Four Future Coaches On The Bucs’ Roster

October 4th, 2022

Sean Murphy-Bunting

Former Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter used to say safety Keith Tandy and tight end Luke Stocker would make great coaches.

Tandy is now in his third year as the Bucs’ assistant special teams coach. Stocker played 11 seasons (2011-2021) and may not be finished yet.

Bucco Bruce Arians has said Lavonte David would be a excellent coach.

So what about Todd Bowles? What players does he think could cut it in the coaching ranks? Bowles went there this evening on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Four Bucs got the official nod from Bowles: David, cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, safety/cornerback Logan Ryan and practice squad QB Ryan Griffin.

Honorable mention seemed to go to Will Gholston and Mike Evans, who Bowles said would be quality “pee wee football” coaches.

Joe was somewhat surprised that Bowles didn’t say Tom Brady. You know, the guy who single-handedly changed the Bucs’ culture, the ultimate leader of football men and one of the greatest football minds of our time.

Regardless, Joe knows Bowles has high standards and it’s great to know Bowles thinks so highly of some of his players.

As for Griffin, add him to the unprecedented quarterback incubator Kyle Trask finds himself in every day.

20 Responses to “Four Future Coaches On The Bucs’ Roster”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    this is like a summertime thread 🙂

  2. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady would make an awful coach, and Bowles knows it. Most greats never make good coaches. He’s too much of a perfectionist.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Assistant ST coach, seriously, Bucs ST’s are average at best.

  4. D-Rok Says:

    Brady has adamantly stated many times over many years that he has no desire to coach. Personally, I think that’s a shame because WHO knows more than Brady? A handful of guys, as ex-players, perhaps, like P Manning.

    Coaches just don’t deal with X’s and O’s though – they are also personnel managers and must deal with much more beyond just game-planning.

    I’ve often wondered why MORE ex-players don’t continue their careers and coach – maybe they are mostly done with the game after they retire? I dunno man.

  5. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Brady could get paid more as an analyst part time hours instead of overtime hors, stress and 1/10 the salary… no brainer !!! Plus he has a face for TV if he gets some weight put back on. Face looking a little skinny.

  6. Craig Says:

    I would throw Brate in there too. He was never the most physical or athletic, but he knows how to be in the right place at the right time.

  7. Carl L Says:

    Brady would make an excellent owner of the Bucs once his playing days are over.

  8. Carl L Says:

    If there are any leaders or future coaches on our defense, I hope they would slow down all the high school trash talk.

  9. Redeemer Says:

    Longan Ryan and Gholston for sure. Can’t see Brady having any interest in coaching. Can you picture him burning the midnight oil, and getting 4 hours sleep on a cot? I sure can’t. Special jammies or not. The only future Brady has with a franchise is sitting in the owners box. Once he takes G to the cleaners, he should have enough bread.

  10. WiscoJoe Says:

    Unless Lamar signs here we have to roll with Trask next year, right?

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is no question at all with Logan Ryan….

    I also think eventually that Antoine Winfield Jr. would be a great coach.

  12. Redeemer Says:

    Can’t picture Brady burning the midnight oil and getting 4 hours sleep on a cot. Special jammies not withstanding. His future is in an ownership box. After the Fox deal of course.

  13. Redeemer Says:

    I cleaned up my comment, what’d I say?

  14. admin Says:

    Unless Lamar signs here we have to roll with Trask next year, right?

    Never say never but it’s not a bet Joe is willing to place.

  15. Redeemer Says:

    Apologies mods

  16. Crickett Baker Says:

    I heard an Arians interview when he was asked if he thought Brady would be a good coach. His immediate answer was “No, no, no!” The surprised interviewer asked him why not and he said Tom would be too exacting.

  17. firethecannons Says:

    Tom Brady is a bona fide celebrity which gets in the way of coaching

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    It’s interesting how there are all these future coaches on a roster that currently has no head coach, OC or DC.

  19. BucsfanFred Says:

    Honestly, I’d rather dig ditches than coach football.

  20. Lg55 Says:

    Put Brady in charge and stay out of the way. We need 40 pts to beat falcons.