Bucs Denied Access To McAdoo

February 7th, 2012

No relation to the legendary big man who changed the NBA forever, Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo joins the growing list of coaches the Bucs were interested in but won’t be hiring.

Green Bay has exercised its right to deny the Bucs a shot at interviewing/hiring McAdoo for their offensive coordinator gig, so claims Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com.

Schiano recently lost out on his top choice for offensive coordinator when Arizona refused to let then-wide receivers coach John McNulty interview; McNulty eventually became the quarterbacks coach.

Schiano could end up having to hire a number of his former Rutgers staffers. The overall inexperience of former coach Raheem Morris’s staff was a big issue for Tampa and led to his eventual departure. Tampa began its coaching search by interviewing almost exclusively veteran NFL coaches with significant pro head coaching experience.

Clearly the Bucs are paying a price diving into the assistant coach search late in the game, and/or rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano are being incredibly thorough and deliberate.

McAdoo was in the mix to become the Packers new offensive coordinator, but Tom Clements was promoted into that gig late last week — another name the Bucs can cross off their list.

55 Responses to “Bucs Denied Access To McAdoo”

  1. Hillbilly Heaven Says:


    You mean that taking forever to hire a HC actually DID cost the team the ability to put a qualified staff together

    Who would have thought

  2. Rrsrq Says:

    Bucs are going to go after unemployed coaches not under contract. Surely the AARP has a list

  3. justin Says:

    im sure we will find some practice squad coaches

  4. jvato24 Says:

    This is Ridiculous

  5. stimpy Says:

    This is not looking good at all…

    Out of the fire…

  6. jvato24 Says:

    The combine is in 2 weeks and we have 1 assistant coach, ONE !!!

  7. jvato24 Says:

    Our coaches will go to the combine with possibly no experience or knowledge of the majority of the players there. And no idea of the Bucs roster and depth.

    Unless things change dramatically this will 100% affect next season in some way. Probably not a good way.

  8. Brad Says:

    Another great move we can add to Dominik’s impressive resume. I think it’s time Schiano has talk with Vermeil.. He has a list of candidates. I’m not sure why Butch Davis hasn’t been hired yet. The amount of rejections the Bucs are getting is past embarrassing. This is really starting to make me nervous. I wonder how many FA’s turn Dominik down.

  9. raphael Says:

    not good …

  10. Drew Says:

    Could it be that the Packers are blocking McAdoo because Jermichael Finley is an UFA?

  11. lakeland bob Says:

    Jason La Canfora-The Minister of misinformation.Isn’t that the same bloodhound who assured us that Sherman would be our next head coach?

  12. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:


  13. eric Says:

    Way to think this thing through rock. I hope the “information gathering” Al Davis approach was worth it.

    At least we know they are trying to look beyond Rutgers guys.

    Have the Glazers pissed off some owners?

    Arent the Pack West Coast offense though? Not really the grinding running game, throw deep, offense Schiano was describing.

    Ex raiders coach had a fine offense last year, with lesser talent than five IMO.

    Or Al Saunders.

    Does Chip Kelly have an offensive coordinator? Heck they liked his system a couple of weeks ago.

    Amatuer hour?

    Keystone Kops?

    Three Stooges?

    Totally Clueless?


    In over their heads?

  14. BucsnBeer Says:

    How can you deny the right to interview a tight ends coach for an OC gig?

  15. Jared Says:

    Yeah this is odd that these teams are blocking the Bucs from interviews. And essentially blocking their coaches to have to opportunity to get a promotion and enhance their careers. Maybe Macadoo and McNulty said collective to their superiors, “Hey guys I don’t want anything to do with that madhouse in Tampa, just tell the press that you’re blocking me and the story will go away without me looking like a dick.”

  16. nybucsfan Says:

    Hue Jackson anybody? Can he at least be interviewed?

  17. Luther Says:

    Bob was a great player…I have no idea who Ben is. This is getting to be embarassing.

  18. jb Says:

    Can you say Bobby Petrino?

  19. eric Says:

    Some kinda rule in place against going for an experienced coordinator?????????????????????

    Look how fast the Sants snatched up Spags, and the Falcons Nolan.

  20. jb Says:

    Does ANYONE at One Buc Place know what they’re doing? They are taking PATHETIC to a whole new level!

    Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse than when Youngry Morris was here…

  21. jb Says:

    @ eric:

    That’s because the Saints & Falcons have a clue!


    While I do not want picks traded, is there anything stopping them from throwing $ at teams for the right to hire them away? (besides a tight wallet)

    I am starting to have an unsettling feeling about this process. It just strikes me as odd that Tampa is having so many difficulties hiring assistants.

    Obviosuly, it’s not the first time I have heard of teams denying access to an assistant, but, does anyone remember this many denials from teams, and declinations from actual coaches who were offered?

    Maybe I’m just gun shy from the Glazer’s but, the reports about contract terms and guarantees, etc. is starting to make me wonder….

  23. OAR Says:

    Jared and Bucsnbeer
    We did the same thing with Rod Marinelli, Joe Barry, and other position coaches still under contract. Is it right? No, but teams do it.

  24. jb Says:

    Next thing you know they’re going to anounce Raheem Morris as Defensive Coordinator! LMAO!!! Someone….Anyone over there, PLEASE GET A CLUE!

  25. OAR Says:

    “Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse than when Youngry Morris was here…”
    Nice! Don’t even give the man a season, let alone even a game, to see if he can make us forget the last three yugly years!

  26. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    OAR, they aren’t even going to let him make a hire before bashing him!

  27. CC Says:

    Beyond embarrassing. We could be the worst franchise in the NFL. Really if you are honest we probably are.

  28. Brown Bag Likes Butch and Marty Says:

    My name says it all. Of course, I hear Jesse Ventura is avaialble too. Creamsickle boas for everyone!

  29. Capt.Tim 2.2 Says:

    Hmm. Kinda like I figured

  30. OAR Says:

    Let’s see, first it was Dominik gets to sit in on the interviews and has a say in HC hire. You guys bitch! Then, Dominik says Shiano gets to hire his staff. You guys bitch!
    I’m beginning to see a pattern….

  31. FloridaGirl Says:

    Looks like the Bucs’ refusal to allow other teams to interview our position coaches awhile back is coming back around the horn. Imagine that given the reputation/stink coming out of One Buc sewer. I’ll put my resume in for one of the open positions. I have just as much coordinator experience as the folks that are being sought after. Geez…..

  32. Big Picture Guy Says:

    This doesn’t fall on Schiano, this falls on Dominik and the Glazers. Karma indeed. And maybe Butch Davis isn’t the DC yet, because he DOESN’T WANT TO BE?

    He has been a head coach in NFL and college for almost a decade. Sure he was DC with the Cowboys, but how long ago was that? If you’re Butch Davis, why would you settle for a DC position on a team that either no assistants want to go to, or will feature numerous inexperienced college coaches.

    I guarantee you Butch still wants to be a HC either in the NFL or college. Taking a risk on the Bucs and that risk failing would doom him forever. I won’t be shocked, but I would be surprised if he indeed does become DC here.

  33. OB Says:

    Joe, I think that everyone is missing the boat. If the teams are saying no, the coaches must be really good and they do not want to let them go. Would you if your assistant coach was that good? So, to me it is not a big deal, we will find what we need because, again, if the new HC is a leader, the ones selected will do good.

    What say you?

  34. OAR Says:

    Not Joe, but…Exactly! Could it be? Do you think our defense would not have been affected had we let Marinelli, Barry, etc go to other teams a while back? Heck, yes it would have effected our defense!

  35. OAR Says:

    Forced to resign early in Cleveland, then fired from COLLEGE gig, looks like Butch might be waiting a loooong time to be HC again!

  36. Joe Says:


    Joe, I think that everyone is missing the boat. If the teams are saying no, the coaches must be really good and they do not want to let them go.

    Exactly how critical is a wide receivers coach for the Packers?

  37. flmike Says:

    My feeling is, if the Packers are not allowing this guy to be interviewed by anyone, then they should be forced to promote him immediately, otherwise they are hindering his career advancement, where’s the Warden when you really need him?

  38. Architek Says:

    I think the front office is getting what they deserve.

  39. Northend Says:

    You all keep forgetting most our staff HAS been hired.Fraser,cignetti,fleck are all on board just not announced.Check the rutgers boards you will see.oc is the big hire and saunders,mansula, should be our front runners.we have already interviewed atlantas oline coach he may be in and don’t be surprised if tom bradleys name comes up as lb or dc if davis(very quiet no denials)does not except.by weeks end you can come down off the ledge it will all be ok.its like the news u only here the bad.lots of deals going down we are not privy to.

  40. Northend Says:

    my bad of course fleck has been announced

  41. Rob In Orlando Says:

    Everyone take a collective deep, soothing, cleansing breath and chill out! Don’t freak out about not having all the coaches in place. I would rather Schiano have the coaches he wants than to just grab someone and throw them into the position just to have a body in place. If it takes a while, so be it. I am as eager to see who comes here to coach our offense and defense as any Buc fan out there. I also respect Coach Schiano and feel he will make the right coaching and personnel decisions. My main worry is whether the Cheapsters (they still get that tag until they prove otherwise and sign veteran free agent studs to supplement our young talent) have handcuffed our GM and coach with potential low paying coaching salaries or lack of guarantees on the coaching contracts once signed. I know head coaches get paid unless they quit but I’m not sure about other coaches. Go Bucs!

  42. bucfanjeff Says:

    “I would rather Schiano have the coaches he wants than to just grab someone and throw them into the position just to have a body in place”

    Uh, the coaches he wants are being denied permission or rejecting our offers. So we will end up with our 5th or 6th choice…that can’t be good on any level.

  43. MTM Says:

    Yeh I am sure pop star and Schiano are just looking for the right coaches. Its not that bad. This happens to teams all the time. Doesn’t everybody remember when Jim Harbaugh was hired last year. Same thing happened. Im sorry I couldn’t continue to ramble on with this BS and neither should the Glazer PR on this site.

  44. Northend Says:

    football scoop reporting expect an announcement today or tomorrow on the coaches that have been hired from schianos rutgers staff that are coming to tampa.

  45. eric Says:

    Might work out of course.

    I sure don’t see us operating like the Giants, Steelers or Packers on this.

    For example, why is Haley good enough for the Steelers but not us? I thought we wanted to be Steeler like.

    Not even worth interviewing?

    Having a few members of the Rutgers staff in place is simply not gonna cut it in the NFC South IMO.

    How come nobody else operates this way?

  46. Josh Says:

    It’s all about brainwashing the players about the “program” they will be running. I don’t see them bringing in any recently fired head coaches that could potentially be rolling their eyes and winking in meetings. I generally think they are trying to put together a staff that works together well built for more than just a season or two until another HC job opens next year.

  47. eric Says:

    Lots of guys go from losing nfl head coaching gigs go back to coordinators, without rolling their eyes and ruining a team.

    Steelers, Sants, Giants, Pats, Falcons have ex head coaches on their staffs with no apparent adverse effect.

    We used to pay Monte big money to keep him in the coordinator position. It can be done if your willing to commit.

    Before we concerng ourselves with two or three years down the line perhaps we should address not getting freaking embarrassed THIS YEAR!

  48. Matthew Says:

    PFT reports:
    Schiano considers Ron Turner, Bill Lazor for offensive coordinator.

    “Turner is coming off a 2011 season in which he served as the Colts’ quarterbacks coach. He has previously been the Bears’ offensive coordinator and the head coach at Illinois. Lazor is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia and has had NFL jobs coaching the quarterbacks of the Seahawks and the Redskins.”

    Calm down everyone we’ll have coordinators soon.

  49. Bulldog Says:

    Northend,, cig has signed with St. Louis..

  50. Patrick Says:

    Typical Tampa Bay Bucs. Drag ass…….let other teams get better and we get the leftover shit

  51. OB Says:

    Joe, sorry for the delay, it isn’t how critical he is now, it is what he can do for the future for GB, plus the better Rogers receivers are, the better he is. Just look at Brady yesterday.

    What say you?

  52. Patrick Says:

    Drag ass…..let other teams get good staffs while we get the leftover sh!t

  53. 911bucs Says:

    Best option we can hope for is we get some veterans in free agency. That way the vets will be player coaches.

  54. Bobby Says:

    Look, the Packers blocked Miami from interviewing this guy too so it’s not like they just blocked the Bucs.

  55. BigMacAttack Says:

    Bob McAdoo is still my hero.

    I also vote for Nick Diaz to become our defensive coordinator.