Marcus Arroyo Lands New Gig

February 28th, 2015

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When ill-suited Marcus Arroyo was only days into his gig as de facto-offensive coordinator, after Jeff Tedford became sick last year, Bucs fans were hoping above hope Arroyo would get hired away by anyone — IBM, Apple, Bank of America, Sears, Burger King.

Under Arroyo’s leadership, the Bucs offense simply fell apart. There is no other way to spin it. Arroyo was over his head and it showed week after painful week.

Arroyo was, predictably, shown the door after the season. But he has risen like a phoenix. Well, sort of.

It seems Arroyo has landed a job at Oklahoma State, reports The Oklahoman.

Marcus Arroyo, Greg Adkins and Jason McEndoo joined the Cowboys as assistant coaches. Their specific roles have yet to be determined.

The role Arroyo should have had with the Bucs, had he stayed, was that of bagel fetcher and coffee slap. Given how the Bucs offense was terrible beyond words, that was about Arroyo’s skill level.

25 Responses to “Marcus Arroyo Lands New Gig”

  1. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Geesh Joe… are a cruel soul
    “The role Arroyo should have had with the Bucs, had he stayed, was that of bagel fetcher and coffee slap. Given how the Bucs offense was terrible beyond words, that was about Arroyo’s skill level.”

  2. P'cola Buc Says:

    Talk about setting up a man for failure. I believe Arroyo would have done just fine under the tutelage of Tedford as what he was hired for- a quarterbacks coach. Thrusting him into the OC’s job at the NFL level and refusing to hire a “consultant” it would not have taken Madame Cleo (psychic) to have predicted the outcome. Very happy for this guy landing at Oklahoma State and sincerest best luck to him.

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    Best of luck to Marcus, Bucs have a habit of putting coaches in tough situations, I.e., Raheem with a double promotion and now Marcus, should they have just said no…

  4. BucFanForever Says:

    At this rate they can trade Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson, all of the pieces that got them to 2-14 are being snapped up this weekend

  5. cover deuce Says:

    I really don’t understand why Joe loves to kick this guy when he’s down. Was he a good OC? Nobody would argue that. Was he in over his head? Absolutely. Were the struggles on offense last year entirely on his shoulders? Absolutely not. Lovie brought in chicken sh*t talent to work with, and Tedford left him holding the bag. Lovie Smith was arguably the biggest reason for the teams failures last season, followed closely by Mark Dominik, whose draft failures robbed this team of any depth long before Lovie added to it with his terrible replacements. The Joes criticism of Lovie has been tepid to say the least, and the criticism of Dominik has been virtually nonexistent. I like this site, I just think you guys have spent way too much time piling on to a guy who was hardly the guiltiest party, and isn’t even with the team anymore.

    Joe’s kept it quite fair. Joe has hammered Lovie for not getting Arroyo a name offensive consultant the moment Tedford went down. And Joe also wrote this piece., and others like it. And how is Arroyo down? He had a 2-year guaranteed deal with the Buccaneers and now has a new job. That’s not down. That’s up. –Joe

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    Joe makes a good point: why the heck didn’t L&L get Arroyo some sort of consultant with NFL experience to confer with like Schiano did w/ Butch Davis? That should make Joe’s top 30 headscratching list of 2014…..

    It already made the list.–Joe

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    Every once in a while someone will ask me ” What is the buccaneer way” and I tell them that once a player/coach is released/fired that he was the “problem and the reason for failure. and the belief that who ever is hired to replace will be the “answer”.

    News flash, Even if Tedford had been around last year. the Bucs still finish last in the division!

  8. Barry Says:

    Good Luck Marcus Arroyo, You’re a man of high character. Thank you for never being accused of committing crimes, including rape.

  9. cover deuce Says:

    I’m not trying to say criticism of his performance is unfair, and maybe kicking a man while he’s down wasn’t the best way to put it, but when you say a professional coaches job should have been, “bagel fetcher and coffee slap,” I think that overstates the role he played in the dumpster fire that was the Bucs offense last season. It certainly makes for entertaining reading, but it hardly seems to me the most balanced way to look at the situation. I just don’t believe there are very many coaches out there who could have gotten more out of what Arroyo was given. Just my opinion, and thanks for the reply 🙂

  10. BucFanForever Says:

    Realist, with Tedford, we’d likely watched the Bucs in the Playoffs. Nfc south was trash. 5 more wins was achieveable.

  11. JFF Says:

    Arroyo was not qualified to be an NFL QB coach let alone OC. Joe is on the money in this article.

  12. ddneast Says:

    We will never know if when Tedford went down and he was approached with filling the void, if Arroyo grudgingly accepted the responsibility, or gleefully accepted it hoping to show to his bosses how capable he was.
    If it was the latter, you can understand why he was so unceremoniously dumped at the end of the season.
    Whatever the case, Arroyo was Tedford’s hire and boy and it quickly became apparent he was in way over his head.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Yea – the last 2 sentences were unnecessary Joe. Good luck Marcus.

    Barry – I thought you were in jail already for stealing cars….

  14. knuckledragger Says:

    It is not his fault.
    You don’t ask a carpenter’s helper to build a house.

  15. knuckledragger Says:

    Barry just helped an old lady across the street.

  16. FanOfBucs Says:

    Arroyo stuck it out in an impossible position.

    Best of luck to him.

  17. Barry's Lawyer Says:

    It seems clear to me that Barrys accusers are resorting to the fallacy of
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    After a thorough background search and exhaustive interview process we
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    -Barrys Lawyer @ Perry Mason & Associates

  18. Barry's Lawyer Says:

    Barrys Lawyer thinks that Arroyo got unnecessarily ground up by the
    dysfunctional Bucs machine. Either the whole thing was planned to get
    the #1 pick (unlikely) or (if the Bucs WERE actually trying to win) then
    he was a victim of the combined negilgence of all those at the top of
    the Bucs pyramid: The Glazers for ManU distractions (financial and time
    consumption) and too much turnover in the staff and Lovie and Licht for
    poor decisions on a day-to-day basis.
    I’m glad Arroyo landed on his feet and I predict that his experience with
    the Bucs will prove invaluable in future endeavors. Arroyo may be the
    latest ex-Buc to go on to great things eventually.

  19. Not ...... "The Kevin" Says:

    Just more evidence added to the argument that our players on offense are NOT that bad. Nobody can perform against NFL defenses under that coaching/playcalling….common sense.

  20. GoshWally Says:

    C’mon the guy was forced into a role that Lovie should have gave to his TE’s coach who had more coaching exp than ARROYO wonder why no ever asked Lovie that question..6 bowl wins in 10 seasons on the CU staff.
    In his final season at UCLA working as its Passing Game Coordinator, the Bruins finished 10–2 with the #7 offense in the country.
    Coached 2 Mackey Award winners in college and in the NFL he coached Tony Gonzalez to his only back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons

  21. GoshWally Says:

    @Barry Lawyer did not pass the Bar Exam he’s nothing but a law clerk don’t believe the hype.. @Florida Board of Bar Examiners

  22. phreakybucfan Says:

    Take a McDonalds GM and put him/her in charge of the entire MickeyDee’s coorparation and see how well they do. Arroyo was like Smalls from the sandlot going on the field the first time” don’t be a dufus. Don’t be a dufus.”

  23. carlstoe Says:

    Marcus will do well at OK State. Will learn a lot and have fun! Good luck!

  24. Roscoe The Pirate Says:

    The Arroyo Incident HAD to be orchestrated, mega rich corporation couldn’t afford to hire help that everyone must have seen was needed, come on man.

  25. Roscoe The Pirate Says:

    I already deleted the video that showed Barry’s Lawyer holding my car down while Barry had his way with it.

    (Shh…I think they’re working together)