George Warhop Will Join His Former Player In Jacksonville

January 14th, 2019

Interesting second marriage in Jacksonville

Joe finds it very interesting that a hard-nosed former NFL offensive lineman like Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone wants to hire ousted Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop.

Many Bucs fans think the Tampa Bay offensive line was soft through a majority of Warhop’s tenure the past five years (sans 2015). That’s why general manager Jason Licht seemed to be so eager to find a tough-guy lineman that would rub off on the others, such as J.R. Sweezy and Ryan Jensen.

Also, it appeared that Warhop had a tolerance for loafing, given how Donovan Smith and Caleb Benenoch didn’t seem to be punished for their occasional effort sins.

Coach Warhop also was dealing with a mentally weak bunch. He admitted the offensive line’s mental game was off in 2017 — until it finally turned a corner in Week 9 of that season. (Fun fact, Joe talked to Warhop 1-on-1 about those comments last summer in the team hotel in Tennessee. He did not try to back off those words or soften his stance on his line being weak-minded through the first half of that season.)

SiriusXM NFL Radio host Alex Marvez reported that Warhop is expected to sign soon with Jacksonville as their new O-line coach.

Today, The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville expanded on that and noted Warhop coached Marrone 28 years ago for the London franchise of the World Football League. At the time, Marrone already had played with the Dolphins and Saints and was trying to salvage his career.

Coaches coach and players play. Warhop followed the lead of his Tampa Bay head coaches/playcallers, so it’s unclear whether he wanted to make changes that clashed with those above him.

It will be interesting to see how he fares in Jacksonville with a no-nonsense regime, especially considering he’s been a mentor for one of the Bucs’ new O-line gurus and assistant head coach.

When Warhop arrived in Tampa with Lovie Smith, he endorsed bringing noted stiffs Oneil Cousins and Garrett Gilkey to Bucs’ offensive line after coaching them in Cleveland. Joe wonders what Bucs might be targeted to join him in Jacksonville.

28 Responses to “George Warhop Will Join His Former Player In Jacksonville”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    you can not blame the soft players on Warhop. He may very well be a decent coach working for bucs under glazers one will never know. The players are soft because they took on the personalities of their leaders or more accurately the lack of leadership see glazers spineless no leadership and the face of the team is the undisputed softest player in nfl history and face of the basement years. hard to blame one assistant coach for a soft o line when the entire organization is soft and void of leadership.

  2. FlBoy84 Says:

    Definitely seems Warhop is more highly regarded around the league than he is among many of us. Either he’s just a really great guy or teams don’t look at results.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    FlBoy84

    every player and coach that has come to Tampa for nearly 2 decades regresses do to the lack of leadership in the building. soft owners soft team….

  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Warhop followed the lead of his Tampabay head coaches/playcallers-

    Not buying that, Joe.
    Kris Richard turned Cowboys secondary and linebackers into among best in league. I doubt Jason Garrett had much to do with it…

  5. firethecannons Says:

    send Donovan Smith and Benenneoch to Jacksonville

  6. OneBucPerson Says:

    Poor Jacksonville, just trying to do everything they can to take our title as the worst team in Florida away from us. Let’s help them out and trade for Ramsey.

  7. AlteredEgo Says:

    Again..it is not the coaching it is the talent…

  8. TexBuc Says:

    Congrats to the Jacksonville Jaguars…lol

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I find just a bit of irony or perhaps just a major indictment on our football knowledge.

    At the end of 2017 and into the start of the ’18 season the Jags were the fashionable team. People…including many here…could not jump on their bandwagon quickly enough. I watched that horrible performance in the playoffs last year and thought..really?

    What a difference a year makes. And now…at least on our prejudiced board of Buc fans…I don’t think anybody wants to trade places with Jax. Now it’s BA and GO BUCS!

  10. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    So tmax has moved on from blaming the woes of the franchise on GMC to blaming all of them on the Glazers. Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks?

  11. mark2001 Says:

    tmax..it was softee Koetter.

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    SchwiftyBuc Says:
    January 14th, 2019 at 11:41 am

    So tmax has moved on from blaming the woes of the franchise on GMC to blaming all of them on the Glazers. Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks?

    when you own a business you are 100% responsible for every single aspect so yes all is to blame on the Glazers but make no mistake that pos cancer93 is the main reason this team plays with no heart nor sack…. softest most overrated buc in history and It will be the most glorious day when that career loser is off the roster finally giving hope to the young players and renewed hope to all… I will celebrate like I did the super bowl win. it will be that big.

  13. AlteredEgo Says:

    Schwifty….LOL….

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    i think it obvious lovie had warhop focusing more on run blocking and dirk put more focus on pass blocking…..

    #REALISTKNOWSNOTHING!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  15. rrsrq Says:

    I think we can say the entire coaching staff was wandering in the wind. Yes Monken and Skyler flashed. Duffner had his moment and can we really say that it was Buckner that got JPP double-digest sacks, because for all that where was Beau, Mitch, GMC, Gholston, Spence.
    Compare this new era – Arians, Bowles, Leftwich (Goodwin), Keith Armstrong
    The others era – Dirk, minken, Smith, Kazor (special team was special)

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    813bucboi

    lovie only focus on offense was nap time

  17. cobraboy Says:

    Just a note: there was never a London franchise in the World Football League (WFL.)

    Joe must mean the World League of American Football (WLAF.)

    The WFL was in ’74 & ’75 and was a part of my life.

  18. UnderMeBucinHat Says:

    Tmax if the owners are so soft, we will never have a good team as long as they own it. So from now on your only argument should be sell the team. All other discussion is mute. We’re stuck with the Glazers so this team will never improve in your eyes so you may as well get a different team to follow.

  19. Reach87 Says:

    Warhop is gone. The classy thing to do is to wish him well and root for our new line coach. The bush-league thing to do is throw salt on his name. Queue the “we have a right “ crew… Go Bucs!

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:

    @Under

    INDEED!!! You are spot on. Negative thinking rarely leads to solid conclusions.

  21. tmaxcon = POSITIVE REALITY Says:

    st pete and under

    you both need to accept reality instead of fearing it!!!! reality is this team is a complete embarrassment under glazers outside of grudens glory year. if you think otherwise you need to raise your standards.

  22. Dreambig Says:

    Reach you have a point …. up to a point. I agree its bush league to wish bad things to any of our former coaches, but our Oline has been under performing for a while now. Interestingly Doug Martin’s averaged per carry was back up to 4.2 yds per carry this year. He was down under 3 ypc his last few years here. Peyton Barber seems to be a serviceable running back and he had one of his best years and was at 3.7 ypc this year. What caused our lack of being able to run the ball? Was it the play calling, the players, or did Warhop’s coaching have something to do with why we can not run the ball? Nothing wrong with that discussion.

  23. stopthemadness Says:

    FWIW The Bucs new offensive line coach helped undermanned Arizona build the best running offense in the Pac-12… https://www.azdesertswarm.com/football/2019/1/11/18179373/joe-gilbert-tampa-bay-buccaneers-offensive-line-coach-arizona-wildcats-nfl-arians

  24. Owlykat Says:

    Hiring Warhop should guarantee Jax number one draft choices as long as they believe his excuses why their sacks go up and their RBs holes vanish. But if Warhop convinces his new bosses that D. Smith is one of the top three Tackles in the NFL perhaps they will try to offer us their first round draft choice to get him. Now that is thinking Positive! He brought us two of the Browns two big losers that he talked up to rebuild our OL; maybe he will do that again!

  25. Jean Lafitte Says:

    So despite Warhop being a genie of pre-Islamic Arabian mythological origin, even he couldn’t turn lead into gold. Good luck George in Jacksonville.

  26. RustyRhinos Says:

    Good luck in JAX George, glad you are moving along. Way past time to turn that page.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Joe Thomas at his retirement ceremony on who had the biggest impact on his career:

    “I will give you two people: (Former Browns offensive line coach 2009-13) George Warhop had a big impact on my career as a player. He had me for [five] years as a player. He is an outstanding offensive line coach. He is unrelenting. He teaches really exceptional technique. He is a tough but fair coach. I think I had him from my third year through like my [seventh] year. I had him for the longest stretch in my career. I definitely give him a lot of credit for helping me see the game the way I do and turning me into the offensive linemen I stepped off the field as last year. I felt like I was a decent player before he showed up and made a couple Pro Bowls, but he helped me take my game to the next level. He showed me where I was, was not good enough because the standard was even better. I give him a lot of credit.”

  28. Larry Says:

    Here is what a first ballot HOF’er had to say about Warhop – I think we are going to wish we had him back.

    Joe Thomas at his retirement ceremony on who had the biggest impact on his career:

    “I will give you two people: (Former Browns offensive line coach 2009-13) George Warhop had a big impact on my career as a player. He had me for [five] years as a player. He is an outstanding offensive line coach. He is unrelenting. He teaches really exceptional technique. He is a tough but fair coach. I think I had him from my third year through like my [seventh] year. I had him for the longest stretch in my career. I definitely give him a lot of credit for helping me see the game the way I do and turning me into the offensive linemen I stepped off the field as last year. I felt like I was a decent player before he showed up and made a couple Pro Bowls, but he helped me take my game to the next level. He showed me where I was, was not good enough because the standard was even better. I give him a lot of credit.”

 

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