Lousy Crop Or Extreme Caution?January 18th, 2012
The Bucs are hardly alone in what feels like a plodding, in-depth search for a head coach. The Raiders and Dolphins are right there with them, and Indianapolis joined the party yesterday.
Obviously, the supply of potentially qualified coaches far exceeds demand, but there doesn’t seem to be much urgency surrounding the candidates. Nobody seems worried about another team stealing anyone out from under them.
This has Joe wondering whether the field is proving to be second rate as it moves through the interview process. On the surface it didn’t look like a great year to be looking for a head coach, but the slow approach of these teams is making Joe think nobody is getting wowed.
Speaking today on the Mike and Mike Show on BSPN radio, former NFL Network insider who defected to the Bristol Soviets, seems to have the same opinion. You can listen here.
“Everybody else is sort of out there. There’s no one that teams are rushing to go hire,” Schefter said.
If, in fact, the Bucs aren’t impressed by their options, then Joe has to think that makes a Marty Schottenheimer more attractive. Why not go with the proven regular season winner if you’re not sure your “lasting-contender” coach is out there.