Herm’s Not Coming

January 26th, 2009
To Joes chagrin, Herm Edwards wont be coming back to Tampa Bay to coach the Bucs defensive backs.

To Joe's chagrin, Herm Edwards won't return to Tampa Bay to coach the Bucs' defensive backs.

Reports from PewterReport.com suggest Joe’s dream of having Herm Edwards return to the Bucs as a defensive back coach are all for naught. It appears that former Denver Broncos linebackers coach Joe Baker will be the defensive backs coach.

Baker, 39, spent the past two seasons serving as Denver’s linebackers coach. He spent two seasons (2007-08) with the Broncos, the first of which was with Jim Bates, who was recently hired as Tampa Bay’s new defensive coordinator. Baker and several other Broncos assistants were fired with former head coach Mike Shanahan earlier this month.

Also, Patriots tight ends coach Pete Mangurian, who was hired by the Bucs over the weekend (but no one knew for what) will be the Bucs new offensive line coach. Given his resume on the Patriots website, Mangurian has an impressive background with coaching offensive lines.

Additionally, the Bucs are interviewing Titans quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson for the open offensive coordinator position.  Could free agent quarterback Kerry Collins follow if Johnson is hired?

Thus far, other than Herm not coming back, Joe is somewhat satisfied with the coaching selections by Raheem the Dream.

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