Report: A Team That’s Not Green Bay Or Cleveland Is Preparing To Make Jim Harbaugh An Offer

December 20th, 2018

Joe wonders what Jim Harbaugh would think of the Buccaneers’ offensive line?

We’ll likely never know, but a new report suggests Team Glazer might be asking soon.

Joe recommends the video below from NBC Sports.

Ex-Bucs QB Chris Simms explains in detail that an NFL team with an obvious coaching vacancy upcoming, not Green Bay or Cleveland, is preparing to make a run at Harbaugh to pry him out of the University of Michigan. Co-host Mike Florio of also explains what he’s heard on the chasing-Harbaugh front.

Of course, Harbaugh was wildly successful with the 49ers, reaching three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in just four seasons.

Joe would love to see what Harbaugh would do with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. And Joe would think if Harbaugh did somehow come to Tampa, he’d also select at least one QB in the 2019 NFL Draft, which could make for an especially entertaining August.

75 Responses to “Report: A Team That’s Not Green Bay Or Cleveland Is Preparing To Make Jim Harbaugh An Offer”

  1. Bradentonbuc Says:

    I’d prefer him or John. Definitely one of the better possibilities I would be excited about

  2. Bradentonbuc Says:


  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    I don’t trust the G’Boyz to pick anything other than each others noses….

  4. Joel Says:

    Its better for John. He wouldn’t have to play Ohio State anymore…

  5. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    All for it!

  6. German Buc Says:

    That would be a dream!

  7. DB55 Says:

    Who was Harbaugh’s quarterback when he made it to the Super Bowl? Asking for a friend.

  8. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Now this I would be excited about. Kapernick did not have that much talent, and Harbaugh obviously played to his strengths and hid his weaknesses well.

  9. DB55 Says:

    If you’re not hiring Bruce Arians and Rex Ryan you don’t know what you’re doing.

  10. Waterboy Says:

    I heard Chris Simms say that on PF talk a few weeks ago right after the loss to the Saints. Jim is my #1 preference and Arians/John Harbaugh are both is a close 2nd’s.

  11. DB55 Says:

    Someone suggested offering Bellicheat the keys to the house and I’m all for it. Let him coach, gm and vp. Hell he can cover kickoffs if he wants.

    Why would he leave NE? Cuz the dynasty is over and Brady is 52 yo.

  12. Joel Says:

    I’d take Kaepernick over “Captain Turnover Overthrow” any day of the week.

  13. Knack2Babbyyyy Says:

    Eric Bieniemy should be high up on the Glazers HC list. He would bring the fire and leadership that this team desperately needs.

  14. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Jim Harbaugh should’ve been given a blank check by the Glazers instead of hiring Loser Lovie. Correct your mistake Glazers and hire Jim, he’s wasting his time at the amateur level

  15. D-Rome Says:

    Joe would love to see what Harbaugh would do with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

    He’ll probably bench him, like he benched Alex Smith.

  16. Joe Blahak Says:

    Jameis, Jameis, Jameis…F*ck that! Be the first guy to unload….

  17. Buddy Says:

    Hiring Harbs would be so funny that guy is suck a major micro-manager. He would drive TEAM GLAZER crazy cause he would do the opposite of what they would want. He is a major Red A$$ and gets pissed over everything. It would be so funny tho to watch and he would clear out all of KLUELESSKOETTERS staff like Dirks bff and do-boy the equipment manager that Harbaugh fired at Michigan but Dirk threw him a lifeline.

  18. Deminion Says:

    I would be so happy he his teams are nasty and mean, just what we need !!! My 2nd choice Chris Petersen at UW I like Kris Richard too

  19. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Harbaugh is a narcsisst cancer. He burns bridges where ever he goes.

    He cant build a QB in Michigan for the last 5 years, whats he going to do in the NFL

    He is the Donald Trump of football. All competant NFL execs know he is an intolerable little brat. He doesnt care about winning, all he wants is the adulation”

    Kobe Faker

  20. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Harbaugh would be great here in Tampa and give him total control of team and personnel moves…bucs far away from having players harbaugh needs to be successful currently on this roster BUT like buddy says he will flip this roster quickly and get it back to a tough out during the season

  21. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Harbaugh tutored Jameis prior to the draft I think of anyone can improve Jameis it’s Jim.

  22. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Given that we’re at least in the running for a guy who got a ten year 100 million dollar contract, I would not be surprised if they threw mad money at Harbaugh.

  23. Mr Lucky Says:

    Harbaugh would gut the team and ‘start over’ – GMC would be on the chopping block as well as the entire OLine…Interesting prospect for sure. Just don’t mention Mike Singletary

  24. Clodhopper Says:

    YAS!!!! I’d be more than happy to keep Jameis if he came on board. What he did with that worthless sack, Kap and even Rudolph at Mich, I can just imagine what he could do with an intelligent QB like Jameis.

  25. doolnutts Says:

    Michigan fan here… Highly unlikely this happens, Jim has the keys to the city along with being one of the top paid coaches not just in college but the NFL. Heck, his contract might be top 5 money in NFL as it already stands. Harbough is a true “Michigan man”.

    His teams pride themselves of running the ball, excellent defense and NOT TURNING THE FOOTBALL OVER. I doubt Winston would last long if Jim Harbough came to town…

    Of all the coaches out there IMO Jim would be one of the strongest. Seems to get the most out of his players no matter where he goes. Folks are quick to bash Harbough for Michigan losing to OSU every year but those same folks forget how bad of shape we were in prior to his arrival. Things are definitely on the up and up.

  26. FortMyersDave Says:

    Jets??? Makes sense if the national media is reporting it since those nimrods work out of there. Wildcard: Detroit, close to Ann Arbor and Detroit has South Padre Patricia as their head coach who appears to be running Detroit into the ground…..

  27. Frank Pillow Says:

    This team is so irrelevant right now that I can see the boys trying to make a splash hire. We’ll see.

  28. FortMyersDave Says:

    doolnuts: serious question for a Michigan guy: how safe is the Lion head coach right now since he just lost to a bad Bill team and the Lions look to be 5-11 like the Bucs???? Dude got a ton of bad press early after his spring break escapades of 1986 came out and since then the Lions have kind of been ignored despite their pathetic play throughout the season though occasionally someone out of the Detroit Free Press will say that Patricia appears to be a mistake…….

  29. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Jim Harbough, Mike McCarthy, John Harbough, Mike Tomlin

    Pot is looking good 🙂

  30. Jameis Wienstien Says:

    I would be very excited about this! The fact that the Harbaugh family doesn’t think too highly of Jaboo would mean a new QB. A win-win with hope restored!

  31. D-Rome Says:

    He is the Donald Trump of football.

    You mean he wins?

  32. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Mr Lucky Says:
    December 20th, 2018 at 9:39 am
    Harbaugh would gut the team and ‘start over’ – GMC would be on the chopping block as well as the entire OLine…Interesting prospect for sure. Just don’t mention Mike Singletary

    Singletary was a mediocre head coach but had probably the best rant of all time about vernon davis:

  33. 813bucboi Says:

    he’ll go to the jets…..


  34. Sierra048 Says:

    Loyaltotheend Says:

    “Harbaugh tutored Jameis prior to the draft I think of anyone can improve Jameis it’s Jim”.

    LMAOROFL. That’s hardly a glowing endorsement of Harbaugh.

  35. miken Says:

    I think with Urban leaving, Jim is staying in Ann Arbor for the next few years.

  36. Chris Cotten Says:

    It’s going to be a big name to try to fill the seats….mark it down

  37. zzbuc Says:

    good coach, but one of the biggste ego´s on the game…….could be interested….

  38. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    If we had a QB with an upside, coaches would love to be here..Problem is we have a QB that is stagnant and no one wants him..BTW Jameis will be 25 in two short weeks, entering his fifth year next season..he is a bust people..

  39. StoutGospel Says:

    JOHN Harbaugh.

    Jim’s nature is way too grinding, to make for a cohesive organization and locker room. Plus, JOHN has a much fiercer defensive slant to his philosophy, which is EXACTLY what the Bucs currently need, and going forward. Monken can interview as OC, along with other candidates. JOHN is much more charismatic as a leader to coaches, players, owners, and fan base.

    Would like the Glazers to go make it happen, as it would immediately restore some comprehensive organizational credibility to the Bucs.


  40. Bucamania Says:

    Bring Jim and his khakis to Tampa!!!!

  41. tmaxcon Says:

    No way Harbaugh is leaving Michigan to coach this crapshow franchise. That would be like purposely moving to a rat infested 1 bedroom from a park Avenue penthouse… bucs are the worst job in ALL of pro sports simple as that… but keep dreaming you same dreamers keep me entertained with bs optimism and ridiculous assumptions

  42. Noel Says:

    A true football guy, long term contract, give him keys to the city.

  43. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- I love the idea of Bruce Arians coming here. The only issue is that I don’t think if he returns, he returns as a coach. He’s had some health issues and his family was trying to pry him from coaching before.
    Arians, of anybody out there, would get the best from Jameis, IMO.
    AND, Rex Ryan?! I love Rex. I mean he is definitely a football guy. Does he still have coaching “chops” though?

  44. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ haha, i love Rex too, man. Dont know if he is the best choice at this point, but damn it sure would be fun to watch and see.

    As far as Jim Harbaugh… i am torn. Intriguing as hell and what he did with the 49ers was magical. What scares me is that by all accounts he is impossible to work with. Maybe he would be better in that area, the 2nd time around? — i do believe he would be great for Jameis, as a former NFL QB. He would teach him how to be better… but without being so terrified to throw a pick that he is losing his effectiveness. (Which is exactly what is going on with JW right now)

  45. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Need to change the name of this site to under the bridge with all the trolls in here. Heck we have people with low enough an IQ to claim they would take that loser kap.

  46. Playaction Says:

    I would take Bruce Arians as a GM instead of a coach due to his health issues.
    We need someone younger and up and coming to coach and create a lasting culture that will last more than a couple seasons.

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    This would make me care again.

  48. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ yea i have to admit that “Kap over JW” one kinda made me sick. But i guess everyone has their opinions

  49. Eric Says:

    Harbaugh would be an outstanding choice.

    He would love to work with Jameis.

    Make it happen.

  50. Not there yet Says:

    Everyone is an upgrade over Koetter right now. Just the thought of this coordinator with a head coach title being fired improves this team.

  51. OldSalty Says:

    I think they go for the Harbaughs right off the bat. If I was gm thats what I would do.

  52. BrianBucs Says:

    As I stated before, my prediction is that the Glazers will make the bad mistake of keeping Winston then try to sign a new Head coach that Winston already has a relationship with, such as Jim Harbaugh

  53. tmaxcon Says:

    please, one of you delusional folks explain to me why you think leaving your dream job to come to a small market franchse with 2 good years in 42 is a career choice that a winner would make???? Are you willing to take steps back in your careers????

  54. TOM Says:

    Kaperdick over JW, are you effin kidding me. I never want to see that slime ball back in the NFL. I hope Harbaugh stays at Mich. till he beats Ohio State. Which means he’ll be there forever. I wouldn’t mind John as HC but not his idiot brother.

  55. Eric Says:

    The 49ers had been down for years before harbaugh took over. They had 8 consecutive non-wining seasons and no playoffs.

    Sounds familiar.

    Football people like Jim Harbaugh, unlike the local goobers, see and understand the skill set Jameis has and his potential.

    Thus, he may very well be interested and feels he can field a super bowl contender for years around JW.

    Get it done!

  56. TOM Says:

    Fire Licht! Get a GM first.

  57. SilverBuc Says:

    Jim Harbaugh and Jameis Winston? Hell I might go buy season tickets!

  58. Mr Lucky Says:

    I just saw this, I hope we pass on Atlanta re-treeds.

    Atlanta Falcons reportedly mulling coordinator changes at season’s end
    Steve Sarkisian and Marquand Manuel have only been directing the Falcons offense and defense for three combined seasons.

  59. Bucs fans short memories Says:

    Jim Harbaugh is a mixture of all the bad components of Gruden and Schiano. If he gets the job I’ll be leaving the bucs fanbase till the Glazers sell the team. So maybe forever.

  60. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Why would a Harbaugh make you leave the Bucs fanbase? That is kind of odd. Sounds like you just aren’t really a fan.

  61. Eric Says:

    four seasons, no losing seasons, three playoff appearances, and a super bowl.

    What a hack!

    If hes like Gru its a plus!

  62. SOEbuc Says:

    That would be flat out dumb to pay Jim Harbaugh a billion dollars.

    And leaving Michigan for the Bucs? Hahahahahahaha. Correction. 10 billion dollars.

  63. SOEbuc Says:

    Even though the Glazers have no clue how to run a pro football franchise, hopefully they’ve been looking into GMs after the last game last year.

    If they are gonna fire Licht, hopefully this new guy has already recently been put into action scoping around and talking to people.

    NO: Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, Mike McCarthy
    YES: Kris Richard, Ron Rivera

    After I looked into Kris Richard, I’d love him. Great experienced coach on good teams with a ton of energy. We need a HC with energy, but not one that came straight out of Rutgers.

  64. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    What, SOE, no “toes on the line” for you? LOL!

    And yes I agree with you (and of course 813) that Kris Richard is very damn intriguing.

  65. Stu Says:


  66. Tampa Bay Demon Says:




  67. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jason drafting will have him sacked in 2 years

  68. OneBucPerson Says:

    I would LOVE it if Harbaugh came to Tampa, you give him a guaranteed 5 years to build up the team and we might be able to make some magic happen.

  69. Bucs fans short memories Says:

    OneBucPerson: Harbaugh would drive every player out of the organization in 5 yrs and clash with owners, media and fans. He is built for college. He is a micromanaging A hole that can’t develop a QB. College kids grind and move on in a few years trying to get paid in the NFL. Millionare athletes get tired of his BS and get mentally drained and shut down. He’d be stupid to leave college and Glazers would be stupid to hire him.

  70. Pa Privateer Says:


    Really SHEEPLE?!?!?!?

    Harbaugh is not coming to Tampa. Why would someone leave Michigan when they are paid more than most NFL coaches? He is King up there.

    Tomlin isn’t coming either. Steelers are not getting rid of a coach that has yet to have a losing season, has many playoff appearances and super bowl rings.

    McCarthy isn’t coming either.

    Gruden was never coming back either.

    Just stop.

  71. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    What is with the the “sheeple” crap, all of a sudden? Dont really care if he is coming, dont particularly want him. But glad you have the total insude track of knowing all. Exactly who is coming and who isnt.

  72. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Aerosmith sang it best “Dream On”

  73. Issaic haggins Says:

    Kirby smart , he actuallly coaches !!

  74. Issaic haggins Says:

    The diff between M Richt and Smart isn’t recruiting it’s 4 wins in two years and COACHING ……… And Passion !!

  75. Issaic haggins Says:

    Btw If Jax plays He gets 125 and a td and this call alone let’s you know how a posting bum knows Koetters team better than him !!!