Bill Callahan & The Bucs

January 11th, 2020

One free agent on the market now is arguably one of the best offensive line coaches of the modern era.

That should have drawn a lot of interest from Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht.

Bucco Bruce Arians knows Joe Gilbert, his resident offensive line coach, isn’t in the same league as the guy Joe’s referring to, Bill Callahan.

Callahan, 63, was booted from the Redskins recently as the team cleaned house to welcome new head coach Ron Rivera.

Callahan’s NFL resumé dates back to the Eagles in the mid-90s and he’s had tremendous success over the years coaching offensive line under several head coaches. The guy always has been in demand. He’s also got loads of head coaching experience in the NFL and in college. Bucs fans in the good ol’ days remember Callahan as the guy who coached against Chucky in the Super Bowl.

Many believe the Bucs’ offensive line has underachieved in recent years, including this season.

So now what? Have the Bucs seriously considered Callahan, or did Arians not want to upset his friends and almost-family ecosystem on the Bucs coaching staff?

Currently, Gilbert and assistant head coach/running game coordinator Harold Goodwin share coaching the Bucs’ O-line. Gilbert explained on Buccaneers Radio that he and Goodwin split duties evenly.

Joe hopes the Bucs gave Callahan a legitimately look and at least fired up a conference call with him after he was let go. It will be very sad if they didn’t.

25 Responses to “Bill Callahan & The Bucs”

  1. Buc50 Says:

    No way this happens. We always can use better line play but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. Says:

    Coaching is a good old boys club… Unless they worked together in the past, they didn’t even give it a thought!

  3. Kwame Richardson,Sr. Says:

    B.A. is loyal to a fault. I don’t think that he will go for it.

  4. Hodad Says:

    If any of our coaches needs to be replaced I’d say it would be the special teams coach. Our ST’s were not very good this year. Did we even have one blocked FG, or punt this year? How about a kickoff, or punt returned for a TD, no? Our special teams were anything but special.

  5. The. Coroner Says:

    They won’t.
    Cronyism and nepotism in the NFL are more important than winning.

  6. Mike Says:

    No way this happens, Bruce Arians is super loyal to his coaches. Has he ever fired one? He mentioned this in his couple introductory press conferences and interviews when he started

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Loyalty gets you fired and wastes 6 years of a generational talent costing the franchise at least 1 Lombardi….. see ignorant 1 dimensional dungy the clown if you need a real life example of loyalty and failure….. you get the best available talent at all costs for every position in the organization…. that goes for front office, cosches and players…. loyalty is only admirable if the skills match…. fine line between stubborn ignorance and loyalty obviously dungy the clown was the ignorant stubborn type…

    When you haven’t won a meaningful game in 18 years loyalty is laughable. You get the best talent available period….

  8. Adrnagy Says:

    Bring him in. Make it a SUPER staff. We are BIG now let’s take it to the next level SUPER

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    So let me get this straight, we want to fire and hire a new oline coach when we had the likes of Dotson and a young Cappa on the roster? Cappa came on strong, btw, but “Arians is too loyal” to hire a new coach?!
    After a single year this is the assertion of some fans?!

    I’m not against hiring Callahan, but some of these statements are just ridiculous!

  10. Adrnagy Says:

    Check out what Dotson said …. he admits he sucks and doesn’t like to run block.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Hodad…….That is a good point about our Special Teams. A lot of work does need to be done their.

    Now I’m no expert but will guess that a Special Teams u it has to be built just like any phase of the game. Could be that’s it’s just an area that had to kinda get pushed on the back burner while they focused last off-season in other areas…….Sorta like the running game.

    That said there was a lot of bad. That’s for sure. But there was some spark on Special Teams. Especially the coverage unit. Seem to remember them getting a couple of forced fumbles at pivitol times(even though a few was called back). Also TJ Logan when in did have a few nice chunk returns that also seemed to come at oportun times……….So I will say we could have some nice pieces to build with…….Just saying don’t be so quick to call for a coaches head. Let him keep building that unit and let’s see if there’s progress. If stuggles continue then yes thats a problem.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Dungy is a HOFer you everloving moron.

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    January 11th, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Dungy is a HOFer you everloving moron.

    you say that like the hof matters. the hall of fame was rendered meaningless when they enshrined dingy the clown and the rest of the feel good stories that have mediocre qualifications. the hall used to be for the BEST of the BEST not mediocre feel good stories in the name of inclusion… 15 to 20 coaches who are more qualified that should be in hall ahead of the clown…. The best of the best win when it matters most…. dungy the clown has a below 500 career playoff record and laid down faster in the playoffs than lvd and cancer93 did at home for the last decade…. the legend of duny the clown surpassed his actual accomplishments years ago. he’s pathetic and a complete embarrassment.

  14. TOM Says:

    tmaxcon: Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    Yeah I don’t see this happening either.

    Speaking of special teams I love the way the 49ers play STs. They’ve got to be the most disciplined and innovative teams in the league.

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Joe I seriously hope so.

    Note: He’s the one that Built the WALL in Dallas.

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    December 12th, 2017 at 7:46 am <–

    Bill Callahan was instrumental in the development of:
    • 2011 – (LT) Tyron Smith
    • 2013 – (C) Travis Frederick
    • 2014 – (RG) Zack Martin

    He literally built the WALL in Dallas.

    Note: Both Frederick & Martin were drafted under his watch

  18. firethecannons Says:

    Joe–get over to OBP and give them the heads up–somehow make sure that Arians is aware, he don’t seem savvy on the latest these days. Great article–we need better o-line coach as we will be drafting O-line guaranteed.

  19. Pewter power Says:

    If he never worked with BA before in some way then it wont happen. I thi k the dumb part about the failure if having one guy coaching tackles and another coaching guards. No one else in the nfl has co offensive line coaches and it was a huge failure that I hope that can admit to and fix it. Only one guy needs that job.

  20. Blame Jameis Says:

    The airlines sent my luggage to the wrong state, it must be Jameis’ fault.

  21. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Arians only hires his friends or former players so this smart hire won’t happen

  22. stevbobucfan Says:

    As said already, will Arians part ways with one of his current coaches, they’re like his family. I think all Bucs fan would love to have Callahan and I think the Bucs OL can use some help. maybe move Gilbert to some other position

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    No only will it not happen, but I’m not certain that it will happen.

    The current OL coach is dealing with the cards he was dealt. He seemed to help Cappa along nicely.

  24. ruggyup Says:

    Speaking of replacements and new hires, nobody asked me but, FWIW John Lynch, former best DB in Buc history IMO, is orders of magnitude a better GM for 49rs than Licht is for Bucs. The records don’t lie. But owners do, at least to themselves.

  25. Frankinthe813 Says:

    This post is just clickbait and unrealistic..Harold Godwin’s one of the best and was an interviewee for Bucs HC