Richard Mann Is “A Big Loss”January 20th, 2010
The snappy crew of Bucs beat writers are all making it official today: wide receivers coach and Antonio Bryant confidant Richard Mann is gone.
Joe wrote earlier about how Keenan McCardell and Ike Hilliard are possible replacements.
Count Earnest Graham among those unhappy to learn Mann would get a pink slip.
During a Tuesday interview with J.P. Peterson on 1010 AM, Graham said Mann leaving “would be a big loss, if we did lose him.”
Graham said Mann is a soft-spoken guy with a powerful locker room presence. The Bucs running back made it clear that when Mann did address the team or a group of Bucs, every player was listening.
Per St. Pete Times beat writer Rick “The Mad Twitterer” Stroud, Mann’s assistant receivers coach, Tim Berbenich, has emerged as a leading candidate to get promoted and become the Bucs’ primary receivers coach.
Joe will have much more on Berbenich tomorrow.