Ex-Bucs Players News

February 17th, 2016
He is now Coach Shaun King.

He is now Coach Shaun King.

Yes, when warranted, Joe likes to keep up with all the comings and goings of ex-Bucs players, both the good and the bad.

And this morning, Joe has both the good and the bad. Let’s start off with the good, shall we?

First comes word that Shaun King, one of but three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC Championship game, is leaving (for the time being) the world of NFL media and returning to coaching. King was hired as quarterbacks coach for the University of South Florida.

Now King, when his NFL days were done, was an offensive coordinator at his old high school in St. Petersburg, Gibbs High, for a time. Joe knew coaches there and Joe was told that King may have been the smartest offensive coach they have ever worked with. Remember: King played for then-offensive assistant Rich Rodriguez at Tulane, the same RichRod who coached West Virginia and is now at Arizona, one of the fathers of the spread-option.

Joe heartily offers King congratulations and wishes him the best of luck with the Bulls.

Now for the unfortunate: Cosey Coleman, the former Bucs offensive linemen who was a member of the 2002 Super Bowl champs, has had a brush with the law. Per WTSP-TV, authorities allege Coleman had an ugly incident recently at a Tampa watering hole.

Tampa police say Coleman punched a man in the face at the restaurant and, after he was escorted outside, pulled a gun out of his vehicle, “cocked it,” and pointed it at the victim. Security jumped on him and disarmed him.

Coleman was released on $1,500 bond.

18 Responses to “Ex-Bucs Players News”

  1. Espo Says:

    I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of a punch from Cosey.

    Ignoring the gist of the story, I always feel good when I find out former athletes who come here for work decide to live here after retirement. I love it here and I’m flattered that so many could live anywhere they choose but want to create a life right here in the bay area.

  2. Dooshlarue Says:

    I bet his contract is laden with gift certificates to his favorite fast food joints.
    I’m happy if it means I don’t have to hear his BS about my Bucs anymore.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    All of us here at Apple Roof Cleaning heartily offer Shaun King congratulations, and wish him the best of luck at USF

  4. SteveK Says:


    Shaun King may be a good QB coach for the USF Bulls.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think Shaun King is better suited for the coaching job…..I wish him well.

    I will miss being able to point out the following:

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  6. SteveK Says:


    Can you please add “baby hands” to that lovely Shaun King Signature Block? I remember he fumbled a lot, and felt his hand size was part of the problem?

  7. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    Thank You Tampa Bay Bucs fan. I wish Shaun King well. Thats stat never ever ever gets old.

  8. OAR Says:

    This is another fine example of what the “real” gun problems are……too many idiots own them. Anybody else find it disturbing it took 30 plus days to get him arrested for gun charges?

  9. Ozzie the Sports Junkie Says:

    I guess that answers Grudens longtime sound bite-question. Cosey Coleman what you got??? Apparently firearms. Too bad Cozy never played w Lovie. Sounds like an old lady’s cats

  10. JP4 Says:


    So, you must be a 6′ 2″, 190 lb male model who runs an exercise gym, while moonlighting as a thoracic surgeon, eh? Who also once quarterbacked an NFL team in the playoffs?
    If you have a problem with King, why not focus on his opinions, instead of his waistline? Ad hominem arguments are a waste of everyone’s time.

  11. bucs4life86 Says:

    Thats awesome! Will never forget the memories of his rookie season! What a magical season that was. Altho it did end in heart break, it was the beginning of the glory days for our BucS. Man, King’s gotta lay off the Burger King tho.

  12. JP4 Says:

    ‘Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.’

    Technically, this is revisionist history. Doug Williams didn’t finish the 1979 game. When he went out with a torn bicep, Bucs were down 6-0. It was Mike Rae on the field for the Bucs when the Rams scored the last 3 points.

    Up until Williams went out, Bucs still had a chance, since Williams could always uncork a long pass/TD pass even after only completing 20 or 30% of his passes all game. Once Rae came in, Bucs had already lost.

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    King is going to get Burger King sponsorship for the Bulls!

    Coleman is an idiot. I’ll never understand people like that.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Dang…as a Viet Vet all these guns scare me!!! If you had served in the Army you would realize how many morons are packing heat these days!

    Combine that with an apparent lack of respect for human life..it’s just freaking amazing. Like that idiot old dude in Pasco who shot the guy in the Theatre.
    That old waste of humanity is 78..meanwhile some little girl is without her father!

    Rule #1 with a loaded weapon. NEVER point it at somebody unless you’re prepared to use it. Was Cosey Coleman really ready to end a human life…cause all the misery and sadness to the victim’s family…not to mention his own family..all over a freaking bar fight..where he got the punch in!!!!

    If he truly cocked that weapon I hope he gets some serious jail time with Bubba and the boys to reflect on his manifest stupidity and heartless, wreckless behavior!

    And he should surely forfeit his “2nd Amendment” rights!!!

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    I once shook Cosey Coleman’s hand. You don’t want to be on the wrong end of a punch from those monsterous huge Hands dudes!! On the other hand, if he broke the law? The law will win. Good Luck to Shaun King. Always good to see an ex-Buc and a local homeboy do good. Not fond of his commentaries. But so goes life.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    Dang, I just became tolerant of Shaun King’s opinion. Help the Bull’s move forward, more power to you. On the gun thing, what part of the 2nd Amendment’s “shall not be infringed” is not common sense? Some think possession is bad now, what happens when personal protection is outlawed?

  17. buc89 Says:

    Well said stPete

  18. wesley Says:

    Thats the man that ate Shaun King.