“We Had A Whole Coaching Staff Whose Contracts Were Up.”

May 7th, 2021

Bucs offensive assistant/QB guru Tom Moore

It’s a little known fact among NFL fans that the standard contract for an assistant coach is a two-year deal with guaranteed money.

Sometimes an individual coach or staff can get a third year, or a third-year option. But it’s not typical. And that wasn’t the case with the staff of Bucco Bruce Arians.

General manager Jason Licht told Beckles & Recher on WDAE Radio that in addition to needing to pounce on re-signing his many free agents after the Super Bowl, Licht had another 30 men and women to get under contract.

“We had a whole coaching staff whose contracts were up,” Licht said.

It’s very rare to hear a GM reference assistant-coach contracts, so Joe especially appreciated the insight.

Joe sure hopes Team Glazer approved a raise.

Off the top of Joe’s head, the Bucs only lost offensive assistant and former NFL receiver Antwaan Randle El to the Lions’ coaching staff, where he will coach receivers.

Also, the Bucs just officially added former NFL QB and Bucs coaching intern Thaddeus Lewis to their staff, and retired center A.Q. Shipley.

(If you missed the great stuff from Lewis on Tom Brady, it’s here.)

9 Responses to ““We Had A Whole Coaching Staff Whose Contracts Were Up.””

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    This team has come a looooong way from Hugh Culverhouse, Darth Krueger, and Ray Perkins…

  2. BA4President Says:

    I love that pic. I wouldn’t want to get in that man’s way.

  3. Fred mcneil Says:

    Ray Perkins was horrible. Leeman Bennet was worse.

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Richard Williamson made Leeman Bennett look competent.

  5. windbaggery Says:

    Re: Succop and rookie kicker
    Why would you not seek competition? If the rookie is lights out, why can’t he beat Succop? You guys act like Succop is the greatest kicker of all time. He had a very solid year. He’s good. Is he great? No. If you can sign a rookie who has a chance to be better (and have a longer future with the team) why would you not?

    Always be looking for upgrades at every position.

  6. windbaggery Says:

    Re: Paying Gabbert 2 million
    Gabbert may not be special, but he’s an experienced player who knows the offense. Paying an experienced backup 2 million a year is nothing. He played okay in the Detroit mopup snaps. Also, Arians has talked him up, so now he has some negotiating leverage. Perfectly decent signing.

  7. Allbuccedup Says:

    Sure hope Tom hangs around for a couple more years he would definitely help Trask.

  8. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    Bucs signing a complementary chess piece Everyother day… Check Mate NFL!

  9. Fred mcneil Says:

    Dewey, you just Had to remind me of Williamson.