Did Bucs Lose Fight For Terry Robiskie?

January 21st, 2016
Who will next teach Mike Evans?

Who will next teach Mike Evans?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have become accustomed to their team winning the NFL offseason.

That’s what we celebrate around these parts in recent years.

However, it seems this morning that the Bucs might have suffered their first loss of the season.

Currently missing from the offensive staff is a wide receivers coach and an offensive coordinator.

Terry Robiskie coached Falcons wide receivers from 2008 to 2015. He’s a respected guy who worked under Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter, and who coached up some great receivers in Atlanta. Robiskie was on the market, but the Tennessee Titans officially hired him to be their offensive coordinator yesterday.

Joe’s just speculating, but Robiskie sure seemed like a great fit for the Bucs. Word out of Tennessee is that Robiskie will call plays for Mike Mularkey’s offense. Robiskie would not have gotten that responsibility here.

One interesting name to consider for receivers coach is John McNulty, the former Bucs quarterbacks coach (2013) and Titans QB coach (2014 & 2015).

McNulty made his mark in the NFL as a receivers coach under Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville, moved on to Bill Parcells in Dallas, and then he spent three seasons in Arizona (2009-2011), where he earned a lot of public love from Larry Fitzgerald. The legendary receiver honored McNulty by bringing him to the Pro Bowl as is guest.

Plenty of teams are competing for receivers coaches now, and it will be interesting to see where Dirk Koetter turns. Clearly, his previous hires scream that “he prefers experience.”

22 Responses to “Did Bucs Lose Fight For Terry Robiskie?”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I figure the QB coach or OL coach will get the title.

  2. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    If Dirk is calling the plays, it seems most logical to me that Bajakian would be OC here.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I think Larry Fitzgerald is just awesome..obviously on the field but when you hear him interviewed he’s a clear headed bright dude.

    If Fitzgerald says McNulty…I’m on board.

  4. Doctork2 Says:

    I think we needed an upgrade at the receiver coach. IMO too many poor routes, not enough “going to get the ball” and too much waiting for the ball to get to them.

    In my soccer playing days we were always coached to move to the ball on a pass when possible.

    I think that is part of the aggressive play that would help.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Looks like Licht is already feeling the loss of Jon Robinson to Tenn….

  6. DB55 Says:

    Call Steve Largent.

  7. tdtb2015 Says:

    McNulty would be an awesome fit!

  8. macabee Says:

    Or maybe Keenan McCardell for WR coach. 2 x Pro Bowl, 2 SB rings, former Buc, former Jag, WR coach at Maryland now!

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    James Lofton (Hall of Famer)

    Lofton had spent six seasons as wide receivers coach for the Chargers. Where he developed, a 2nd round draft pick out of Northern Colorado. By the name of Vincent Jackson into a Pro Bowl Receiver.

    During an NFL career than spanned 16 seasons (1978-93), Lofton played in 233 games and caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards (18.3 avg.) and 75 touchdowns. His 764 career receptions rank tenth in league history, while his 14,004 receiving yards is second in NFL annals to only Jerry Rice (20,386)

  10. TNOLES Says:

    Robinson to Tenn. will be a problem for us, they essentially need the same type of players (skill position) we do and who was it that studied all of our possible draft picks and knows who Jason will go after? Jon Robinson also has a good idea who Jason will try to target in FA. I think Robinson who picks ahead of us in the draft (and I think all rounds) will take our guys and probably go after the same FA’s. Big Problem if you ask me. Joe how about a story on this “the cons of Robinson leaving” cause they’re are a lot of them.

  11. Lord Cornelius Says:

    This is a separate thought but was just watching the Bucs insider live from a few days ago and they talk for awhile about why Joe Hayes would have wanted to come here considering his job stability & success.

    Dude has been at Cincy for 13 years producing solid D-lines with whatever talent they’ve gotten – why would he leave?

    I have a weird feeling that with his connections to Smith he might be groomed to be the eventual DC… or at least promised better opportunity for moving up.

    Otherwise my only guess is that he wanted a new challenge or just wanted to walk away from that team after the playoff loss they had lol

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “I think Robinson who picks ahead of us in the draft (and I think all rounds) will take our guys and probably go after the same FA’s. Big Problem if you ask me”

    Meh. For one they have different needs than us. And they pick like 10 picks ahead of us. If they are taking guys that would have fallen to us then they are probably reaching.

    There are a lot of good GMs in the draft. It’s not like the other 30 GMs are idiots and Robinson / Light are the only guys who can identify value each round lol. Don’t worry about other teams / GMs. Just worry about picking the best available player for Tampa

  13. Espo Says:

    Hire some old Catholic school nun to be WR coach. Hit Evans and ASJ with a ruler every time they do something stupid. Nevermind, that constant workout would lead to the nun cursing on the sideline.

  14. Phil Says:

    Glad we missed on him because he is a terrible coach.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Hire some old Catholic school nun to be WR coach. Hit Evans and ASJ with a ruler every time they do something stupid.

    Went to Catholic school for 8 years. Had several awesome nuns…and several borderline sickos…nuns are like the rest of us…some great…some mediocre and some just mean and the ones with rulers…whew.

    I started school as a five year old because of my birthday. I was the smallest boy in class until the 8th grade

    In the first grade as a five year old I got busted for something..probably talking in class…the nun brought me to the front of the room in front of all the other kids to wack me on the knuckles. She had me hold out my hands and I started crying before she even hit me. Yeah I was not a very manly 5 year old!!

    She didn’t even hit me but the look of satisfaction in her eyes at humiliating me in front of the other little boys was scary and now when I remember it …SICK!!

    What kind of human wants to start a young man’s life off by humiliating him where it hurts the most..in front of his peers?

  16. Holy Facepalm Says:

    You’d be cranky if too if you never got laid…

  17. nate123455789 Says:

    How about Joey Galloway reciverrs rGallaHrGalla

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Doctork2 Says
    “I think we needed an upgrade at the receiver coach.”

    That’s the first time I noticed that being brought up, but I have to agree.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Holy Facepalm Says
    “You’d be cranky if too if you never got laid…”

    I’ll have to take you word for that.

    50+ and going strong 😉

  20. Frederick Haynes Says:

    Hire a complete experienced WR coach!

  21. Buccaneers Says:

    Well Tennessee hired him so I’ll assume he’s overrated. Of course thats probably what outsiders say about anybody the Bucs hire.

  22. Buccaneers Says:

    Get Terrell Owens to coach us up. I heard he is looking for a steady income.