The Stain Left By Todd Wash

January 15th, 2011

If there was to be a coaching change with the Bucs, Joe doubts seriously that (former) defensive line coach Todd Wash’s departure will bring Bucs fans to their knees, sobbing at the news.

In fact, under the tutelage of Wash, the Bucs defensive line has been nothing short of miserable, so writes Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The Bucs defensive line has so underperformed under the watchful gaze of Wash, that a dead man had better numbers.

Wash had been the Buccaneers defensive line coach for the past three seasons, a span which saw the team have no lineman with more than 6 1/2 sacks in a season, a number first posted by the late Gaines Adams in 2008, and then matched by Stylez G. White in 2009.

Good Lord, if a guy no longer breathing had the most sacks for the Bucs under Wash, a man roundly mocked by Bucs fans and football experts alike as being a bust, Joe wonders how in the world was this guy ever to keep his job as long as he did?

Joe has written this before and will write again: With so much of Team Glazers’ cash tied up on the defensive line, Mark Dominik couldn’t wait much longer for something to blossom.

Especially since the Bucs rock star general manager is all but certain to draft a defensive end in this spring’s draft.

9 Responses to “The Stain Left By Todd Wash”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    The story on Wash was that he was a good “scheme” guy, and that he was able to coach young linemen the defensive schemes quickly. The real book proves that he was not able to teach technique, which is critical in the transition from college to the pro’s. I hope Dunbar signs soon. Technique is his specialty. If not, hope we find someone like him, then sign Steve White as an assistant. Wash did teach the young guys “what to do” very quickly- especially Magee, Woods, and Okam. Now they need to know “how to do it”.

  2. Feel Says:

    I think it is clear at this point that Dunbar is not coming

  3. Hunter Says:

    @Feel: I think that he is trying to get a deal with the Vikings first, but if it isn’t what he likes, he might come here…

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    He’s throwing down the “show me the money” card. Considering recent events, Mr. Wolf In Minnesota may be tired of showing the Money. Plus new coaching staffs may wanna change out the posistion coaches anyway . .

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    “Mr.Wilf” damn spell check! Leslie Frazier has fired 3 offensive coaches. He named the LB coach the new DC. They aren’t resigning Pat Williams, and will probably release Ray Edwards. The Vikes are talking about “brief rebuilding” phase. Considering all that, Dunbar should probably leave- unless Florida is just too hot for him!

  6. gitarlvr Says:

    We’re getting Dunbar and Ray Edwards!!!!!! The power of positive thinking.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    That is a posibility

  8. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Let’s try to bribe Marinelli into coming back to Tampa ?

  9. Teddy Says:

    I don’t think we could get Marinelli back unless we made him DC. While I wouldn’t be opposed, we’d still need a DL coach. Of course, if we hired Marinelli, we’d probably be forced to hire his dunderhead son-in-law again as well.