good stuff. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of McDermott getting the nod and retaining Koetter

MrCervon said : Guest Report 7 months ago

Bucsfan8251 GilArciaTBC and none of the "top" candidates, to me that points to Koetter they are just going through the process

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

bucs3000 MaxLuckan Jackson might today. Gase announced with MIA yesterday. I don't think the playoffs matter to teams lol. #ScrewRespect

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC yeah, that's why i did, but he's basically an ideal candidate

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

MaxLuckan He may not leave SF today so you can leave him off lol

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC wait, i forgot hue jackson. but that's the list.

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report 7 months ago

bucs3000 GilArciaTBC ok, i forgot adam gase didn't get hired

bucs3000 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC MaxLuckan too long? Rooney rule and new coaches unlikely to be named during playoff games

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

MaxLuckan lol

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC yeah, good points. i'm opposed to anyone not named patricia, koetter, mike shula, or pederson.

Bucsfan8251 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC nothing wrong with seeing if any other Candidate blows JL out of the water...still weird only two names announced....

BucWild007 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave nice breakdown. Another person said the same thing I'm thinking, there are surprise candidate. Thanks for info

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

NickBrew2840 Hard to tell. I always think there will be a surprise to some level.

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

Peps5971 I totally agree.

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 7 months ago

VeeJay507 I'm sure there are/will be more.

VeeJay507 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC R any more interviews set up? Jackson or Austin who could B DC choice since Caldwell is likely out. If not name Koetter already

Peps5971 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC what makes it even more suspenseful is outside of the lovie hire,it seems they always interview someone nobody knew they met w/

NickBrew2840 said : Guest Report 7 months ago

GilArciaTBC If for some reason it isn't Koetter do you see any surprise candidates coming out of nowhere? If so who?

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