Perry Fewell Still On Team Glazer’s Radar

January 18th, 2012

Speaking on Primetime yesterday on WHBO-AM 1040 with co-hosts Ronnie Lane and Tom Krasniqi, Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune talked all things Bucs, specifically the Bucs coaching search to fill the void left by jettisoned coach Raheem Morris.

Cummings believes Bucs fans could be looking at a lengthy search, still.

“One thing we know about the past with [Team Glazer’s] coaching searches, when they hired Jon Gruden it lasted nearly a month,” Cummings said. “This search could end this week or it could last past next week’s Senior Bowl.

“Perry Fewell, I have heard through league sources that this is a guy they are extremely interested in talking to, but if the Giants go to the Super Bowl, do they want to wait? I think the answer to that is, yes.

“This is a different year. Free agency doesn’t start until the middle of March. Usually it is much earlier. There is a chance the Bucs could take that couple of extra weeks and that lets the Bucs do their due diligence.”

Cummings added that Fewell was the runner-up to Ron Rivera for the Carolina coaching gig last offseason.

Also, Cummings discussed Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik’s involvement in the coaching search.

“There’s no question Mark has a lot of say because the Glazers leave football to the football people,” Cummings said. “This is a big hire for Mark, no question.”

As to his best guess when the job will be filled, Cummings believes there is “a 60-75 percent chance” the Bucs will have found their man before the Super Bowl.

15 Responses to “Perry Fewell Still On Team Glazer’s Radar”

  1. Bobby Says:


  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    I don’t think they wait that long. I think the first round is over this week.

  3. thibs5599 Says:

    If it lasts longer than the senior bowl, I am going to say we definitely hire Perry Fewell. The Bucs have had to talk to him at some point or something, they would not wait longer than that and lose out on other coaching candidates unless they knew this guy would be on board for sure.

  4. Brad Says:

    The Glazers are in TX doing interviews so why in the hell does Cummings think we give two hoots what he thinks. Then he’s really got to piss us off by throwing a jab about the pop stars involvement.

    I do hope the Bucs interview Fewell. I also hope the Glazers are not stupid enough to let one of the guys responsible for the worst free fall of an nfl team in the history of league actually be the guy the makes the decision. We can all hope his last act as GM ends when the new coach his hired.

  5. eric Says:

    The only reason it took that long with jon cause parcels backed out and jon was coach of raiders.

  6. Sooner in Tampa Says:

    I would prefer Zimmer over Fewell

  7. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Agreed sooner, better defensive mind.

  8. jvato24 Says:

    Perry Fewell, you mean the Master mind behind the Giants 27th ranked regular season defense with an all star DLine that was inconsistent until the last 2 weeks of the season. Stop everything to make this happen.

    I’m sure the Giants will Sink to the bottom of the NFL without him.

    Hopefully he helps us as much as Spagnulo helped the Rams.

  9. Meh Says:

    His resume is not impressive – at all. And until the giants barely made the playoffs he was on the hot seat in NY because of the underperforming defense. If you want a defensive coordinator, both Zimmer and Gray are much, much better choices.

  10. CC Says:

    Falcons hired Nolan as DC and it looks like the Saints will hire Spagnola as their DC. Uh oh.

  11. Hillbilly Heaven Says:

    Atlanta, New Orleans: moving quickly, getting better
    Tampa bay: waiting, wasting time, saving money

    Perry Fewell? Please, why? Because he was given a superior DL to work with? Because he walked into an organization with a history of winning and a winning culture?

    He has done nothing to earn a HC position in the NFL

  12. eric Says:

    Fewell was on the verge of getting canned along with Coughlin, but for the miraculous come back vs. Dallas.

    Nobody else waiting for the guy.

  13. BucBuckeye Says:

    Good, love the way Perry;s defense got them back into the miraculous comeback in Dallas and how Perry’s defense did what only one other team could this year – SHUT DOWN Greenbay/Aaron Rodgers.

    Bring in Perry Fewell he and we deserve it – even though I think Zim has been around longer and has better connections – Perry Fewell deserves this and so do we – lets at LEAST keep the door open to make sure we don’t miss the best man for the job.

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