Schottenheimer Has The Fire In The BellyJanuary 16th, 2012
Joe’s trying not to catch Martyball fever when it comes to the Bucs’ head coaching search, but Joe’s definitely rooting for Marty Schottenheimer to get one more crack at the job he loves so much, regardless of the franchise.
The guy’s become a lovable old-man underdog, who just happens to have 200+ wins under his belt.
Surely the Giants playing their asses off for 65-year-old taskmaster Tom Coughlin isn’t hurting Schottenheimer’s chances of getting another shot.
Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post, talked to Schottenheimer and penned a story that’s sure to fire up anyone rooting for the 68-year old.
Schottenheimer recently met with the Glazer family, owners of the Bucs, and said he thinks the club has the talent to be successful.
“Frankly, there’s an opportunity there to teach the young guys how to do it,” he said. “There are a number of other candidates, so whether a second round of dialogue will take place I don’t know. But I will say this: I’m excited about the opportunity. …”
“If the UFL experience taught me anything, it’s that at my age I’m very comfortable stepping into the midst of 25- and 26-year-old kids, to help them grow and develop, and give them the opportunity to succeed.”
Click through above to read Marty’s comments about how energetic and driven he feels.
Without being on the inside of the interview process, Joe has no clue whether Schottenheimer is the best man for the Bucs job. But he sure seems like the safest pick, if the team wants to win games and “stabilize” the organization.