Mike Sherman A “Finalist” For Bucs JobJanuary 25th, 2012
It appears with each passing day Bucs fans better brace themselves that former Packers and Texas A&M coach,and Warren Sapp antagonist Mike Sherman may very well end up as the ninth head coach in franchise history.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times has read the tealeaves and connected the dots and has written that Sherman is “obviously a finalist” for the job left vacant after Raheem Morris was jettisoned to start the new year.
If they’re making progress and none of those other coaches they’ve interviewed have been contacted, maybe Sherman will be the Bucs’ choice after all. Until an agreement is reached on a contract, why not keep the others in play by telling them nothing? Also, at least one or more of those candidates may become members of Sherman’s staff and the Bucs want to keep them available.
It could also mean that Sherman is not the only finalist. Why else would the Bucs keep so many other coaches, some of whom are already under contract with teams, in limbo?
Stroud goes on to type — and it’s looking like a slim hope — that keeping Sherman as a finalist could be little more than trying to keep people off the scent, an elaborate ruse, a smoke screen, as the Bucs fish for someone no one else has identified.
That is the pattern of Team Glazer in coaching searches. They seem to crave the espionage-like angle of finding a new coach.
They nearly pulled it off with Chip Kelly. Perhaps they pull it off again?