“No Learning Curve”

January 2nd, 2012

Black Monday, as NFL pundits call it, was burning up the Yahoo! Sports Radio airwaves this afternoon, as Yahoo.com senior NFL writer Jason Cole chimed in on all things NFL, including the next era of Buccaneers football.

Cole, a Gainesville resident, made a strong case for a team like the Bucs to sink its hooks into Jeff Fisher. Cole said a guy like Fisher “knows exactly what he’s doing” and comes with “no learning curve,” qualities from which the young Bucs surely could benefit.

Cole also talked about how well Fisher presents himself in a community, dealt with challenges under owner Bud Adams, and how it’s a good thing that Fisher never won a Super Bowl, considering the esteemed list of coaches that won a ring but failed in future tries with new teams.

Joe’s surely not sold on Fisher by any means, but the Bucs surely could do a lot worse.

23 Responses to ““No Learning Curve””

  1. NJBucsFan Says:


  2. Cleggly Says:

    I like Jef…………wait. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jb Says:

    Of all the retreads I’d say he’s the most promising.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    Can we get an offensive minded HC and OC?

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Fisher will do…less of a gamble than most. He doesn’t have much risk/reward going on, though.

  6. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    ok no coach has ever won the superbowl with one team and then another, but didn’t Schula lose with the Colts and then win with the Dolphins, so Fisher could win it

  7. Tommy Boy Says:


    Just say it. Who do you want to see as the head coach? No more half ass opinions about possible coaches. Tell us who you want. Go out on a limb.

  8. BucfaninMI Says:

    Marty ball!

  9. AtlBucsFan Says:

    Relax Tommy Boy. Joe’s just doing his job!

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Jeff Fisher had problems with his owners, who insisted he play Vince Young, and would not ante up to pay Haynesworth.
    He would be a LOT better then what we had. His teams were always at least competitive, and some were very very good.
    I actually like him a lot, and feel he would be a good choice for us.
    But again, my source tells me the new Tampa Head Coach has already been selected, on a handshake deal.

  11. Tommy Boy Says:


    No one is worked up here. Joe has commented on all the possible head coaches but hasn’t actually committed to saying who he wants. I respect Joe’s opinion so I want to know who he thinks is the best option.

    Don’t worry about me son.

  12. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Oh Good Lord!! I guess this Jeff Fisher thing isnt going away. Well I guess he isnt the worst retread they could hire. As long as it isnt Jerry Glanville. He’s still banging around coaching in the UFL there along with guy like Marty Schottenheimer and Jim Fassel. Oh wait!!! Schottenheimer and Fassel- two guys who deserve to be in the conversation as long as Fisher is going to be. If Schottenheimer still has the bug to coach in the NFL I would take him in a heartbeat over Fisher. He is getting old but his track record for rebuilding MULTIPLE franchises(Cleveland, KC and San Diego) is right on par with Parcells with the difference being that Marty never won a Super Bowl, but then neither has Fisher.

  13. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    apple roof- No one gives a damn who your source is. Shut Up.

  14. barton1017 Says:

    off the subject, but with the #5 pick in the draft do we take a shot @ Richrdson if hes still there? or draft more D? the coaching thing will make an impact on the draft but just wonderin wut the genral consenous is with the #5 pick.

  15. Bobby Says:

    I say go for Richardson. He would do wonders for the offense and that’s what we’re gonna need if we want to compete in the NFC. We can put together a defense with FA’s and some draft picks from round 2 onward but we have to find a running game to make the play action work and that means a guy who can stay in on third down and block. Richardson would be my choice if he’s there but if Claiborne is there we will probably take him.

  16. White Tiger Says:

    Most undesirable, uninviable position to be in…it is what I feared when they fired Gruden…3 years in to building a team around certain players and it could be all for naught.

    I will say that Fisher’s defensive strategy fits our defensive talent than a guy like Cowher…and he’ll be reunited with (Phat) Albert Haynesworth…the last guy that ever got SOMETHING out of Haynesworth…maybe, just maybe. he’ll be able to coax something similar out of Gerald McCoy?

    I’d say Fisher would be a good pick – a lot like Gruden, but more of a players coach.

    I’d say we could do worse – but for giggles – when was the last time this ownership group started a coaching search without a leading candidate?

  17. Tampa2 Says:

    I’m just so releived that Raheem is outta here that I feel any coach will be an improvement. That being said, I hope that it ‘is’ Fisher or Cowher. But I guess we can all have our favorites. Someone needs to re-install sime discipline in this bunch of kids. And I hope that they publicly Fire Talib just to show the rest of them what isn’t going to be allowed.

  18. ElioT Says:

    I wouldnt mind Fisher here as the HC, as long as we get some talent at OC & DC….

    I AM very stoked because we may finally get so see at least one game next year where the Bucs beat the crap out of somebody. Ive had my Super Bowl moment and know I may never see one again.

    I just want the Bucs to be competetive and actually beat the tar out of an opposing team. We have not seen that since 2003…

  19. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Fisher for HC, Tom Clements for OC and Spags for DC.

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    BecklesgayforRuud- no, We are interested in Apple’s source and opinions- it’s your opinions that we usually don’t give a damn about.

  21. K2theSoldier Says:

    Gimme Fisher at HC, Norv Turner at OC and maybe Del Rio at DC. Vet coaches that have been there done that in the NFL. That’s a dream team of coaches right there, and I seriously doubt it happens. But it’s what I want.

  22. patrickbucs Says:

    Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    January 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Fisher for HC, Tom Clements for OC and Spags for DC.

    @Scotty: if Fisher is coach, this would be great.. I would think he would have someone in mind off of Jim Swartz’s coaching staff up in Detroit possibly.. that was his D-Coordinator.

  23. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Fisher is the best possible coach for our young team. Joe, how could you not want this guy??? He is a no-nonsense type guy who knows what he wants and if you don’t want what he does then you are either traded/released/or ride the pine. All of these young kids needs some “tough love”. We don’t need a OC/DC who is just trying out a HC positon with no knowledge of it. I want Fisher for sure. The only other person I would be interested in, and I know he would never leave, but Chip Kelly from Oregon!!! That offense, with a real DC, would be some much fun to watch with Williams, Benn, Winslow, Briscoe, Parker, and hopefully LaMichael James in the draft. That would be fun to watch!!!