Bucs Add Another Offensive Piece

March 1st, 2012

Joe’s not one to write about quality control coaching hires, but this one is at least somewhat interesting.

Andrew Janocko, a 23-year-old former backup quarterback and full-time holder at the University of Pittsburgh, is a new offensive assistant for the Buccaneers and Greg Schiano, so reports The Progress, a small town Pennsylvania newspaper. He was a graduate assistant in a similar role at Rutgers.

“I’ll break down film and work with the wide receivers and quarterbacks,” Janocko said. “I’m basically an assistant to the offensive coordinator. It’s a lot of the same carryover, just not as much hands-on coaching. And it’s definitely magnified being in the NFL.”

So at just 23 years old, Janocko has already lettered three times for a Division I football team, coached at a Division I college and now begins a journey in the NFL. “All the opportunities I’ve had are truly blessings,” Janocko said. “That’s a testament to my family, and all the great coaches and great people I’ve been around. “I have tried to emulate people like my dad, Frank Cignetti, Dave Wannestedt, Henry Hynoski … I’ve been blessed with opportunities and success.”

Of course, quality control guys typically are young, but Joe found it noteworthy that Janocko said he’d be working with the Bucs’ young receivers and quarterbacks — nearly all younger than him.

18 Responses to “Bucs Add Another Offensive Piece”

  1. stevek Says:

    Good for this guy, now can we please get some talent in here via Free Agency.

    Time to put the salary cap to good use, and quit being a bunch of pukes!

    You want “core beliefs”? Spend some darn money!

  2. Nick Says:

    Andrew Janocko…Championship…BOOM!

  3. jLM Says:

    What’s left besides QB coach???

  4. Matthew Says:

    stevek; calm down. They can’t spend any money yet FA doesn’t start for another couple weeks!

  5. ClayBURN94 Says:

    @Nick Rome wasn’t built in a day…

  6. eric Says:

    Never dreamed we could get the full time holder from Pitt. I figured we could only hope for the part time holder.

    AND he worked with or knows Henry Hynoski!

    And people questioned whether we could fill out a staff………….

  7. Bobby Says:

    “Yeah, my name’s Andy Janocko and I’m 23…so what?!? You doan like it I’ll janocko your head offa your shoulders. Shaddup!!”

  8. Chris FWC Says:

    23? Way too young! Waterboy maybe or Get Back Coach.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    No, we can’t get some Free Agents in yet…it’s not time to sign them…other than the couple guys we don’t want.

    Remember, if we see Biggers get a huge contract because you said spend…we’ll all be miffed 😉

  10. stevek Says:

    March 13th better come around with the DomGlaze ready to roll.

  11. Chris FWC Says:

    If Biggers is resigned I’m scraping/lasering off my Bucs tat. He is without a doubt one of the worst ‘football’ players I’ve ever seen.

  12. eric Says:

    the name dave wannestedt has been mentioned entirely too much to suit me.

    That man is a total disaster.

  13. mack Says:

    Josh McDaniels’ brother was reportedly hired by bucs. I assume to coach quaterbacks. He worked with Orton and Tebow while at denver with Josh.

  14. mack Says:

    Princeton running backs coach Andy Aurich also joined the staff. Evidently for offensive quality control.

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    Eric- lmao
    With each new hire, my dreams continue to come true!
    I can’t believe we also got a Guy from Perrenial powerhouse Princeton- who also was a Holder( fulltime!) in Jr.high!

    With this many qualified experts in the kicking game( about half the staff), there is no way we won’t be kicking our way to the SuperBowl!

    But ta heck with all this nonsense about CBs, WRs, RBs, etc. Its that longsnapper position that’s keeping me up at night!
    We better grab the best one available in FA- fast! And keep our guy as a backup- or all this will be for nothing!

    I wonder if Freeman will have to start throwing the ball from waist level- Tebow style! Ben will probably have to totally reconstruct his throwing motion to get that kinda end over end action!

  16. Drew Says:

    Coaching Staff completed… now to pick up a few good High School players and we’re Super Bowl bound BABY?

  17. Drew Says:

    Can’t wait for the Dream Team Coaching Staff commercials to be aired.

  18. Bobby Says:

    Who cares where they’re from?? All I care about is results and none of us know how it will turn out until the season. Oh, but by all means…continue with the negative comments. I mean after all, we all know you can predict the future…