Bucs Won’t Get Vikings’ D-Line Coach

January 16th, 2011

It appears the Bucs’ first choice to replace departed defensive line coach Todd Wash won’t be in Tampa anytime soon.

Last week the Star-Tribune reported the Bucs offered a contract to Karl Dunbar, the Vikings’ D-line coach whose contract was up, but now the newspaper says he’s staying put.

Frazier said there is no truth to rumors that defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and wide receiver coach George Stewart were looking at other jobs.

Frazier said that Dunbar and Stewart were going to remain on the staff.

Hardly good news for Bucs fans. Dunbar had great coaching experience and success, and had played in the NFL.

Joe wonders whether the Bucs might go back to having specific coaches for defensive end and defensive line, as they had in the past.

Joe is NOT starting any Steve White rumors here. But Joe thinks it would be pretty darn cool if the Mark Dominik and Raheem brought in the former Bucs defensive end to chat.

Ike Hilliard and Keenan McCardell got interviews last year, so it’s not like talking to a former Buccaneer is unprecedented for this regime.

27 Responses to “Bucs Won’t Get Vikings’ D-Line Coach”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    George Stewart …..bless his soul…
    no thanks
    he has past his prime
    and that was

  2. RustyRhino Says:

    I am sorry that this didn’t happen, we could use a good D-line coach! I agree with you about bringing in Steve White for an interview and shirt sizing….Even if Steve is (for now) a assistant D-line coach that is OKAY by me. I wonder if the powers that be over at One Buc have a grudge against Steve White? I hope not, all season long Steve White broke down the defense play each Sunday, and some of his comments where not very flattering for former coach Walsh. Not that Walsh didn’t deserve the attention for his lack of “coaching up” of the D-line.

    I will be sad and excited if and when we sign coach White. Sad because Steve’s blog has taught me to watch things I have never “seen” in the way we play Defense. (thanks Steve & thanks Joe) Excited because we will have one of our own coming back to coach a position where we need help. A former Buc who has also played on the D-line on our field. Good Luck Steve! I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  3. JDouble Says:

    Andy Reed swore Sean McDermott was staying too….right up until they fired him.

    I’ll believe it when Dunbar signs a new contract with the Vikings. Until then it’s just Frazier saying what he WANTS to happen.

  4. RustyRhino Says:

    @ Joe
    I just read of the Wonderful I mean terrible news of the Falcons getting spanked at home. No post or write up of this Joe??? I have a friend who is a big Falcons fan and he is at a loss how it could have happened…. So now both “playoff” earning teams from the NFC south have been one and done in these playoffs, I wonder if we would have shared the same playoff results as our NFC south brethren??…..

  5. Larry Says:

    I agree that Steve White should be given a shot at improving our D Line. He is a Buccaneer and has in depth knowledge of the game.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I had a feeling this was going to be the case, since we haven’t heard anything since the news broke several days ago. I figured if he was going to take the job, he would have taken it quickly.

  7. Posey99 Says:

    Steve white would be perfect. Not successful enough to be too rich that he doesn’t need to work anymore but also talented, knowledgeable and passionate enough to be successful as a coach.

  8. Patrick Says:

    Sure sucks that we’re not going to get him. We could’ve probably had Ray Edwards.

  9. Jerry Says:

    First off, Raheem only has a 2-year extension. So does not say much for job security. Plus I doubt the Glazers are willing to write any big checks. So can’t lure them here with money either.

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    I wish they would at least ask Steve White to come in for an interview. The best part of Steve being D line coach is that he could then criticize himself in the Bull Rush column & GBU.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs have Greg Lloyd on staff and he should be able to do the job.

  12. Dew Says:

    I love it. Ira’s great Belicheat turns pansy today and loses to a foot fetish. LMAO. Ryan beat Belicheat. Way to go Jets.

  13. PasadenaPirate Says:

    Great seeing Chowda Nation go down but now all the SANCHEZ IS BETTER THAN FREEMAN idiots will run riot on Buccaneer websites and comment sections.

    Sanchez looked good today because Belicheat thought he was playing the RAVENS…he stole the wrong playbook. Doh!

  14. gitarlvr Says:


    bigmac- Why would a former linebacker make a good d-line coach? Also I wasn’t even aware he was on the staff. That pisses me off. He’s a psycho d-bag that should be locked away forever. Just in case anyone doesn’t remember what im referring to, the guy put a gun in his own sons mouth. Later on he pointed a gun at his ex-wife’s head. He has somehow escaped justice with a couple of hung juries.

  15. gitarlvr Says:

    God almighty do I wish the Bucs could have Rod Marinelli back to coach this d-line!!!!!

  16. gitarlvr Says:

    Also i’m not sure why people, including Joe, keep up with this Steve White nonsense. Steve White has come on these very comment boards and stated unequivocally that the Bucs have NO interest in him coaching for them and that he is not interested in coaching.

  17. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    good point Patrick, Ray Edwards is the only FA defensive end I can think of that I’d like the Bucs to go after

  18. kyle Says:

    Hey Joe,

    You should get the link to the video that BSPN did on Raheem it’s a great look into his background

  19. Brad Says:

    Kyle: there is a link under the comments section in the article about Josh Freeman being a fluke ?

  20. Joe Says:


    When’s the last time you spoke with him?

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    Greg Lloyd is no longer listed on the Bucs website. He may have got a job with another team. Lloyd played 10 seasons with the Steelers, appearing in 131 games with 125 starts and racking up 53.5 sacks, 10 interceptions and 34 forced fumbles. His sack total ranks fifth in franchise history and he was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team all-pro. He was also, for many years, one of the emotional leaders for a defense that often ranked among the league’s best.

    Lloyd disputed the gun incident, said his wife concocted the story and was not convicted. I don’t have the facts, so I won’t condemn him. I think we’ve had enough of guilty until proven innocent lately. But he was an awesome player.

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    Steve posted on his blog a couple weeks ago that he was going to pursue coaching opportunities. We all wished him best of luck and hope he can stay in Tampa.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Here is an excerpt from Steve’s last blog

    So I apologize for that, but I want to thank all of the folks who have been reading my blogs all year and especially those who participated in the fantasy football pick em league as well. I probably would have blogged about the Bucs this year no matter what but having people appreciate my work definitely gave me added motivation each week to git er done.

    As for what’s next, I’ll probably do a post mortem on the season as a whole in the coming weeks and I’ll also probably do individual breakdowns on each member just like I did last year as we head into the off season. At the same time I have felt the pull of the coaching profession once again and I have decided to test the waters to see what opportunities may arise. Therefore I can’t promise that blogging will be regular but when I blog it will probably be substantive and worth your time. Maybe something will happen, maybe I’ll still be blogging the Bucs next year, who knows. But I just ask that you bear with me for awhile until something happens….or doesn’t.

  24. gitarlvr Says:

    He declared it definitively right here on your website. He was quite clear about it. sgw94. thats him right? He saw a thread a month or two ago with people rampantly speculating about him coaching for the Bucs like this one. And he gave it to us straight from the horses mouth.

  25. Joe Says:


    Might want to read Steve’s blog — straight from the horse’s mouth.

    Also know Joe still keeps in touch with Steve — straight from the horse’s mouth.

  26. BigMacAttack Says:

    @ gitarlvr,
    Dude, why would we lie to you?

  27. Formerbuc Says:

    What do you guys think of this guy?