John Garrett Is The Bucs’ New Receivers Coach

January 20th, 2013

Another Bucs hire is in the books this evening, per

John Garrett, most recently the Cowboys tight ends coach (2007-2012), and the brother of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, is the new Bucs wide receivers coach. He replaces the departed and popular P.J. Fleck, who is now the youngest head coach in major college football at Western Michigan.

Reports earlier this month said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was squeezing Jason Garrett to fire his brother, and that John Garrett was not well liked by his co-workers.

Garrett is an Ivy League guy and has been coaching since leaving the NFL after brief career with the Cowboys, Bengals and Bills, ending in 1991.

Joe’s pleased to see Garrett has experience and played in the league.

22 Responses to “John Garrett Is The Bucs’ New Receivers Coach”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    Is he the whitest guy on the planet or what?

  2. Bucky23 Says:

    He looks like a goober

  3. Andrew2 Says:

    It’s only a matter of time til the Jason Garrett – Bucs OC speculation starts, especially when we do well next year, Sullivan’s name will heat up again and the Cowboys struggle.

  4. BullDog Says:

    Was this the best we could do ?

  5. Gt40bear Says:

    If football “expert” Jerry Jones wanted him gone, that must be a good sign fr the Bucs!

  6. Gt40bear Says:

    If football “expert” Jerry Jones wanted him gone, that must be a good sign for the Bucs!

  7. Gt40bear Says:

    Sorry, hit submit twice. Have stuttering finger problem.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Cowboys have had excellent TE play over the past five seasons with Martellus Bennett and Jason Witten. Garrett had a role in that. Don’t complain if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  9. MTM Says:

    This is a good move. The Bucs are the anti drama compared to the Jerra’s team.

  10. Architek Says:

    Solid move, he’s decently respected here in Dallas.

  11. OklahomaBucsFan Says:

    Speaking of Martellus Bennett, could hiring his old position coach be a sign that the Bucs will try to get him to sign with Tampa to convince his brother, Michael Bennett, to resign with the team while upgading the TE position at the same time? They have expressed their desire to play together.

  12. Sgt Mike Says:

    Think he played QB in college then converted to WR. Served as a pro scout for us in the early 90’s. Like Joe, I think it serves us well that he played at the pro level, even as a practice squad/secondary league player. Gives him a sense of the speed of the game at this level. Decent hire IMHO.

  13. JobBucsFan 1.5 slim Says:


    Schiano hired John Garrett to be the WR coach though, there would have been more merit if he was hired in as TE coach. I wouldn’t mind hiring Jason Garrett as our QB coach if J.Jones fires him. Move McNulty to WR coach

  14. OklahomaBucFan Says:

    @JobBucsFan 1.5 slim

    I realize that he was hired to be the WR coach (the TE coach job isn’t vacant anyways), but my point is that John Garrett might be a man that has Martellus Bennett’s ear from their time together in Dallas, that can tell him, from personal experience, that the Buccaneers are a great organization and that he’ll have the opportunity to play with his brother. It’s extremely possible that there is absolutely no correlation between John Garrett’s hire and a future pursuit of Martellus Bennett, but I find the idea intriguing.

    And speaking of Jason Garrett (if I remember correctly), I think that when he was our 3rd string QB, he also acted as an unofficial “players” QB coach. I woud like the hire, but I thik if he take an OC job before he’d take a position coach job, althouh I could be wrong.

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    Theres no need to get Martellus when we could get just as good of a TE in the 2nd or even 3rd round of the draft. Im sure the bucs will make at the very least a half harted attempt to sign Martellus, so if they cant get him the draft is a good backup plan. Plus didnt he have some issues with an attitude problem while with the cowgirls. If we get him great, but if we dont get him I wont be dissapointed one bit.

  16. Saskbuco Says:

    Garrett and Bennett see Dallas Cowboys season of hard knocks…….

  17. PRBucFan Says:

    If signing Martellus is the only chance of getting Michael here I say who gives if he’s the best TE haha. Atleast I hope we do whatever is necessary to sign Michael.


    That is a real good point, they probably have a real close relationship and that def would up his interest to sign here I would think.

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    Best TE available i meant haha, kinda like when we signed Trublood again to keep Davin here.

  19. JonBuc Says:

    Like Saskbuco….watching Garrett and Bennett interact on Hard Knocks showed a strained relationship at best.

  20. Fatmosh Says:

    “Theres no need to get Martellus when we could get just as good of a TE in the 2nd or even 3rd round of the draft.”

    Yes, there is a need, because then you’d still have that 2nd or 3rd round pick available for another player!

  21. BrianW Says:

    Good point about signing “average” starters in FA and keeping the draft picks, FATMOSH. There is no way to know if a 2nd or 3rd rounder at any position will be ready to contribute in year 1 or 2. Half the time they never contribute. So sign starters and draft lottery ticket superstars is the way to go, every team does it.

    As for Martellus Bennett, he is a decent TE, we should have got him last year! BUT, if the guys who mentioned Hard Knocks above are right, we just declined to be in the running for him. Also, I know that he hardly played in Dallas, shot off his mouth about it, and the coaches too! So, it’s probably going to work out the opposite that all the optimists think, and we may even lose his brother over it too?

  22. Mike J Says:

    The WRs’ route-running was not so hot at times in 2012; I hope Garrett can fix that.