Shaun King Reveals Who He Wants As Bucs CoachJanuary 11th, 2012
Ever since Raheem Morris was jettisoned as Bucs coach, former Bucs quarterback Shaun King has stated he would do some research and come up with who he would choose as the ninth coach in Bucs history.
King, one of only three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC title game, finally revealed his choice today on the show he co-hosts with Toby David on WQYK-AM 1010.
That choice would be Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator of the Saints.
First, King said the Bucs pretty much will have to get a defensive guy to be head coach as the Bucs are so devoid of talent outside of the front line on defense, that finding someone who would want to tackle that task as a defensive coordinator will be difficult to find.
On the flip side, King said finding an offensive coordinator would be pretty simple as many coaches want to work with Josh Freeman.
“I think [Williams] is a perfect fit,” King said. “Yeah, he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, but sometimes when you are a coordinator and you are a head coach you make some mistakes and the second time around you are more mature and you grow and correct those mistakes. I think Gregg Williams is that kind of a coach. I think he can learn from his mistakes.
“If you look at what he has been able to do with what I believe is average talent on defense, that projects well for the Bucs.
“Being around Sean Payton, who is one of the best young offensive minds in the game, I think that has done wonders for him and will help in his analysis of the offensive side of the football. He can have dialogue with Josh Freeman about what it takes to get the job done.
“He understands the NFC South. He can be a disciplinarian without being a taskmaster. I really, really like Gregg Williams.”