Bucs Denied Access To McAdooFebruary 7th, 2012
No relation to the legendary big man who changed the NBA forever, Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo joins the growing list of coaches the Bucs were interested in but won’t be hiring.
Green Bay has exercised its right to deny the Bucs a shot at interviewing/hiring McAdoo for their offensive coordinator gig, so claims Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com.
Schiano recently lost out on his top choice for offensive coordinator when Arizona refused to let then-wide receivers coach John McNulty interview; McNulty eventually became the quarterbacks coach.
Schiano could end up having to hire a number of his former Rutgers staffers. The overall inexperience of former coach Raheem Morris’s staff was a big issue for Tampa and led to his eventual departure. Tampa began its coaching search by interviewing almost exclusively veteran NFL coaches with significant pro head coaching experience.
Clearly the Bucs are paying a price diving into the assistant coach search late in the game, and/or rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano are being incredibly thorough and deliberate.
McAdoo was in the mix to become the Packers new offensive coordinator, but Tom Clements was promoted into that gig late last week — another name the Bucs can cross off their list.