Chris Myers Talks To Joe

February 7th, 2017

Joe has tons of interviews he conducted last week in Houston that will be presented here throughout February. Bucs preseason TV play-by-play man Chris Myers, who also works for FOX Sports, was gracious enough to chat about Bucs subjects. Today, Joe brings Myers’ thoughts on his former broadcast partner and former Bucs great John Lynch taking a job with the 49ers.

JoeBucsFan: Your thoughts on John Lynch being named the general manager of the 49ers?

Chris Myers: [At] FOX, we’re going to miss him. We’re all going to miss John Lynch. He’s the standard. He’s a quality guy, he does his homework, he makes people around him better just as a player he did that as a broadcaster. I take pride in the fact that I was kind of the guy, before Ronde Barber did Bucs preseasons games. We worked with John and kind of broke him in with FOX and, of course, he escalated to doing playoffs and things like that.

He had mentioned to me a while ago that John Elway had talked to him maybe about some front office position. He is a guy that liked spending time with his family and being around football, and so I thought that was somewhere way on the back burner.

We are happy for him. He obviously wouldn’t do it if he didn’t think it was good for him and his family. But I think we are caught off guard and surprised. We will miss him. He’s an important part of what we do and he is also a guy who did seminars and we liked hanging out with him.

Tomorrow, Joe will have Myers’ thoughts on who might be the next ex-Bucs player who could be wearing a suit in an NFL front office.

11 Responses to “Chris Myers Talks To Joe”

  1. Lunchbox Says:

    I remember when he left Tampa and took out a full page ad in the Tribune thanking the fans. Classy guy. Also the second player ever drafted by the (then) Florida Marlins, if I’m not mistaken.

  2. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I remember Sam Wyche discovering Lynch his final year with the Bucs.

    Then Tony came in and brought “his guy” from KC. Lynch went to the bench.
    Tony’s guy got injured (thankfully) and Lynch came back and the rest is history!

  3. Lou. Says:

    Would that player be a Jackson?

  4. tmaxcon Says:


    I think he also holds the distinction of throwing the first pitch by a marlin player.

  5. tmaxcon Says:


    Nice of you to bring up Mr. Wyche we don’t thank him enough for building Tony Dungy a defense.

  6. StPeteBucsfan Says:


    I’m prejudiced. I knew Sam when he was out of football and had Sam Wyche Sporting Goods in Greenville SC. Sam was a Furman grad. Got to go skiing with him once at Beech Mountain. He was a very funny dude and I think like many before him got a bum deal with the Bucs.

    No doubt Tony would have passed on Sapp after the weed stuff emerged. Wyche did not. So Wyche in effect discovered both Lynch and Sapp…how would that D have looked without those two?

    I agree with your observation.

  7. Joe Says:

    I remember Sam Wyche discovering Lynch his final year with the Bucs.

    Thank Bill Walsh, not Wyche.

    Walsh, who was then at Stanford and moved Lynch from quarterback to safety, called Wyche and basically told him he was nuts if he didn’t draft Lynch.

  8. Oxycondoms Says:

    Would Walsh have called dungy and said the same thing to him if he were the bucs coach at the time?

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    Don’t forget Brooks… How would that Defense look without those 3…

    I was stuck in a Syracuse New York bar with Cris Collinsworth and couple of his buddies back in 99 and he was telling Wyche stories he too said what a funny guy he was.

  10. StPeteBucsfan Says:


    Take your point. Sam left Greenville to return to pro football and worked with Walsh and Montana as they pioneered the WC offense.

    I got no problem giving Walsh credit for the tip but it doesn’t change my basic point. Wyche listened to Walsh…drafted him and played him at his proper position. Tony came in and benched Lynch for one of his “guys” from KC who got hurt putting Lynch back in the lineup

  11. feelthepewterpower Says:

    My guess is Brooks or Barber on the other Buccs player….