Marty Chokenheimer “Intrigued” By BucsJanuary 10th, 2012
Given the lackluster if not retread list of coaches Team Glazer and Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik have interviewed, or are scheduled to interview thus far (candidates we know of), clearly the coach that raises an eyebrow more than others is Marty Chokenheimer.
Chokenheimer is one of the best regular season coaches in recent decades in the NFL. But as far as postseason success, well, his teams shut down just like the regular season shuts down.
Despite the awful playoff record, Chokenheimer seems excited about the possibility of being the next Bucs coach, succeeding jettisoned Raheem Morris, so Chokenheimer told Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
“I think it’s an interesting situation they have there in Tampa with so many talented young players,” said Marty Schottenheimer, 68, who is slated to interview with the Bucs today in Tampa.
“When I started to look at the team a little more closely, I was amazed at all the young players they have. There are a lot of guys 28 and younger there. It’s very intriguing.”
Interesting. Joe was under the impression from some that the Bucs are barren of talent.
Joe can say one thing about Chokenheimer: If he comes to the Bucs this team will be whipped into shape. None of the nonsense that Morris tolerated if not enabled would happen under the boot of Chokenheimer.
Players that ran wrong routes, players that committed a bunch of penalities, players that regarded meetings as voluntary would either fly right from Day 1 or they would be launched without much warning.
And players that played ole’ football in the final weeks of the Morris regime, they’d likely not even make it to the Bucs first session of OTAs this spring.
The more Joe thinks about it, maybe Chokenheimer is just the right guy for this young team?