Another Name Floated For Offensive Coordinator

January 25th, 2023

Eagles assistant Kevin Patullo.

Could the Bucs be poaching a guy from the Eagles? An NFL insider thinks so.

Jeremy Fowler of BSPN had a coaching rumor mill posted at the four-letter this morning. There he unearthed another name that may be in the mix to replaced failed and fired Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. That is Eagles offensive assistant Kevin Patullo.

Perhaps Fowler is connecting dots here. Patullo was Bucs coach Todd Bowles’ quarterback coach with the Jets and he apparently worked closely with rotten Ryan Fitzpatrick. Boy, there’s a résumé builder.

Joe hopes that by spending time with the Eagles, Patullo has evolved as a coach.

Chan Gailey was the Jets’ offensive coordinator and this guy is just horrid unless you like 1960s ground-and-pound with quarterbacks who can’t hit the broad side of a barn. Here are some quarterbacks Gailey, a former defensive meathead coach, had a hand in grooming: Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Tyler Thigpen, Reggie Ball, Jay Fiedler and Fitzpatrick.

Just reading that list had Joe running to the bathroom to yak.

The only time Gailey ever worked with a quarterback worth two cents was when he coached Troy Aikman with the Cowboys in Aikman’s final years in the NFL. Patullo worked with Gailey at three different stops: Kansas City, Buffalo and New York.

In short, Gailey is brutal. And the Bucs are interested in a guy groomed by Gailey??? God help us all!

But then, Patullo has been around the Eagles, who are using a variation of Lincoln Riley’s offense with Philadelphia. And Jalen Hurts, who played for Riley at Oklahoma, sure has improved.

(And guess who else plays for Riley? #CollapseForCaleb)

Patullo did work with Frank Reich in Indianapolis.

Provided Patullo has been enlightened and has been very much influenced by Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, this may be a smart move.

Patullo would have to first fully prove to Joe he has exorcised any memory of ever working with Gailey.

Interestingly enough, Patullo graduated from South Florida.

89 Responses to “Another Name Floated For Offensive Coordinator”

  1. Knucknbuc Says:

    Everyone here just wants a name offensive coordinator. Hey y’all why we’re bob and Todd monken in college? Because they got fired from the nfl. I’m just saying y’all poopoo anyname that comes up but I’m fine with any of these guys being given a shot. Circumstance and situation matter at specific times. How was monkens offense in Cleveland Joe? Why’d he leave there if he’s such a savant?

  2. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita thinks Joe blames QB coaches for QBs who just aren’t very good. How does Joe know that a guy wouldn’t have been even worse without a particular coach?

    Rita finds this all very interesting.

    Rita thinks Joe should give these coaching candidates a chance before dropping turds on their heads. I mean, unless the coach is named Lovie Smith, in which case Rita says drop that deuce.

    Rita thinks Jason Licht and Todd Bowles know more about coaches than Joe and the other commenters on this board. RIta will wait and see and give any coach hired the benefit of the doubt to see what they can do.

    Rita is too old to b!tch and moan about things she can’t do anything about. Rita has other concerns.

  3. RCK Says:

    I would take this hire over any of the others already mentioned. I much prefer a younger, up-and-comer over some of these other dated NFL establishment types. The Bucs desperately need to modernize their approach to the game.

  4. Infomeplease Says:

    IMO, Fire Bowles first!!!!! Hire a real head coach!! Let him help hire other coaches including a special teams coach!!

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Don’t we need to find a head coach first?
    If they ( The G’Boyz) think that they can go with Todd Bowles as head coach they will see the biggest fan rejection they can not even imagine.

  6. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Don’t we need to find a head coach first?

    Rita finds this very interesting.

    Rita thinks the Bucs have made it clear that Todd Bowles is coming back.

    Rita doesn’t understand why people spend time expecting something that clearly isn’t happening. Rita is old and has wisdom. Rita thinks you should direct your energy towards more productive thoughts. Rita knows.

  7. Dooley Says:

    I stand w/Rita lol

  8. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Infomeplease Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    IMO, Fire Bowles first!!!!! Hire a real head coach!! Let him help hire other coaches including a special teams coach!!

    Rita has found, in her many years of experience, that fighting what you can’t change only causes you misery. Rita recommends you get over your b!tching and moaning.

  9. Hodad Says:

    If you’re going to take from the Eagles go with 35 yr old Brian Johnson QB coach. He’s done a great job with Hurts, and oh by the way, he was Trask’s QB coach at fl, and his OC his senior season. Wouldn’t he make more sense?

  10. Tye Says:

    Yep!… Its becoming more apparent that the OC will be as much of a project as the next QB!

  11. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita thinks the negativity is very interesting, if not concerning. Rita thinks you complainers could be much happier if you had a more open mind. Rita is here for you.

  12. WillieG Says:

    A ground and pound head coach sniffing around a potential ground and pound OC? I’m shocked! Shocked I say!

    Bowles is bound and determined to force his outdated, ultra conservative philosophy on the team, so we will probably get that guy.

  13. AL121976 Says:

    Pablo, I mean Rita, is an optimist lol

  14. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    The Joes often (rightly) say they don’t want Bowles anywhere near a developing QB. Why would you want him near the OC hiring process? What in his past gives you confidence that he can do that well? Fifth time is the charm?

  15. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    WillieG Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    A ground and pound head coach sniffing around a potential ground and pound OC? I’m shocked! Shocked I say!

    Bowles is bound and determined to force his outdated, ultra conservative philosophy on the team, so we will probably get that guy.

    Rita says that the evidence only shows that Bowles wants to run the ball better and more often. Rita has noticed a lot of analysts agree with that assessment. Rita has not heard Todd say he wants a ground and pound offense.

    Rita has noticed that there are creative ways to mix the run and pass. Rita thinks Todd would be happy with that.

    Rita finds the complaining very interesting.

  16. SKBucsFan Says:

    I don’t know the guy from Adam. But it seems like poaching a coach from a top team in a season is the trendy thing to do. And Licht doesn’t have too many original thoughts…just see the last 3 coaches he has hired.

    But I agree, learning under Chan Gailey is bad for any resume.

  17. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    AL121976 Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Pablo, I mean Rita, is an optimist lol

    Rita does not know Pablo.

    Rita is neither an optimist nor a pessimist. Rita gives Todd a chance because Rita values her mental health. Rita is not closed minded. Rita does not pretend to know more than the head coach and GM. Rita does not spend emotional energy worrying about things she cannot change. Rita enjoys watching the process play out.

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS JOB?

    The Bucs will be bottom dwellers for the next three years. No credible OC talent would want that on their resume?

  19. Allbuccedup Says:

    Rita the only way they would fire Bowles now if Brady told Licht I will sign a two deal if you fire Bowles and hire Sean Payton. Then Licht would fire Bowles and give the Saints our next two first round draft picks.

  20. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Allbuccedup Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Rita the only way they would fire Bowles now if Brady told Licht I will sign a two deal if you fire Bowles and hire Sean Payton. Then Licht would fire Bowles and give the Saints our next two first round draft picks.

    Rita thinks that would be crazy. Rita thinks giving away 2 first round picks on a team with a serious cap problem and a need to increase young talent is totally illogical. Rita has also heard that the price for Payton is ONE mid-first round pick. Rita does not advocate stupidly going “all-in” for the fantasy of another Superbowl run next year. Rita does not think that’s a reasonable expectation. Too many holes to be filled and not enough cap.

    Rita finds this all very interesting.

  21. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Just imagine if we had John Lynch as our GM instead of Licht ?? Yes he help win a Super Bowl and luring TB12, but what about the other years and why does he get a free pass and I think they need to be like the Titans with Robinson and let Licht go as well !!!!! We wouldn’t have had a running issue if they wouldn’t have run RoJo out of the building and put their trust in Lenny.. RoJo and White would have been a big upgrade

  22. Redeemer Says:

    Nobody is coming here for a lateral move. The job just isn’t that attractive without a QB. A QB coach looking for an OC job makes sense. They could always dip into the collage ranks. Stop with the fire Bowles nonsense. It’s not happening. Much as I think they should have.

  23. darengibo Says:

    Yucs2Bucs Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:39 pm
    “We wouldn’t have had a running issue if they wouldn’t have run RoJo out of the building and put their trust in Lenny.. RoJo and White would have been a big upgrade”

    ROJO? Wasn’t he almost released by KC this year? I know he is like 4th string beaten out by a rookie RB.. ROJO???? THAT is the key piece that would have kept Tampa in line for another ring??

    Rita, what say you?

  24. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Yucs2Bucs Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Just imagine if we had John Lynch as our GM instead of Licht ?? Yes he help win a Super Bowl and luring TB12, but what about the other years and why does he get a free pass and I think they need to be like the Titans with Robinson and let Licht go as well !!!!! We wouldn’t have had a running issue if they wouldn’t have run RoJo out of the building and put their trust in Lenny.. RoJo and White would have been a big upgrade

    Rita does not think what ifs make sense.

    Rita noticed Jason Licht built the team that won a Superbowl.

    Rita noticed Ronald Jones ran for 70 yards the entire season in Kansas City. Rita finds it interesting that you think keeping Rojo would have made a difference.

    Rita finds this lunacy very interesting.

  25. Allbuccedup Says:

    Why would Bowles hire a guy he fired in 2017 on the hand this guy knows how Bowles works and it would be a one and done

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sounds like a bunch of no-names….younger assistants are applying…..good opportunity for them…..probably not so good for us…..but….you never know….one could turn out to be better than Byron!!!

  27. Redeemer Says:

    Rita, loved you on the muppets show.

  28. WillieG Says:

    Rita, you obviously missed your nap. There is plenty of evidence Bowles wants to run a lot more. He said he didn’t use the up tempo offense because it didn’t give the defense time to rest and get their naps. So one can rightfully assume he would prefer the clock never stop for an incomplete pass.

  29. SB~LV Says:

    Has Bowles been fired yet?
    First things first

  30. SB~LV Says:

    Back in the depression hobos would put a mark on the house that was known for handing out food and such
    I think the Glazers have one somewhere around OBP

  31. SB~LV Says:

    Glazer’s ain’t got no rhythm, take the keys away!

  32. Joe Says:

    Why would you want him near the OC hiring process?

    That’s a great point, but Bowles is the head coach. Not sure there has been a head coach in recent history who had no say in hiring a coordinator.

    This does have the feel of impending disaster.

  33. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Has Bowles been fired yet?
    First things first

    Rita thinks you need to seek therapy. Rita cares.

  34. lambchop Says:

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  35. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Joe Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    This does have the feel of impending disaster.

    Rita has noticed a reactionary negativity here. Rita thinks an open mind is better for your mental health. Rita cares.

  36. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Kubiak completed a second interview with us apparently…

  37. I like Rita Says:

    Best posts on this site come from Rita. Don’t burn energy and time on topics you cannot change…couldn’t agree more.

  38. SB~LV Says:

    Rita has a reversed alimentary channel

  39. SB~LV Says:

    Canal

  40. Redeemer Says:

    WillieG, agreed. the time of possession argument makes zero sense. I looked it up. The bucs offense was on the field virtually the same amount as the defense this season. The offense struggled to find an identity all season. They found one in the hurry up. It was the one area they excelled. A smart coach would’ve utilized it.

  41. Dooley Says:

    Rita esta en llamas

  42. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    WillieG Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Rita, you obviously missed your nap. There is plenty of evidence Bowles wants to run a lot more. He said he didn’t use the up tempo offense because it didn’t give the defense time to rest and get their naps. So one can rightfully assume he would prefer the clock never stop for an incomplete pass.

    Rita does not think this means ground and pound. Plenty of teams run the ball more and do so effectively, namely San Francisco. Rita also has heard Todd say you do what you need to do to win, and if that means throwing the ball, then you throw the ball. Rita thinks Todd has been misinterpreted. Rita knows that running the ball more effectively was a goal for 2022 even before Arians stepped down. Rita has no problem with a greater commitment to running, if it’s effective.

    Rita also knows that all NFL coaches know that time of possession advantage is often a key metric for winning. Running is a good way to do it, if you’re good at it. Get good at it, so say Rita.

    Rita did not ever hear Todd say he did not want an explosive passing game. Rita only read that Todd didn’t want to go no-huddle and/or hurry up for most of the game. Rita knows that he shares that philosophy with most coaches in the league. Rita can see that fans here on JBF have exaggerated negative interpretations of Bowles’ comments. Rita can see all the suffering this has caused. Rita cares.

  43. Curse of Gruden Says:

    What coach of any quality would want the Buc’s OC job?
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel and January isn’t even over.

  44. Curse of Gruden Says:

    My great-grandfather says “hello” to Rita.

  45. SB~LV Says:

    “ Bowles “ has been misinterpreted?
    Check the score board
    Guy knows football but can’t coach!

  46. Crickett Baker Says:

    If I were whoever is posting as Rita, I would be very worried about a slander or libel suit. Posing as she is really not good, especially when spouting opinions.

  47. Bradyfan Says:

    @Redeemer
    Back in 2011, brady ran a no huddle offense pretty much every drive for the whole game. He threw 5000+ yards with guys like danny woodhead and deion branch. I think the oc was bill obrien. He carried that team to the superbowl with the 32nd ranked defense. Peyton manning also was more up tempo when running the offense. When your oline sucks, you can pretty much blitz the dlineman with the no huddle so they can’t catch their breath and theyre huffing and puffing for air. Im not saying they run it the whole game but they shouldve used it more. Put some of the young kids like Deven Thompkins and scotty in the rotation and just go fast.

  48. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    “ Bowles “ has been misinterpreted?

    Rita say Si si si.

    Check the score board

    Rita does not see what misinterpretation has to do with the scoreboard. Rita can see the team threw the ball plenty and ran the ball ineffectively. Rita knows the incompetent running game contributed to losing. Rita cares.

    Guy knows football but can’t coach!

    Rita knows Todd Bowles is the coach for 2023. Rita retains open mind for mental health.

    Rita cares. Obviously you are suffering. Rita only aims to relieve you of your inner conflict. Rita is wise.

  49. Bradyfan Says:

    Also Rita, 80 for brady is gonna go down as the worst film of all time.

  50. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Crickett Baker Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    If I were whoever is posting as Rita, I would be very worried about a slander or libel suit. Posing as she is really not good, especially when spouting opinions.

    Rita is not worried because this is the real Rita Moreno, noted football analyst.

    Rita invites you to her therapy couch. How can RIta help?

  51. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Bradyfan Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    Also Rita, 80 for brady is gonna go down as the worst film of all time.

    Yes, but Rita got PAAAIIIDDD, playaah!

  52. Bradyfan Says:

    I have no idea how any movie exec gave the green light for 80 for brady tbh.

  53. SB~LV Says:

    Rita gonna make a small fortune consoling and offering therapy to despondent Buc fans that are in denial today.
    Bowles is not a leader, thus Bowles can not be the head coach.

  54. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Bradyfan Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    I have no idea how any movie exec gave the green light for 80 for brady tbh.

    Rita has no idea, but Rita got a fat paycheck to pay for her great-grandkids college.

  55. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Rita gonna make a small fortune consoling and offering therapy to despondent Buc
    fans that are in denial today.

    Rita is not hurting for money, but you’re right, she’ll do well. Rita is here for you. Rita offers football fan therapy because she cares, seriously. Rita doesn’t need the money.

  56. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita is grateful for JBF validating her football opinions in yesterday’s post, thus giving her a platform on this site.

  57. NEfan Says:

    80 for Brady is based off a true story. NEfan thinks either one or more Rita, Jane, Salley or Lilly may.not make the premier. Jane has the most potential, she has so much plastic in her face they could pull off a Weekend at Bernies and prop her up in her seat and no one would know. Brady got the senior citizen discount hiring them.

  58. Bucs56 Says:

    Only OC taking this job is a veteran who thinks they can be the HC when Bowles is fired in 2024. No young coach would touch this gig knowing the HC has 1 more year.

  59. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Bucs56 Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Only OC taking this job is a veteran who thinks they can be the HC when Bowles is fired in 2024. No young coach would touch this gig knowing the HC has 1 more year.

    Rita thinks a young OC may see it as an opportunity to make a name. Rita thinks a good candidate may view the team as one good offensive coordinator away from being a pretty decent team. Rita can count — there are only 32 of these jobs. Rita knows someone good will want the job if Todd can make a smart call. Rita remains open minded.

  60. sasquatch Says:

    I don’t think she’s relevant, but I think Rita makes a lot of good points, especially about mental health.

  61. Rod Munch Says:

    Well, on the coaching ladder, keep in mind that Arians got his start under Ray Perkins – so you can’t always dismiss someone just because of who they got a start with.

    Looking at his resume, and he gets around, not sure you could really tie him to any one system based on that resume. If he got a OC job, at least he’d have earned it. Seems like a professional hire if he got the job, not an exciting one however.

  62. DungyDance Says:

    But what does Rita think Rita thinks?

  63. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    DungyDance Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    But what does Rita think Rita thinks?

    Rita is confounded by this question.

    Rita finds this very interesting.

  64. DungyDance Says:

    Me thinks, therefore me is.

  65. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita is consciousness. Rita is the light behind your eyes. Rita is love.

  66. Buddha Says:

    No team in the NFL that won fewer than 7 games fired their coach. Only one that won fewer that seven fired their coach last year, Denver. Arians only won 7 games his first year here and there was an outcry to fire him after that season. It is tough to win games in the NFL. It is also tough to hire new coaches that deliver right away. Patience is a virtue.

  67. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Damn. I feel sorry for Rita’s husband. She never shuts up.

  68. Goatfarmer Says:

    Toad’s Incontinent Bowels will hire an OC that can’t run a successful passing game. But, he’ll make up for it by underperforming Leftwurst in the run game.

    Count on it.

  69. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    SufferingSince76 Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Damn. I feel sorry for Rita’s husband. She never shuts up.

    Rita is here for you. Rita cares.

  70. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Goatfarmer Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Toad’s Incontinent Bowels will hire an OC that can’t run a successful passing game. But, he’ll make up for it by underperforming Leftwurst in the run game.

    Count on it.

    Rita say, “Turn that frown upside-down!”

    Don’t be such a negative grumpy-puss. So say RIta.

  71. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The OC names are stacking up.
    None of which will come true, or last more than a year.

    “Happy times”

  72. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    *Rita Moreno* a delusional person.

    Full of wishful thinking.

  73. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    The Beer Whisperer Says:
    January 25th, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    *Rita Moreno* a delusional person.

    Full of wishful thinking.

    On the contrary, unlike the reflexively negative crybabies, Rita maintains that an open mind is a reasonable way to approach this process as it unfolds. Rita thinks delusion is being so certain that your negative projections and expectations are true that you have no lost any sense of reality. Rita knows that you don’t know and she doesn’t know what will happen or how it will turn out, and that the HC and GM are more knowledgable than blowhard fans… Rita is open minded, not delusional. Your certainty makes you negative and miserable, so say Rita.

    Rita cares.

  74. mark2001 Says:

    Hope against hope. Just like the Dungy swansong years. Reminds me of the movie “the Warriors” when the punk says “see this….this is what you get, Bucs”. I told you. No experienced quality OC. An assistant coach, QB coach, retread, or WR coach. And the hope beyond hope, that they are in fact, OC material. Sounds familiar… we have a HC we hope has the ability to be a quality HC. Alot of hope… little substance. The life of a Bucs fan other than a handful of years in the team history. Buccaneers…Buccaneers….come out to playea….come out to playea.

  75. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    *Rita Moreno* = delusional

  76. Rita Moreno, Football Analyst Says:

    Rita thinks Beer Man needs to look up the definition of delusion and learn to distinguish fact from negative projections.

    Rita cares. Please seek help.

  77. stpetebucfan Says:

    @Rita

    I’m already a huge fan. Be prepared for the blowback. You post rationally without ever getting overwhelmed by emotion or the need to hurl ad hom attacks.

    Many guys could not live without venting their ad hom attacks and knee jerk emotional reactions.

  78. Gregory Lachs Says:

    We don’t know who the quarterback will be. I believe it makes the OC job much less attractive.

  79. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Is Temple’s OC available!!

  80. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I bet there are some local HS coaches who could do as good of a job as BL did. I do not care who they hire. Bowles will find a way to screw everything up anyways.

  81. mark2001 Says:

    Sure…let’s try some college OC, a NFL assistant or QB coach. Deja vu. How many dozen times have see seen this since the 70’s in Tampa Bay? I guess considering the passing of David Crosby RIP, it is rather timely.

  82. Nick2 Says:

    Yeah ummm we don’t have Jalen Hurts or anyone resembling him.

  83. Goatfarmer Says:

    The fact is an eggplant and a zucchini could be more effective than Leftwurst was. The veggies wouldn’t be able to understand Todd any more than we were able to understand By’Mron.

  84. chark Says:

    why can’t I post comment anymore…help

  85. chark Says:

    next season will be monumentally bad . 6 wins will be a miracle. we can read and write all the articles. Nothing will change until bowles is fired , he should have resigned. His best wins last year were week 1 dallas and week 2 vs jameis. No offensive coordinator of note will come here for the 1 year only hire will be a newbie who wants a big promo

  86. Goatfarmer Says:

    Pretend Blowes was captain of the Titanic. But it was daylight, and the ensign had the charts of the iceberg’s location and movements.

    Toad would still hit it and sink the ship, because he’d be trying to get the Crew to practice the little details rather than correcting the mistakes that caused the disaster in the first place.

  87. Mike Says:

    I don’t know much, but I do know whoever we hire will be better than who we had.

  88. Ben Harvey Says:

    Bowles has no pull in NFL circles. Working with him is luke signing a death certificate that will be cashed in a year.

  89. David Says:

    Why not get rid of Bowles now we all know he won’t make it through the season so let’s skip the interm bs and go Ahead and get the best offensive minded Coach out there and stop looking at these coordinators from these terrible teams Byron was a scapegoat these clowns getting interviews can’t hold his jockstrap smh inbraccing a rough season next year Brady won’t come back to deal with this

 

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