Bucs Staff Has Loads Of Experience

March 7th, 2012

For a moment this morning, Joe thought Bucs fans may have withdrawal symptoms of some sort now that the coaching staff is set.

Joe thought too quickly. This morning, he received a missive on Twitter asking, seemingly in a panic, asking who the Bucs special teams coach will be. (Joe’s already reported on the hiring of Bob Ligashesky, so click on through.)

While some fans may be concerned with new coach Greg Schiano’s lack of NFL head coaching experience, his staff is loaded with football coaching experience.

Schiano has four coaches who have head coaching experience, five if you throw in Butch Davis. Schiano has four former defensive coordinators on staff, five if you throw in Davis, and five former offensive coordinators.

So while Schiano may have a limited NFL background to fall back on, he has plenty of coaching experience to tap in to.

17 Responses to “Bucs Staff Has Loads Of Experience”

  1. Jrock Says:

    Anyone know how many super bowl rings are floating around the coaching staff?

  2. Joe Says:


    If you count Butch Davis, Bucs have total of four rings among the coaching staff.

  3. big007hed Says:

    Looks like a smart well built staff which is impressive given the late start he had

  4. Big Marlon B Says:

    Joe, its 5 rings. Mike Sullivan has 2, Bill Sheridan has 1, Butch Davis has 1, and Randy Melvin also got 1 with the Patriots.

  5. eric Says:

    Did Rah get one in 2002?

  6. OAR Says:

    There’s six, if you count the one Ernest Byner won as a player!

  7. OAR Says:

    Byner also might have one from his time with the Ravens? Wasn’t a coach but was director of player development.

  8. Bobby Says:

    Considering the super bowl took place in 2003….no.

  9. Drew Says:

    Joe on another point… there’s a lot of diversification in this coaching staff. Most of the Coaches have coached other positions in addition to the position they were hired to coach. There’s a lot of experience in this staff. This should be very interesting and I have a very good feeling about what’s coming this year.

  10. eric Says:

    Ah the sheep are getting all bloated up again.

    Happens every spring…………….

  11. Jrock Says:

    Alright eric, I’ll play.

    What in this thread makes anyone who posted a sheep? Give me some logic behind your incredibly empty statement. Here’s your chance to shine, don’t mess it up!

  12. OAR Says:

    Baa, baa-d question! You are asking for something one can’t give!

  13. Bobby Says:

    @Jrock…there may have been some ‘gasp’ positive statements toward next season and that is forbidden by some. If you become optimistic at all you are classified as a ‘sheep’ whereas if you just hate everything Bucs you are an ‘enlightened fan’ who truly understands this cheap franchise and their inability to listen to the wisdom of their posts on JoeBucsFan.

  14. eric Says:

    U guys got me wrong i love sheep. They are enflessly entertaining like rah was next chuck noll….

    Im optimistic about schiano too and have so stated.

    I was merely pointing out that rah himself was on a super bowl winning staff for the 2002 team. Heck ray perkins has a super bowl ring as an assistant. And the great dave wennstedt.

    Consider that before frothing at the mouth.

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    “and while Schiano may have a limited NFL background to fall back on, He has plenty of College experience to tap in on.”

    Yeah, that’s great. Except we are playing in the NFL.

    And his “plenty of college experience” amounts to a .500 record at a tiny school!

    Nah- he’s a green horn. I wish him well, and hope for the best. But it’s a huge leap. I really like some of his staff, and really amazed how inexperienced spine of the staff is.

    Either way- we’ll know soon.
    I would have felt better if our coach had at least some NFL head coaching experience. But rumor has, as soon as the NFL guys mentioned their price, the conversation was over. The Jeff Fisher conversation was probably less than 10 minutes!

    Well, you don’t have to have NFL experience to coach well. But with the leagues youngest team- staff and players are on the learn as you burn system.

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Capt. Tim,
    Would you have been more impressed if he had a very high win percentage at Alabama? Every coach is successful there, as they are at most of the traditional BCS powers. These guys have such superior talent, and the school name practically recruits the players there. The playing field isn’t level at all. These are typically the coaches that come to the NFL and fail, because they have to play on an even field. With Schiano and that “tiny school” you keep referring too, he didn’t have it so easy. Have you ever heard of one player from Rutgers before Schiano? He took an absolute nothing program and made it respectable, and with much less to offer than his direct competition (other Big East teams). Maybe he won’t succeed, but you obviously know nothing about college athletics and how it really works (and yes I do, having both played myself and having my dad be a college coach for many years). Give the man a chance, or at least stop repeating the same tired argument day in and day out.

  17. BigMacAttack Says:

    Blah, blah, blah. Prove it!

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    What you did, matters not. What you do now, tells the story.

    And you better start by filling the holes with real Diamonds instead of Coal.

    Cheap Bastards.