Shaun King Reveals Who He Wants As Bucs Coach

January 11th, 2012

Ever since Raheem Morris was jettisoned as Bucs coach, former Bucs quarterback Shaun King has stated he would do some research and come up with who he would choose as the ninth coach in Bucs history.

King, one of only three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC title game, finally revealed his choice today on the show he co-hosts with Toby David on WQYK-AM 1010.

That choice would be Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator of the Saints.

First, King said the Bucs pretty much will have to get a defensive guy to be head coach as the Bucs are so devoid of talent outside of the front line on defense, that finding someone who would want to tackle that task as a defensive coordinator will be difficult to find.

On the flip side, King said finding an offensive coordinator would be pretty simple as many coaches want to work with Josh Freeman.

“I think [Williams] is a perfect fit,” King said. “Yeah, he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, but sometimes when you are a coordinator and you are a head coach you make some mistakes and the second time around you are more mature and you grow and correct those mistakes. I think Gregg Williams is that kind of a coach. I think he can learn from his mistakes.

“If you look at what he has been able to do with what I believe is average talent on defense, that projects well for the Bucs.

“Being around Sean Payton, who is one of the best young offensive minds in the game, I think that has done wonders for him and will help in his analysis of the offensive side of the football. He can have dialogue with Josh Freeman about what it takes to get the job done.

“He understands the NFC South. He can be a disciplinarian without being a taskmaster. I really, really like Gregg Williams.”

40 Responses to “Shaun King Reveals Who He Wants As Bucs Coach”

  1. k1ngAdroc Says:

    SK is on the money!

  2. RCH Says:

    No thank you

  3. 941-Bucs Says:

    I’ve thought about this too. But besides the SB year for the saints. His defense hasn’t been as sharp. He likes to gamble A LOT with exotic blitzes. Which sometimes wins but sometimes he gets burned on.

    His saving grace, is he has Drew Bree’s Putting enough points on the board to outscore any mistakes the defense makes.

    Sadly here in Tampa, we do not have that yet! If we do look at Williams as a Hc we really need to find a genius for an OC.

  4. TurnThePage Says:

    This coaching search is getting worse than the 2011 lockout.

  5. Meh Says:

    Seriously? No thanks.

  6. chargedcbh Says:

    I would support that move….

  7. Sooner in Tampa Says:

    Shaun King ONCE AGAIN proves why he is a BOOB!! He is an idiot of monumental proportions!

    Williams is a career coordinator!! And to be quite honest…he defenses aren’t great. ALL of the candidates mentioned are better than Gregg.

    Someone…anyone…please get this tool off of the radio!!!

  8. Brad Says:

    Dumb Choice..No Thanks. Last time checked the Saints D is not that good.

  9. Luther Says:

    No Thanks Sean…I’d rather take that advice from someone else

  10. mike Says:

    WHY DOES ANYONE CARE WHAT S KING THINKS??????????????????????

  11. 941-Bucs Says:

    Some nice little reading material.

    Side Note: His one time as a HC was a disaster. He was overly arrogant. He is a DC guru, but i just don’t see him as a great HC.

  12. knucknbuc Says:

    Wow shaun thanks for your great and valuable insight. Now go somewhere you has been/never was. Can someone please take a mic away from this guy. Gregg Williams is a career coordinator not hc material. Every one knows that I don’t think his D has ever even been in the top 10 since he’s been with the saints. His D might create some big plays but they give up alot too. Also with us splitting with the saints the last couple of years with our sorry O and greg olson calling plays shows me he aint even that good. Thank God Shaun king is in no way close to having any say in this coach search.

  13. Jared Says:

    Well King thought we should’ve given Morris an extension so it is apparent that he is a moron. Yes! Please! Someone take this guy’s mic away from him. Raheem was a terrible coach! I don’t think Raheem will succeed as HC ever in this league. It wasn’t only his immaturity, it wasn’t only his lack of experience, it wasn’t only his inability to lead, it wasn’t only 3 years of terrible defenses regardless of a 10-6 record, it was mostly his idiotic scheme. You could watch the games and see glaring gaps along the D-line, linebackers way out of place before the snap of the ball. I’m sick of Duemig and King defending Morris. Duemig ran Dungy and Gruden out of town daily, and now he thinks Raheem is worth keeping? Not buying it. I don’t like what they’re insinuating as the reason why the fans wanted Raheem out. Race had nothing to do with it. Its all public record. And this endorsement is completely ignorant. Where did the Saints defense end this year at? In the upper 20’s? I’ll take Marty to turn it around over next 4-5 years and when this team is where it should be, we could have our pick at any of the top choices when Marty builds this team up and retires on his own accord.

  14. bucfanjeff Says:

    If you disect him down, he’s not that great – even as a DC. His failures have been masked by good offenses. Hmmm, sounds like I’ve talked about this before…aggressive, passing offenses. Make our offense aggressive and entertaining and it can hide some of our deficiences on defense while it’s rebuilt.
    I really think Billick could do wonders here. The dude is uber intelligent and adaptable to the talent at hand everywhere he’s been. He’s getting overlooked, I would love to know why.

  15. Bobby Says:

    Look, why would we have a problem gettting a DC?? We have a front line composed of first and second round draft picks and with Bowers in the mix it’s like having 3 first round talents. The odds of McCoy staying healthy are good since biceps rarely tear again. That’s a pretty impressive D-line talent wise if you ask me. We have a good young OLB in Foster. We have T-jack and Barber as DB’s. Maybe even Talib if he would get his head on straight. We need a couple of LB’s and a couple of DB’s and some depth on the D-line. I don’t think we’re going to scare a DC off. I still think there’s some talent like Gaitor and possibly Ahmad Black that just needs a chance to show what they can do. A good coach can bring out the best in some of these kids and I know we haven’t seen the best….we’ve seen the worst.

  16. flmike Says:

    Williams will land as DC where ever Fisher lands as HC.

  17. Hillbilly Heaven Says:

    I agree….he’s going with Fisher

    The guy was a disaster in Buffalo & COULD succeed with a second chance BUT, we need a virtual guarantee of success with this hire. No chances here

  18. A REAL Bucs Fan Says:


  19. ChefPaul Says:

    I’m so glad I’m a buc fan in Iowa where I don’t have to listen to that nut jobber pollute the air waves with his dumb drivel. Thank god joe bucs fan is so easy to access tho cuz this site is where a fan goes to get news and great opinions

  20. kh Says:

    Who cares what Shaun King thinks? He wouldn’t have fired Raheem so his opinion is completely irrelevant.

    I’d much rather have Mike Zimmer.

  21. jdog Says:

    Hey Kh what makes you think your opinion matters?

  22. kh Says:

    Joe’s not writing a post about me is he?

  23. Teddy Says:

    ChefPaul, I grew up in Iowa as a Bucs fan, so I feel your pain. Iowa: Great place to say you’re from, no place to live.

    Can anybody tell me why Gregg Williams would be a better choice for the Glazers than Wade Phillips (who, IMHO, has no business in the conversation for Bucs coach)?

    When all is said and done, this will be Marty’s gig, and to be honest, I’m cool with that.

  24. Rob In Orlando Says:

    If the Glazers are actually serious about building another contender for a championship and are going to open up their wallets, they must at least attempt to interview Bill Cowher. Even if he at first rebuffs them, he has such a fire in him to coach, I would bet if he had the thumbs up to hire whoever he wanted $$$$$ as offensive and defensive coordinators, he would be interested. Don’t forget a few expensive free agents too. If the Cheapsters are not serious, maybe Marty will be a band aid to get some people back into Raymond James and at least make the Bucs respectable again. No more getting killed and giving up record setting numbers of yards on defense. Discipline will make the Bucs enjoyable to watch and competitive. Send the bonehead players packing immediately if they try any of their shananigans.

  25. Jerrjenn2 Says:

    Joe will have more on “Mooch” tomorrow. He recently was in St. Petersburg and was kind enough to talk to Joe about the Bucs.


  26. I_Miss#40 Says:

    Greg Williams….yeah because that Defense is really shutting down the opposition, don’t get me wrong he sucked as a head coach to!

  27. bucsfan 1 Says:

    I think Greg Williams would be a really bad choice.I mean the saints d has been terrible for years he hasn’t improved that why should be our head coach.if it was my decision I would get mike zimmer as hc and jerry gray as dc both defensive minded could really turn around our horrible defense.

  28. Chris FWC Says:

    I think Marge Schott could turn our little program around.

  29. Teddy Says:

    Schottzie bombs on the field? I’m sure that’d do wonders for getting free agents to come play in Tampa.

  30. Chris FWC Says:

    It would be DO or DIE

  31. Bobby Says:

    Let’s see….I’ve heard of how many teams interviewing Cowher….did the Rams..? Jacksonville? Miami? ANYBODY???!!
    No???? Could that maybe be because HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN COACHING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give it a friggin’ break already!

  32. Marques Says:

    Absolutely Not !

    Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

    He is a good coordinator. Not great. Just good.

    He is not head coaching material.

  33. Architek Says:

    Couldnt hurt but it all boils back down to costs and savings. The Glazers will not spend as needed so doesn’t matter. Next topic…

  34. raphael Says:

    have another DONUT Shaun ! more blah blah blah

  35. Rob In Orlando Says:

    To “Bobby”. You give it a break and don’t get so worked up over something you know very little if anything about. Just because a coach like Cowher doesn’t show outward interest towards coaching and may even initially rebuffs interviews does not mean you give up. If I was an owner with millions to spend and even more millions at stake, I’d go after the best candidate possible, no matter what. If would at least speak with his agent and try and find out under what if any circumstances he would consider a returne to the sidelines. You don’t know as much as you think you do, “Bobby”.

  36. mainebuc Says:

    LOL@ Gregg Williams, the guy can’t even field a good defense.

  37. stevek Says:

    COWHER is waiting for the DALLAS or either NY Job, He wants to be on a team that has an owner willing to spend whatever it takes to MAXIMIZE the chances of winning.

    Hey Bobby,

    It is ok, the Glazers are not going to pay top $, no shot in H-E- double hockey stick.

  38. Pete 422 Says:

    HA! Disagree…

  39. BigMacAttack Says:

    Marge Schott was one of my all time favs.

    “Smoke em if you got , babe”

  40. hamilton Says:

    no thanks