Lovie And Marc Trestman Meet

January 6th, 2015
Former Bears coachMarc Trestman has been reported to already have interviewed with the Bucs as an offensive coordinator.

Former Bears coach Marc Trestman interviewed for the Bucs’ offensive coordinator spot, per NFL Network.

From the day the Bears jettisoned Marc Trestman as head coach, a large number of Bucs fans have beaten the drum for the Bucs to hire him.

Well, the first step in such a process has begun.

It seems Trestman has been in the area for a couple of days, if a grainy, fuzzy photo purported to be him and Josh McCown that was floating around Twitter is to be believed. But believe this: Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Lovie and Trestman met to talk turkey and the opening at offensive coordinator.

Joe is willing to wager a cold beer that if Trestman is hired, then McCown will be your starting quarterback in 2015. The only time McCown had any sort of success was when he played for Trestman two years ago.

So, if Trestman is on board, it is a safe bet that the Bucs believe lightning indeed can strike twice.

If that is the case, and the Bucs don’t draft Jameis Winston, does that mean Mike Glennon truly is the quarterback of the future?

59 Responses to “Lovie And Marc Trestman Meet”

  1. flhillbilly Says:

    Hire Trestman, but also draft a QB!

  2. Terry4505 Says:

    I was just starting to get worried that this post would finish without a Jameis reference. Thanks for not letting us down.

    Why can the Bucs hire Trestman, draft Mariota and start McCown? I have no issue with that plan.

  3. matt Says:

    I have no problem with that as long as they commit to Glennon and beef up the O-line. ..Though if Winston comes out I hope we take him. Hey joe, why do these guys wine about your articles but yet I see post from the same winers every day, don’t they know they don’t have to come to this site. They have to be Gaterd fans

  4. dmatt Says:

    Why would Lovie reach out to a person n system that caused him his job two years ago. I thought he spent time in his basement after he was fired to come up with a better plan of action for his next coaching gig. The next thing u know he’ll have an interest in Cutler n they’ll b one happen family again. Lovie preached about fans filling the stadium. Well, put on ur business hat… get Winston n the stadium n u will have 25% Bucs fans, 25% FSU/Winston fans, 25% Gator fans, n most certainly 25% Winston haters. This upcoming draft/season will determine Lovie’s future with the Bucs. No room for margin of error… i.e., Collins, MJohnson,Cousin,McCown, n lil league coaching. We need a spark on offense n Trestman is not the answer. How about a young innovative n aggressive mind like the OC for the Colts. We need playmakers n not dead plays. The last time a former FSU player was at the helm at QB for the Bucs we won a SuperBowl n our best linebacker was a florida native, what a correlation.

  5. Name Required Says:

    If we’re rolling with McClown and Glennon I’m finding another team to watch. I’d rather enjoy my Sundays.

  6. Todd Says:

    good luck selling tickets glazers for the mccown and glennon show!

  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    Here’s to a solid 6-10 season in 2015!

  8. CC Says:

    In Lovie we bust!

  9. Robert 9 Says:

    Already have my Tannehill jersey just in case

  10. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    @dmatt: How can you be this stupid? How is it possible, really?

    When did Lovie get fired because of Trestman’s offense in Chicago? You sound like one of the conspiracy theorists that calls Steve Duemig and gets owned because of your crazy assertions. What makes you think Lovie would welcome Cutler here? Why would Trestman be a bad hire when he got the Bears offense and Cutler to both perform better than they have ever done? His failure was as a head coach, especially on defense. Why would that make him a bad OC? So in a nutshell, why are you this stupid?

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    DMatt- I don’t understand how Trestman caused Lovie to get fired? Did Gruden get Dungy fired too?
    I think Marc T. would be a great hire. He has tons of HC,OC and QB coaching experience with lots of success. Not that this is a example but I think he use to be a QB coach for the Bucs when we drafted Vinny.

  12. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I bet Chip Kelly is telling team Glazier he will help pay for Trestman to move and part of his contract if the trade the #1 pick so he can get his boy Mariota. IF( if) they get Trestman, they BETTER get Winston( if he declares) or I think the good people of the bay will riot, hell I will drive the 1000 from Philly to start the march!

  13. gcarr74 Says:

    Make no mistake about it Chip Kelly fought for complete control for this draft and this draft only. A deal in inevitable.

  14. Eric Says:

    Sounds like a great hire as McCown knows the system and would be invaluable in helping Winston or Mariota learn it. No chance the Glazers allow anything other than a QB at one.

    Plus we wouldn’t have to throw either of those guys to the wolves too early.

    He’s one of the best offensive minds in football so we could have both sides of the ball in great hands.

    But I am quite sure no matter who we hire there will be massive bitching. Such as Trestman cost Lovie his job……smh.

  15. Warrenfb12 Says:

    I am not sure I could handle that. On the positive side, if lovie doesn’t draft a qb, I think it’s do or die for him in 2015.

  16. knucknbuc Says:

    I’m fine with trestman but not fine with keeping glennon as the future qb.the thought of it makes me want to puke. If we don’t pick a real qb of the future I’m done with this team and will become a ravens fan.

    Yes I’m that serious.

  17. Harry Says:

    There is no doubt in my mind, that if the Bucs don’t draft a QB I am done with them. Of all the blatantly stupid decisions that were made this past year, not drafting either Mariota or Winston would clearly be the worst one of ALL.

    I DO NOT see the Glaziers being on board with that, lets hope anyway!

  18. nate_tweetz Says:

    I have a feeling Winston’s not gonna come out this year. I don’t think Chip Kelly has enough ammo to make a move from pick 20 all the way up to pick 1. Plus, I think Chip Kelly could do just fine drafting and grooming a Brett Hundley and getting similar results. The offensive line for Philly is their biggest need on offense. Chip could plug almost any QB into that system and get results. I don’t know… I just don’t see a possible trade down with him and Philly.

  19. Big Rob Says:

    All you fair weather fans threatening to jump ship over potential outcomes make me sick. Go find another team you low lifes. I’m a Bucs fan win or lose. I’m a Bucs fan for life! Seriously. I don’t want you losers following my team anymore.

  20. Eric Says:

    If they wanted Glennon as the future they would have played him when we were totally out of it.

    And why tank the last game and then not draft a qb?

    Remember the Glazer’s fired Tony Dungy’s OC once, as well as Tony himself for lack of offense.

    They are involved in this OC hire as it will take a big salary to get Trestman. They have had their end of year meeting with Lovie and you can bet they wanted to hear what their doing at QB. I its all part of the plan.

    Trestman does not mean we don’t take a qb at one. Of course if I am wrong I’ll join you at the skyway……

  21. Bird Says:

    Hoping its trestman or chudzinski. Still need to draft a QB and that will happen. Rumors flying around now the Jameis stays another year at FSU which is fine by me

  22. bucrightoff Says:

    I tend to think hiring Trestman decreases the chances they draft a QB Trestman’s alleged “QB whispering” has primarily been with veteran, established NFL QBs. He’s never actually developed his own guy. He’s kind of like Gruden in that regard. And if Lovie needs to win next year and he thinks he can with Josh McCown (and he does), drafting a QB at #1 and sitting him doesn’t help Lovie win. Could be Leonard Williams/Randy Gregory instead, who would help Lovie next year.

  23. Notlovinlovie Says:

    Hey mat why do they “wine” about your comments? I believe you meant whine. Obviously you were not an english major.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Trestman was the offensive coordinator against the Bucs in our Superbowl.

    On March 20, 2013. at the NFL Annual Meeting, Trestman stated that the read-option offense will be part of the Bears’ playbook.

    He’ll draft Mariota if he is hired.

  25. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    If Shameus stays at FSU, that will drive the stock up even more for Mariota

  26. JFat Says:

    Trestman would be a good hire I think, good track record with QBs and a ton of experience, which we need, regardless of what happens in the draft.

    Pulling for Trestman or Chud. I don’t want to see them get stuck with scraps like Schiano had to work with when he started out.

  27. Macabee Says:

    Marc Trestman, former HC of the Bears, would be my pick for the Bucs OC. The man is a virtual QB Whisperer and is known as one of the best offensive minds in the business. Some guys make great OCs, but lousy coaches. Marc Trestman and Norv Turner stand alone in this regard.

    And the Bucs should likewise hire Aaron Kromer, his former OC, as O-Line Coach. Kromer was hired by the New Orleans Saints in 2008 as the running backs coach, before becoming the offensive line coach the following season. Under his tenure as OL coach, the Saints sent five players to a combined nine Pro Bowls, and tied for the fewest sacks in the league with 96. Under Kromer, the Saints line twice won the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award as the best offensive line in the league (in 2009 and 2011). Kromer filled in as the Saints’ interim head coach for the first six games of the 2012 NFL season when Sean Payton was suspended.

    Experience, experience, experience! With the state of the QB situation at the Bucs, this is not the time to give a deserving guy an opportunity or grow someone in the position. The Bucs need a CEO for the offense – an area where Lovie has the least experience to offer. This is not the time to try some exotic experimental offense that will take the team as much time to learn as the defense took to learn the Cover 2. Time is a luxury that Lovie does not have. Trestman is well suited to prepare a new QB for the NFL and work with the existing talent to put a competent and competitive offense on the field. This is especially true if McCown is retained as the back-up QB. The pieces immediately fall into place.

    Trestman is a mad scientist and has the personality and interpersonal skills of dried paint, but he knows offense and how to get the most out of a developing QB. Nobody questions the work he did with MVP Rich Gannon at the Raiders or even Josh McCown at the Bears. The most notable QBs Trestman worked with were Bernie Kosar, Steve Young, Jake Plummer and Rich Gannon. He served as either QB coach or OC when coaching each player. Trestman was able to boost the performance of every quarterback he has ever coached (nobody can help Jay Cutler), with impressive results as his coaching career went on.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I Winston would stat but I don’t see it happening.

    Trestman likes a pass heavy offense. Not really what I envision Lovie wanting. Certainly not what I would want from McCown.

  29. finishers Says:

    Glennon would be fine with a real OC. And OL help but thats just my opinion.

  30. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Washington, the Giants, Vikings, Bucs, Rams, Browns, Texans, Jaguars and Titans.

    One of these teams will be on hard knocks (forced). That is the last thing the Bucs need.

  31. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Chris Sims…sorry, I mean Mike Glennon…has never proven anything. He sucks.

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Joe

    “If that is the case, and the Bucs don’t draft Jameis Winston, does that mean Mike Glennon truly is the quarterback of the future?”

    The beauty of print is that you are not restricted by time and you can print all that is necessary.

    Didn’t you mean to say:

    If that is the case, and the Bucs don’t draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, does that mean Mike Glennon truly is the quarterback of the future?

    After all, your readers just chose Mariota by a 2 to 1 margin.

  33. finishers Says:

    Look at who he has had running the offense! A bunch of losers Who didn’t even Have a NFL game plan! How could anyone prove anything with no game plan?

  34. JFat Says:

    BB, pass heavy, yes, but a lot of short passes that act like running plays so the offense could still chew clock and keep the defense fresh, hopefully Lovie can see that. Trestman would also make good use of Lovie’s guy Sims, check out the reception totals for Forte in the last 2 years. Not that Sims is Forte but the big hype around him is his receiving ability.

    That sort of play calling could help out the o-line quite a bit since run-blocking was a huge issue this season. It’d also help whoever we have at QB next season, get some cheap and easy yardage on swing passes and screens, get the rhythm going.

  35. tmaxcon Says:

    Trestman is my first choice. I agree with the Norv Turner comparison great coordinator but not so much head coach material . The real question is why would trestman want to work for a boob like Lovie.

  36. biff barker Says:

    Pull the trigger and hire Trestman now.

    Draft Mariotta too.

    Start the Cannon next season as the bridge to the future. His stock can only rise with the new OC/QB guru while MM learns the NFL ropes.

    Simple as that.

  37. Barry Says:

    I’m good with Glennon.

  38. tmaxcon Says:

    If Glennon sees the field next season the bucs are in a world of hurt. The bucs need to fleece some team for a 6 or 7 th round pick and end the glennon era once and for all. Glennon is not a solution nor a bridge. Even the most loyal glennon fan has to admit that 8 is not the best option to mentor a draft pick consider 8 has been in the league two years on one of the most dysfunctional two year stretches in franchise history. That hardly gives glennon the tools to help mentor a young qb.

    Trestman, Kraemer, Winston = 9-7 next year anything less and back to the basement for Lovie the fraud.

  39. HawaiianBuc Says:

    I don’t want to ever see Josh McCown start another game for the Bucs. If hiring Trestman means that will happen, then I don’t want us to hire Trestman. Simple as that.

  40. OB Says:

    Joe, you ask – “f that is the case, and the Bucs don’t draft Jameis Winston, does that mean Mike Glennon truly is the quarterback of the future?”

    The answer is that drafted Mariota and he is the QB of very soon.

    If they don’t draft a QB, the team will have to move to LA.

  41. BirdDoggers Says:

    Part of the OC search will include a lot of brain picking of the candidates to see what they think about the QBs on the roster and the QBs in the draft. Even though Trestman had success with McCown, I can’t see Lovie trying to sell the fan base on another season with him as the starter. Not after last season. If Trestman is the choice, I could see McCown as the backup and mentor to a rookie QB and Glennon gets traded.

  42. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    JFat Says
    “BB, pass heavy, yes, but a lot of short passes that act like running plays …”

    Then, correct me if I’m wrong, but Mike Glennon doesn’t seem to fit that mold. Neither does Winston.

    Mariota, aside from his mobility, excels at deception when handing off the ball or faking it. His short to medium accuracy is spot on.

    Some fans say he doesn’t go thru progressions. I see something different. He goes through them very fast. Remember, people, the teams that give us the most trouble have been the teams that have fast-paced offenses. That is what he is accustomed to running.

    My belief is that Mariota is a wolf in sheeps clothing, so to speak. He looks and plays a certain way, but he is capable of more.

    And as far as working from the shotgun? Glennon does that most of the time.

  43. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie is loyal to vets to a fault. That’s why the Chicago guys loved him so much, he’d play vets well past their best days. McCown is playing some next year whether people like it or not. For the long term success of any rookie QB, it’s best to sacrifice McCown again for all next year behind what will undoubtedly be another piece of crap line. No matter what people think this team is not a QB away from the playoffs. Start McCown, pick up another top 5 pick next year and pair a franchise OT with the QB (and naturally, fire Lovie)

  44. BucFan20 Says:

    Neither has said they will come out to be drafted. The 15th is not far away. Everyone is hanging their hopes on a 50/50 chance these 2 will enter the draft. Can they not decide or is it Tampa Hell No!

  45. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think everyone is panicking.

  46. alanbucs Says:

    @BuccaneerBonzai- Exactly, there is so much panic on this site. So many things can change between now and the draft. I’d rather wait it out before assuming what’s to happen.

  47. MTM Says:

    This scenario scares the hell out of me. No Trestman, no more McClown and McGlennon. Glazers need to put their foot down and demand an innovative offense not the same old predictable non sense that Buc fans have had to stomach for 5 plus years.

  48. DallasBuc Says:

    Nightmare scenario…any plan that includes keeping Trash McCown on the team is a nightmare.

  49. port richey george Says:

    if they hire trestman the bucs will trade the pick.
    they might also bring in the bratty QB from Chicago.
    schiano brought in Rutgers people. lovie appears to
    feel comfortable with Chicago people.

  50. Eric Says:

    McCown is the perfect back up for the young QB. And he knows Trestman’s system.

  51. DallasBuc Says:

    Eric- your boy McCown is awful. He must not be on this team as a player. Even the possibility of this guy player makes my stomach retch.

  52. SAMCRO Says:

    Here’s what’s gonna go down.

    #1 – They will hire Trestman

    #2 – After the national championship game they invite Scott Frost to interview for vacant QB coach and assst. OC position. Or McCown retires and steps into the QB coach position while Glennon remains on team.

    #3 They draft Marcus Mariota and he battles Glennon in camp for season start.

  53. Biff Barker Says:

    Sure, let’s keep a $5M clipboard rack on the sidelines because he’s familiar with a system!

    Hell, McCown knows at least 10 other NFL offenses too! What does that tell you.

  54. Biff Barker Says:

    Samcro, good thoughts except you let Trestman pick the QB coach that’s best for Mariotta.

  55. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You people always assume the worse.

  56. Matt Says:

    What if….. what if we draft Williams and then Cardale Jones (osu qb) tears it up against Oregon and we get him in the 2nd or 3rd?! 6’5″ 240 and not named Josh Freeman. Jones will run 4.6-4.7 at combine and has a cannon. He’s a better prospect than either Mariota or Winston. Could this be another Tom Brady situation where the better pro QB is a backup in college?!

    Tresman would be a great hire and Cutler is 99% why Lovie and Tresman were fired. Cutler is a prick, whenever he goes he’ll get thatvcoach fired too.

  57. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Just because they “hire” Trestman does not mean we still cannot draft Mariotta and let him sit for a year if McCown suddenly finds his magic again. Trestman would be beneficial to McCown and Mariotta and the future of the Bucs.

    And JOE STOP WITH THE JAMEIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!! You ruined the draft build up last season with Manziel. The same is happening again. No one cares about your “Jameis Watch”. I can’t wait til the interviews start and Mariotta kills it and Jameis says “ummmmm…..why did I steal those crabs?? Why did I stand up on that table??? Ummmmm……….I’m a kid?!!??? I don’t know…ummmmm…..i’m and Idiot. Why would you want him as the FACE OF THE FRANCHISE??????????????? This ish is so old already and its only January 6th….fml

  58. ddneast Says:

    Big Rob, most of the people who post out here and threaten to support other teams already support them as there No. 1 team anyway.
    There are more posers and trolls out here than actual Buc fans.

  59. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    Trestman & Mariota please