Are Bucs Learning From Tom Coughlin?

January 12th, 2016

tom coughlinBack when former rockstar general manager Mark Dominik conducted a Bucs coaching search in 2012, he met with nearly fossilized candidates, such has Mike Sherman and Marty Schottenheimer.

The goal was to consider them but also learn from their vast knowledge.

Today, general manager Jason Licht is leading his first head-coaching search, one in which he claims he will scour the world to find the best candidate.

So will Licht interview two-time Super Bowl champion Tom Coughlin, who had a mutual parting with the Giants last week?

Former Jets personnel man Pat Kirwan, of CBS Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio, is screaming for Licht and every other general manager looking for a head coach to call Coughlin.

“At least learn what he knows!” Kirwan bellowed to his national audience yesterday.

It’s a great point.

Licht might be talking to/interviewing Coughlin without public knowledge. There’s all kinds of valuable intelligence to glean from the 69-year-old, two-time head coach. Licht also might be completely disinterested. Team Glazer also might want no part of Coughlin, either.

These are confusing times, as the clock ticks on the Bucs’ coaching search.

16 Responses to “Are Bucs Learning From Tom Coughlin?”

  1. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Coughlin is interesting…kind of like asking which Peyton Manning are you getting? Much like Peyton, Coughlin is Canton bound. Much like Peyton you have to determine if you’re getting year one with the Broncos Manning who had something to prove to the NFL (and his former team) or current “running on fumes” Manning? No question that the parting of ways between the Giants and Coughlin was the necessary, but if Tom still has the fire in his belly to coach and perhaps has a chip on his shoulder about things then he could be an interesting prospect?

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not interested…..

    I’d rather we hire a younger coach that can be with us a long time if he is successful… about 15 years….just as long as we hope Winston stays with us.

  3. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Team President / Director of Football Operations

  4. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I see what you’re saying TBBF, I’m just saying it’s not the worst hire. We’re thankfully free of Lovie, so I’ll sit back and chill while Licht does his thing. I’m sure he realizes his job depends on it, the Glazer’s don’t waste a lot of time in parting ways.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’d like to see somebody a bit younger as head coach also. At least Koetter isn’t eligible for Social Security yet. These older fossils generally have the experience edge, while being not big motivators. Grown men should have all the motivation necessary regardless of who is coaching them. Coughlin probably will stay in the division he is familiar with, Eagles sounds about right.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I wouldn’t mind Coughlin…5 years ago.

  7. Buccaneers Says:

    Just heard an interview with plaxico burress. He was asked which coach he had played for was the most prepared for gameday. Coughlin was his answer. Now, burress played for Saban, Cower, Rex Ryan and Tomlin. That’s saying something.

    I don’t think Coughlin would coach anywhere with only a two year plan. And in the case that we only got two years from a Coughlin hire I don’t possibly see how he could affect our players in a negative way. Just as this article says that Lich could learn things from Coughlin, so could the Buccaneers.

  8. NewTampaChris Says:

    Tom Coughlin – Great coach but not a long-term option at this point.

    Nick Saban – Could be the next Pete Carroll (does great on his second NFL try). Could be the next Greg Schiano (an extreme pain in the a$$ that is tough to play for).

    The Next Hot Assistant (Koetter, McDermott, Robinson, McDaniels, Patricia) – Who knows if being a good coordinator leads to being a good HC? Todd Haley has the right idea – get to the level you’re good at, stay there and make lots of $$$$.

    Hue Jackson – Probably has the best actual qualifications & experience of any candidate.

    Bottom Line – Who knows? Nobody thought Lovie would go 8-24. Koetter’s main virtue is continuity but is that enough? Carolina wanted to blow out Rivera a couple of years ago. Belichick was a bum in Cleveland. Ask me in a couple more years.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here’s what we can learn from Coughlin…..If you have a great Quarterback, you can win a Superbowl or two.
    If you have a good QB and a great defense…you can win a Superbowl….like we did.

  10. Kevin Says:

    No dammit Hire Koetter and quit screwing around already!!!!!

    Holy hell whats the hold up let Jason handle the business side of things and let Koetter fix the product on the field. I swear to god if they jack this up its gonna be pathetic next season.

  11. Rrsrq Says:

    Lane Kiffin and bring Monte back, lol

  12. Seminole Bill Says:

    In 1991 the Glazers went after Bill Parcells as HC. He said no, they hired Tony Dungy and the Bucs later went on to a string of winning seasons. In 2002 the Glazers wanted Parcells again, and again he said no, and the Bucs won the Super Bowl. Why not, oh why not, make another offer to Parcells. He says no and history says the Bucs go on to a winning record.

    It worked before, it can work again.

  13. NycBuc Says:

    Marty Schittenheimer has only won every where he’s been. Turning around even downtrodden franchises like San Diego after the Leaf fiasco, Ely refused to play there.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I got no problem with Coughlin’s age. In addition I give him props for modifying his Greg Schiano moronic hard assss elements of his coaching realizing today’s players are multi millionaires with agents and others in their ears and it’s a business. Toes on the line does NOT work with grown MEN who are millionaires.

    I just do not see what Coughlin brings to the table. Is he knowledgeable..of are several hundred other NFL coaches…is he a great leader…meh

    Give the damn job to Koetter who DESERVES this opportunity!

  15. Warren Says:

    Possibility exists they reached out privately and he declined. We’ve had enough embarrassment with public spurnings over the years (Parcells…Chip Kelly…) so I prefer if the coach and team management keep it close to their chest if Coughlin or any other candidate decided we just weren’t a good fit for them.

  16. Warren Says:

    We would be damn lucky to have a two time Super Bowl winning coach lead us though I’ll tell you that