More Charlie Weis Chatter

December 8th, 2009

Joe’s friend and colleague Anwar Richardson, a Bucs beat writer for The Tampa Tribune, believes Greg Olson’s job security as Bucs offensive coordinator is hardly rock solid.

In a Q & A on, Richardson says he’s sure the Bucs will consider Charlie Weis, the former Patriots and Jets offensive coordinator and Notre Dame head coach, for the position.

Q: With the recent firing of Charlie Weis is there any slight chance the Bucs would bring him in as the offensive coordinator in 2010?

Lee Jones, Jacksonville, NC

A: I’m sure it’s an option Tampa Bay will look into. Lets be honest, the Bucs didn’t even interview Greg Olson when they were working for an offensive coordinator earlier this year. Charlie Weis worked with Tom Brady and it would be interesting to see what he could do with Josh Freeman. Considering Tampa Bay’s offense is not a juggernaut this year, it’s a move the team should consider.

— Anwar Richardson

While talk of Charlie Weis inevitably evokes the name Tom Brady as an example of someone he developed. Joe also is impressed by Weis’ track record of versatility. 

In his first season with 35-year-old Vinny Testaverde and the Jets, Weis helped turn Testaverde into a world beater who took his team to the AFC Championship. Then Weis followed that up the following year by devising a gameplan on the fly for mobile, inexperienced backup quarterback Ray Lucas — who went 6-3 in his starts and completed 59 percent of his passes — after Testaverde was hurt.

Joe hopes the Bucs take a long look at Weis.

Although Joe would be a little nervous about bringing in an offensive coordinator who has eight-figures guaranteed from Notre Dame and could walk at any moment and never look back.

3 Responses to “More Charlie Weis Chatter”

  1. the_buc_realist Says:

    Why would Weis even entertain the idea of being a coach here. What, will the promises of the Bucs signing any player from pratice squads not sound too tempting. At this point we can only hire washed up or upincoming coordinators.

  2. Greg Says:

    Yeah, as much as I would love to have the guy here, there’s not much chance of it ever happening with the Glazer’s rep and the stupid personnel decisions that are being made here.

  3. Pruritis Ani Says:

    I think he would be a good O/C to have in Tampa. However, there would be problems with this hire. Mainly, if the ownership hires him, Raheem will be forever looking over his shoulder as Weiss probably would not be content to remain as an O/C.

    I think it’s a potential internal conflict that the ownership would want to avoid. Then again, if the plan is to keep Raheem for just one more season, the Glazer’s may hire him anyway and keep him on as a H/C. That way, in 2011, they don’t have to go searching for one.