Looking For Best Coach

January 7th, 2016

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Listen up! Fans should be comfortable in their hearts that AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht will bring in the best candidate to lead the Bucs to winning ways.

That’s what Licht explained in his emotional press conference this afternoon at One Bucs Palace.

“We are going to look at several different candidates from several different backgrounds,” Licht said. “[We] will make the decision based on the feel for them and what we feel they can bring.”

Licht explained that he does not have a specific blueprint that a coach has to have a set number of years as a coordinator or a coach.

“It will be the best football coach we can find.”

19 Responses to “Looking For Best Coach”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “It will be the best scapegoat we can find…”

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    So this obviously means hiring Coughlin to be the HC and retaining Koetter as OC. If you want the best, thats the best.

  3. ManzielMadness Says:

    Glad it’s Licht overseeing the HC hiring and not the Glazers, have a lot more confidence in a guy who actually knows football

  4. Mike10 Says:

    Or better yet, the best football coach for our franchise… Is what he means to say

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Bonzai is so pissed that he got proved wrong. He’s hellbent on coming up with excuses.

    Let it go man.

  6. flmike Says:

    Bonzai, give it up, Lovie was in over his head, he was like a fantasy owner who only drafts guys from his favorite team…
    8 wins in 2 years, 3 home wins, wasted millions of $$ on horrid FAs, face it Lovie was not good, not in Chicago, not in Tampa, here’s a prediction…Lovie Smith will never be a head coach again. His track record is awful, bad personnel moves, bad drafts, bad coaching, bad game management, just plain bad….

  7. Newbucsfan Says:

    Bucs deserve what they get and the media too. At least koetter gives a good press conference

  8. steve Says:

    write david shaw a blank check.

  9. Eric Says:

    I’m glad to hear they are going to conduct a complete search and not scoff up Koetter immediately.

    Just because he is on some interview schedules means nothing. Does anybody think another teams fan base is going to be pumped up the news that the bucs OC has been hired to coach their team? Hardly. Ours won’t be either!

    Raheem interviewed with the Broncos that time and we buckled.

    Jameis can work with a new OC, were not dealing with Josh Freeman here.

  10. lurker Says:

    the shoe is on the other foot for the lovie lovers.

    he is gone, get over it!
    i don’t want to hear all the hstin’ during the offseason.


  11. Raymond Jameis Stadium Says:

    DK would never leave as long as JW is our QB. He is too smart to see the potential in this team.

  12. mike Says:

    This is a much more attractive job than it was. A qb, top 10 pick,and plenty of cash.
    Ask for gruden, saban or coughlin.
    when they all most likely say no, then go with dirk and hire a great dc

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “the shoe is on the other foot for the lovie lovers.

    he is gone, get over it!
    i don’t want to hear all the hstin’ during the offseason.”


    You just watch. If we lose our first game, people will be coming out of everywhere saying we should have kept Lovie, we didn’t give him enough time, etc. etc. 2 years down the road and we still aren’t winning, everyone will be saying how Lovie drafted so well and they never wanted him gone. It’s what fans do, especially fans on this site.

    For me personally, I wasn’t for firing Lovie, nor was I against firing him. I’m just shocked it happened. I really hope in the long run it will be the right decision, but I promise you I won’t be one of those guys revising history and saying how great Lovie was.

  14. The Rockstar Says:

    Remember Jeff Tedford……get a medical clearance@!!!!!!!

  15. Mike Johnsom Says:

    I feel so sorry for my fellow Buc fans. We/You/I deserve better. Yes, you will open next season with Koetter as HC. And, you will come to RayJay wishing and hoping at 1st..Then we win anywhere from 2 to 5 games and you say..give him another yr. And we do. And we keep losing. You wanted Lovie gone now he is. But he was building a winner here. Not an instant winner. But a long term winner. I can’t wait for you, Bring me the Head of Lovie Smith Haters to start your chants all over again. Lets face it..2 coaches in 5 yrs? We are Losers. I don’t feel sorry for Lovie. The glazers will still have to pay out his contract. I mean, How many of us can fish off of the Tampa Bay bridge daily while chugging down a cold one and still make a million a yr?

  16. Greg Says:

    @ Mike Johnson, wrong, it was 3 coaches in 5 years, not 2. I’m torn, part of me didn’t want Lovie fired because I didn’t want us to be like the browns, but the other side of me knew Lovie was never going to get us over the top. Trust me, I get paid to go to the Bucs games, and even then there were days I wish I hadn’t wasted my whole day watching players go through the motions and collecting a paycheck–I wasn’t getting paid enough on those days!

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    LMAO….Hawaiian thanks for a post for all of us who were not Lovie lovers or Lovie haters…there is nuance and balance to be had if you look for it.

    Fameis will have something to say about this!!! Licht’s career…Koetter’s career…all depend on keeping the franchise QB happy and on board. I think Licht is smart and he’ll be interviewing #3 as well as any prospective coaches.

    As some have speculated this may have already happened and #3 wants DK. We may never know.

    By the end of this season it has ceased to be Lovie, Licht, GMC or anybody’s team but #3’s!

  18. Iwanttowinagain! Says:

    Here’s the deal. Winning cures everything. Lovie’s track record over 2 yrs: 8-24, 2 OC’s, 2 DC’s(Lovie called the defense this year), a lack of disciple(way too many penalties at the absolute worst time), a porous defense. But they were 6-6 a month ago. They were in that position because of the offense. Lovies job was beyond safe at that point. Then they lose 4 in a row, 3 of which were very winable. People say the bucs were progessing. How can there be progress when your defensive minded head coach, who had completely rebuilt the secondary, and is calling the plays, has a defense that cost the team their shot at the playoffs? Thats regression! This team had the talent to win more than 8 games in 2 yrs. The only changes on offense this year initially were 2 rookie OL, a rookie QB, and Koetter! Yet they go from 30th in offense to 5th? This team underperformed with Lovie at the helm. Thats why he is gone. Good teams find a way to win. This team found ways to lose. Again, regression not progress.

  19. Will Says:

    Has anyone seen the Bucs schedule for next season? How can we expect any coach to come in here and win more than 5 games next season. 8 of the teams we play are in the playoffs this year. Plus we have to go to the west coast twice where even Jon Gruden or Tony Dungy could win. Remember the Bucs did the same thing to Dungy when they hired Gruden. They fired him over the phone and brought in a big name coach. I know they said it is Lycht’s responsibility to hire a coach, but you know that the Glazers are in his ear. They fired Lovie because they have a high profile coach lined up to coach this team.