“I Got The Easiest Coaching Assignment In The Game”

March 1st, 2021

One of the most fun stories to emerge from the Bucs’ Super Bowl win revolves around Jason Pierre-Paul spiking a Gatorade bottle and running into the game when he wasn’t told to.

With a little over 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Bucs reserve outside linebacker Cam Gil checked in on a 2nd-and-20 play and exploded into the face of Patrick Mahomes, forcing a fumble and also recording Gill a half-sack.

Speaking on the All Things Covered podcast, Bucs outside linebacker coach Larry Foote explained that Gill, who played just three snaps on defense in the game, was mad that he was removed immediately after a big play — during a blowout win.

Foote said he barked back at Gill, “I didn’t do it!”

Per Foote, JPP saw his replacement make a big play, slammed his drink to the turf and substituted in for Gill — without permission. Foote laughed and explained that JPP is just that kind of veteran player.

Humble Foote was asked about his role and channeled a line Warren Sapp used to use when asked about pass rushing philosophy.

“I got the easiest coaching assignment in the game. Get out of their way. Get outta the way,” Foote said. “You know pass rushers; I just always hone them in. Play the run. Play the run. As for the particular game, you know, the old school Bill Cowher, ‘Hey, rush the passer. Stop the run on the way.’

… Them guys love that. They love the challenge.”

Fun stuff.

Joe hopes the picture above is a sight Bucs fans will get to see again. #KeepShaq

15 Responses to ““I Got The Easiest Coaching Assignment In The Game””

  1. cmurda Says:

    Joe. Can you post some more game snap breakdowns from the Super Bowl. Maybe for JPP. That Vita article was legendary with passion from us fans. It’s okay that you are wrong about Vita not being as important as he is. Ya hater. Nah, I’m just playing.

  2. Robert Says:

    PM was easy pickins in the end. IMO

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    Cam Gil flashed against Atlanta also. He looks like a hidden gem. No idea how he is in coverage or against the run.

  4. '79 Defense Says:

    I like JPP, but damn, you don’t run the show. Give Gill a chance.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    #KeepShaq sanity will prevail GO BUCS!!!!

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    How is this article not about Leftwich.
    That’s got to be what he thinks every Sunday.

    Yes sir Tom, yes sir Bruce.

  7. Robert Says:

    I give the most credit to

    a . gameplan
    b secondary
    c drops and penalties by KC
    d Shaq and JPP

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    That’s f’d up to me, team game? Was he threatened that Gill might take his job? It’s that attitude that allows people to think that they can drive without a seatbelt and shoot off professional grade fireworks.

  9. Cobraboy Says:

    JJ Watt is signing with Arizona, 2 years, $23m

  10. Coburn Says:

    Kinda agree with other posters. I like the competitive fire in him, but damn Gil deserves a few paltry snaps in a blowout in a game many never even get to play in. Dude has had a few flashes and would like to see more of him in the rotation

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    cam gil just has to continue to make plays and foote will be telling JPP, “1 sec big fella”…lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  12. RioDeJaneiroBucsFan Says:

    #keepShaq is a must to repeat the SB Championship
    Ink Barrett, Gronk and Succop and see how it unfolds

  13. SOEbuc Says:



    You sound like you’re ready to sign Shaq to a gigantic contract and send Lavonte C.O.D. somewhere else before the FA bell has rang. That’s a shame.

  14. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    23 million gaurentee

  15. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    2 years,31 million