Jameis The Magnet

January 8th, 2016
Could draw home run hire.

Could draw home run hire.

It is an interesting pickle the Bucs have found themselves in.

In one crazy night, the Bucs not only are looking for a coach, but are scrambling to save their beloved, record-setting offensive coordinator.

Of course, the Lovie Smith sycophants and apologists and those who do little to no research are screaming the Bucs are the new Browns.

Remember Jason Licht’s famous philosophy he learned from Bill Belicheat: admit your mistake and move on. That’s what the Bucs did with Lovie who, if his defense was just competent, not even good, just competent, would still be here.

Now, per the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, the Bucs are a double-edged sword. On one hand, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is a huge, huge draw for the biggest of big-named coaches.

On the other hand, what coach or free agent wants to come to the Bucs if they think there will be another coaching change in two years?

Florio and Rodney Harrison discuss this topic on Pro Football Live. Florio believes — for now — Dirk Koetter is the favorite for the job, but Jameis’s allure could quickly change that.

13 Responses to “Jameis The Magnet”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You won’t get fired if you win….point missed by the analysts….

    8-24…..Gets you fired.

    We shouldn’t have much of a problem finding a good coach that wants to come here.

    As far as FA…..I think they will be attracted to the right coach….we need an outstanding DC….

  2. AceofAerospace Says:

    As a retired air traffic controller, I said on here before, when you make a mistake (hire Lovie), the second worse thing you can do is to do nothing. The worse thing you can do is something to make it worse. So Mr Licht, you passed the first step, now choose wisely. I’ve got faith in you.

  3. ChanEpic Says:

    I remember thinking plenty of times last season: “How can Lovie survive this season?” I guess those of us thinking those thoughts had a great gut feel after all. 8-24 and keeping your job was wishful thinking at best. I’m just glad we didn’t get 3 games into next season before it happened.

  4. flmike Says:

    Was listening to The Morning Drive (heard exclusively on SiriusXM channel 88) this am, Bob Papa and Dominick were on and Dom said something very interesting, the two teams with the first two picks who both picked franchise QBs fired their head coaches this season. His opinion was, the days of thinking just because you drafted a franchise caliber player your job is safe are over. Prisco hasn’t been in the office the [past two days, but he’ll be here today, can’t wait to talk to him about Lovie.

  5. Horice Says:

    For one the Glaziers track record with coaches will take us straight out of the hopes of a “home run coach”. Only a fool would come here when there are more solid organizations looking for a HC. Jameis won’t help because everybody saw what “job security” he brought Lovie. Somebody at the press conference should have followed up their question with that.

  6. passthebuc Says:

    Any new coach needs to put a competitive product on the field. with lovie, i just never felt we had a chance going in. It was difficult to watch. Football is entertainment and the Buc’s were not entertaining.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here is the question with Koetter..

    Is it Koetter….Jameis….or both?

    I think both….sure we had many penalties on offense…..scored 3 instead of 7 many times…..failed on 3rd downs…..but all the arrows point up for the offense.

    There is a lot to be said about a QB/HC combo…Koetter isn’t a shoe-in but certainly has a leg up because of his relationship with Jameis.

    Another important thing is Koetter’s personality…..I think the fans will give him the benefit of the doubt……Lovie’s message was not acceptable to anyone except the press.

  8. BucsFanForever Says:

    After that video, it seems more like the team might have been content with keeping the Lovie/Koetter duo around for 2016, but with so much interest in Koetter around the league, and maybe inside owner channels revealing more information, they knew that Koetter was likely out. This doesn’t mean that they wanted Koetter to be HC here, just they didn’t want Lovie without Koetter.

    Nah, who am I kidding. 8-24, no real vision for improvement, he had to go.

  9. 1nebuc Says:

    I want to give the big bosses­čĹĆ cause even though they have not been successful they still try and believe it or not our voices count . If you think whenever we (the fans) start asking for the coaches head at a rapid pace its not long after that coach gets DISMISSED OF THEIR JOB DUTIES. But i think they have excepted the fact that they can’t run this team so that’s why they have put jay licht on the front line . If you remember when they did that before or shall i say their dad it put Rich McKay in charge. The only thing we got out of that was 5 possible HOF 2 HOF COACHES and A SUPER BOWL. When they took the team back over we got Dom,Rah, Greg , and Lovie… So now that they gave it back over to the GM to run you will see tremendous improvements from this team. (Sometimes spoiled rich kids get in trouble trying to prove a point then just following the EASY blueprint that MOMMY AND DADDY LAID OUT)

  10. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Any coach will want to come to Tampa Bay when the Glazers show them the $.

  11. Silent_Partner Says:

    Know who else took over a terrible eam and went 8-24 in 2 years….Jimmy Johnson. There’s a reason the whole country is laughing at Buc fans. You dummies actually think you had a playoff team this year and that Koetter is a good HC candidate. News flash, he’s been an HC before and when he moved up from Mickey Mouse Boise to the Pac 10, it didn’t go well. Hmmm, I wonder how it will go in that jump from Pac 10 football to the NFL. Poor Jameis.

  12. Capt. Tim Says:

    It was a horrible decision to fire Lovie that quickly.
    It will cause any good coach, to shy away for the next 10 years.

    Theres a reason we have beenlosers for so long

  13. satchseven Says:

    capt tim I agree with you this team does not have the talent to contend yet. changing coaches every two yrs has proven to be stupid in the NFL the same teams have lost thru out their history.