Football Gods Wink At BucsJanuary 9th, 2017
New word from BSPN on Mike Smith’s odds of scoring a head coaching gig should make Bucs fans, players and owners smile this evening.
BSPN’s Mr. Insider, Adam Schefter, is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars want to promote offensive line coach Doug Marrone to head coach.
Bucs defensive coordinator Smith was allegedly a premium candidate, a very hot name, for the Jaguars gig.
If true, Smith’s options/possibilities appear to be down to the Chargers, where reports claim he interviewed last week.
Joe sees the Chargers job as a mess. Philip Rivers turns 36 next season. Antonio Gates is even older. And the team might be on the move to Los Angeles. They’ve got talent, but that’s a rather unstable situation lacking a free-spending ownership team.
Joe still thinks Smith would jump at the Chargers gig, but maybe, just maybe, he would pass and wait for something else, if it were offered.
Regardless, it appears the odds of Smith returning to Tampa Bay as defensive coordinator next season have improved this afternoon. Joe will raise an ice cold beer to that gift from the football gods.