Teams Eyeing Todd Monken

December 29th, 2018

“Hot candidate.”

Who knows if Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken will be working for Team Glazer next week? But the way Albert Breer understands it, if Monken is swept out of One Buc Palace in a housecleaning, he won’t be unemployed for long.

Breer, the frontman for, is very well-connected with NFL movers and shakers and he hears whispers that Monken will have several suitors trying to bring him on board if he is no longer employed by Team Glazer.

Regarding assistants, there could be some interesting offensive coordinator movement, and a name at the top of that list is right off Koetter’s staff. Per sources, Bucs OC Todd Monken’s contract is up. And I believe he’ll be a hot candidate for coordinator openings, and even could get an interview or two at the head-coaching level. His creativity and blending of college and pro concepts have more than a couple teams intrigued.

Monken is good people and obviously a damn good coach. Joe sure hopes he sticks around but think about it: How wild would it be if Monken, coming from a team with back-to-back double-digit losses, would be hired as a head coach?

Joe thinks that might be a hard sell to fans of a prospective team, no matter how qualified Monken is.

The only coach off the top of Joe’s head who had more losing seasons as an offensive coordinator than winning seasons and still got a head coaching job is Mike McCarthy. The former Packers coach logged six seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator (five years at New Orleans, one year at San Francisco) and had but two winning seasons and his quarterbacks were very much meh, such as Aaron Brooks, Jeff Blake and Alex Smith.

34 Responses to “Teams Eyeing Todd Monken”

  1. LakeLand Says:

    Dirk Koetter had 6 losing seasons as an OC
    When the Bucs hired him as their HC

    He had 3 losing seasons in Jacksonville
    2 losing seasons in Atlanta
    1 losing season in Tampa

    He had an 8-8 season in Jacksonville
    One winning season in Jacksonville
    One winning season in Atlanta

  2. Bird Says:


    No way he is In front of “sleeping with Bieniemy” and that is the one spot of uncertainty

    To many known guys.
    Was it Monken ? Or the buc quarterbacks ? No team will mess with that
    Or was it DJax? That guy is the worst I heard

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Who cares? 😜

  4. Bird Says:

    20 between the 20s will get what ?
    You got to finish with 6. Never happened .

    No team will touch that? They will go Koetter with splash of Monken or he will get college deal

  5. Bird Says:

    Desean a cancer

    Remember Martin a cancer past year

    Next year it’s me . I play sports but not elite

    Sorry guys . Gotta be an excuse. Smear my butt cheeks

  6. TampaTown Says:

    Are you drunk?

  7. Bird Says:


  8. Bird Says:

    Sorry. watching movie

    EquAlizer 2 is solid

  9. TampaTown Says:

    😂😂 Nothing wrong with getting an early start on New Years!

  10. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Have you heard about the bird?
    Everybody knows about the bird.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    The unblocked are sheep. Simple as Lovie.



  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Hernando County Rules!!!!

    Oh wait….

    Pasco rules!!!!

    Oh wait…..

    What we need is more transplant writers like Tom Jones….to hopefully rid us from this sham of an NFL team. Then they (media) can all cover something else than this poorly ran franchise in Tampa. Get a REAL job or cover the Rays.

  13. Fire Light Says:

    lol. This has become a full out circus. It’s not that hard to call plays when you have Evans, Jameis, Godwin, OJ, and hopefully a better slot receiver next year.just don’t let Licht mess this team up anymore! Firrrreeee Licht! Fitz and MeJax May form a formidable duo at their local park to relive the good times. Boot MeJax! Thumbs up for him and Fitz to take a Hike

  14. Fire Light Says:

    Monken is expendable.

  15. Buc Bargain Bin Says:

    The whole coaching staff is expendable.
    As a unit, they have totally underperformed during the course of their term. Letting up when they had a lead, no sense of urgency when trying to come from behind.

    They have a total lack of situational awareness and refusal to use key contributors in the most important moments.

    Unimaginative, uninspired, unaccountable coaching leads to redundancy of losing seasons.

    Hopefully the Glazers swing for the fences and get it right this time.

  16. DC_BUCS_FAN Says:

    Are you drunk?


    CLASSIC lol

  17. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Like Monken but as head coach, way too risky. For now at least,

  18. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Yes, well said Tbbucs3, and not for us.

    I believe he has the mentality to be a quality Head Coach, but as you say, it is just too risky right now, and is certainly not going to inspire the base as winds of change.

  19. DooshLaRue Says:

    Ah man….. I missed it.
    A thread with a drunk Bird and Buc1987!!

  20. Bob in Valrico Says:

    There is no more reason to think Montgen will have any more success than
    Koetter is having with Licht picking the groceries.
    One thing about Montgen ,he ran an offense relying heavily on the pass,with little emphasis on the run in the first two games. That coupled with the inconsistencies of both QB’s gave the opposing offense too much time and opportunities to get back in the game as the season wore on.

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ I agree with your thoughts on the run game, Bob. I think this is a bit of a flaw in Dirk/Todd’s offense.

    I am fine with us being a pass first team, and maybe our run blocking left some to be desired. STILL, that being said, there are times that you simply HAVE to try and establish a running game.

    Sometimes that may mean running the ball 10 out of 14 plays, and 5 or 6 times in a row at times.

    I always admired that about Belichick. Here you have Tom Brady, probably the greatest ever at QB, but you would sometimes see games where they are running, running, running over and over again. And if at first it was failing, they just kept at it.

    We never really did that. It always seemed like the run was just an afterthought, stuck in the middle of 7 passing plays.

  22. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    TONY DUNGY as PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS. Rebuild it and they will come.

  23. Kenny Says:

    Ive been saying it all year… I dont know why its not picking up more steam… Make Monken the head coach.

    They should have fired Koetter WEEKS ago and gave Monken a shot to see what they got in him… Wouldnt that have made sense… like 4 weeks ago?

  24. Gruden4President Says:

    Koetter had wayyy more than 1 winning season in Atlanta 😂😂😂😂😂 might want to do some actual researching there guy. It is true what they say, Bucs fanbase really are the most misinformed fanbase of all. Smh

  25. Mee Loopa Says:

    I’ll keep Monken as the OC with a new defensive minded HC

  26. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Kenny, you make a really good point. I know the Glazers don’t like to fire in midseason, but it might have been good to see what Monken really could bring to the table as a Head Coach.

    He seems like someone to me that has the right kind of intangibles as a leader of men, but we just don’t know.

  27. OneBucPerson Says:

    He’s definitely not gonna be hired as an HC, he only just got play calling duties this year and he had it taken away from him multiple times due to Dirk being a control freak. He should be a top OC candidate though.

  28. #1bucfan Says:

    @ fire light. Plz explain why you think we need a better slot receiver wen Humphries has bin great all season. There really hasn’t bin anyone else as consistent as him in the slot in this league

  29. LakeLand Says:


    Dirk Koetter 9 seasons as OC

    2007. Jacksonville -11-5
    2008. Jacksonville- 5-11
    2009. Jacksonville- 7-9
    2012-Atlanta- 13-3
    2013 Atlanta- 4-12
    2014 Atlanta- 6-10
    2015 Tampa Bay- 6-10

    It’s obvious that you are mistaken Koetter for Mike Mularkey

    It’s also obvious, who is clearly misinformed

  30. TOM Says:

    #1bucfan: DITTO. For the life of me I don’t understand why Hump hasn’t received a new contract by now.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    To be fair, a coach can only work with the talent he is given.

    It’s easy to blame Koetter for no run game, but he did the best he could with the line and RBs he had been given. People claim he should have benched Caleb and put in Cappa, but they forget Cappa was being developed off the field. Cappa will now be the starting right guard, but he probably wasn’t ready before now.

    And Dotson needed replacing, but he was a high paid player and Wester needed development time as well. Now HE is

    The point is, Monken can add a running game.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And Koetter only took the play calling duties once.

  33. jjbucfan Says:

    We had our chance to find out if Monken was HCing material- should have fired Koetter week 8 and gave Monken 8 games. Poor choice by the Glazers to keep him- they don’t fire coaches Mid year- unless you are coaching Man U.

  34. MTM Says:

    Dump the entire coaching staff at this point. They are all hot garbage. There are so many unachieving coaches in the league with teams that actually play hard. There’s a whole lot of quit of this current team.