Bucs “Spared” ShameJanuary 23rd, 2012
Many Bucs fans were aggravated this morning when they awoke to find the news that, alas, Oregon coach Chip Kelly was not coming to Tampa Bay to replace jettisoned Bucs coach Raheem Morris and instead, stay at Oregon.
But there seems nearly as many Bucs fans who believe the Bucs dodged a bullet, with Kelly’s lack of NFL experience much less coaching experience.
Add Alan Dell to this group. The Bradenton Herald columnist believes Bucs fans should be thanking their lucky stars that Kelly is staying put.
The Bucs were spared perhaps an embarrassment when Oregon University head football coach Chip Kelly turned down their offer to be their new head coach.
Anything is possible; but if you look at Kelly’s track record and college experience he would have had to make a major adjustment to coaching at the NFL level and history has proven that doesn’t usually work.
The list of college head football coaches who failed at the NFL level is staggering. To make it worse, Kelly runs a spread offense that features a lot small guys running all over the place.
While Joe would have enjoyed seeing what Kelly’s offensive mind would have done in the NFL, the depth of college coaches tanking in the NFL is enough to scare Joe away from Kelly.