Overlooked Trait Of Dave Canales

February 17th, 2023

Gets production from WRs.

Joe senses Bucs fans are like Joe, digging in the interwebs trying to get a read on new Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales.

Rightfully, folks are focused on the quarterback(s). Joe gets it. He’s a quarterback coach and his No. 1 job will be to either get Kyle Trask ready, help find a free agent quarterback or groom a rookie.

It seems folks are looking at the forest and missing the trees, Joe included. Joe dug deeper. Canales, initially, was the Seahawks wide receivers coach. And there has been a trait since Canales arrived in Seattle in 2010; Seattle doesn’t spend much draft capital on receivers, yet they always seem to have productive if not good receivers.

Since 2010, if you want to include tight end Jimmy Graham, Seattle has had four Pro Bowl receivers (DK Metcalf, undrafted Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Graham). None were first-round picks.

The lone first-round pick of a receiver that was in Seattle since Canales showed up was first-round draft bust of the Lions, Mike Williams. The Seahawks acquired him in 2010, Canales’ first year there.

That season Williams had his best year, leading the Seahawks with 751 yards receiving.

In 2011, Seattle signed always-injured Sidney Rice after the Vikings gave up on him. Canales and Seattle squeezed two decent years out of Rice. In 2012, Rice had 748 yards receiving.

Golden Tate was a second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2010. He led Seattle in receiving with 898 in 2013.

So Seattle has done a helluva job developing and getting receivers to produce ever since Canales was there.

This ought to be welcome news for Russell Gage.

33 Responses to “Overlooked Trait Of Dave Canales”

  1. Todd Says:

    Bijan Robinson at 19! Let the Running Games begin!!!

  2. Dooley Says:

    Doug Baldwin was a UDFA, got drafted, showed some promise his rookie year and took off under Canales’ watch. Same for Tyler Lockett and to a lesser degree Jermaine Kearse.

  3. HC Grover Says:

    The Bowles Canales Combo will not be able to put a good product on the field. I expect a poor to fair product. Below .500 and the question is how low they can go.

  4. TDTB2022 Says:

    Joe great job getting us info for Canales. Great stuff!!!

  5. #99 the Big fella Says:

    Nice to see positive articles.. Here come the crybabies 1 2 3 Go!

  6. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Perhaps the infusion of new coaches will be a good thing. I certainly don’t think it could hurt. I’m going to reserve judgment until we have some games under our belt. Could we possibly be more ticked off than we were last season?

  7. Barbossa Says:

    Gage will be cut.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    If the Bucs don’t get more speed (or as Michael Clayton says, more wiggle), we will not be effective passing without a vet QB, like Jameis (just kidding)

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Barbossa Says:
    February 17th, 2023 at 6:47 am
    Gage will be cut.

    I seriously doubt it….he has a guaranteed $10 mil contract……

    Joe continues to disparage Gage for being injured…..when he played, he played very well……I expect him to contribute quite a bit next year.

    The good news for Canales is that he doesn’t need to spend a great deal of time developing WRs……look forward to the development of Thompkins.

  10. Jack Clark Says:

    Offenses cannot thrive under Todd bowels, ask Super Bowl winning OC Byron Leftwich!!!

  11. Usfbuc Says:

    Stop the crying about our potential offense. First we don’t know what kind of offense the new coordinator is going to run. Second the offense he is used to running while it is run heavy offense compared to our offense with Tom Brady it’s not a run only offense.

    Even in our Super Bowl year there wasn’t much of a difference between our offense and theirs. They rushed for 123 yards and passed for 265 yards per game with 55 TDs. The Bucs rushed for 94 yards and passed for 298 yards per game.

  12. Jack Sparrow Says:

    I’m setting the bar very low for the bucs next season. 4 wins exceeds expectations.

  13. Hodad Says:

    So we finally have our offensive coordinator. Now when is Bowles going to hire one for the defense? Doesn’t he believe in Arains succession plan where you grow your coaching tree? If Bowles thinks he’s the best defensive mind out there, and no one could call a game as well as him he should rewatch his zero blitz call against the Rams. If Bowles was smart, ?, he’d concentrate on being a better H.C., and give someone else a chance calling the defense.

  14. Sunken Ship Says:

    The hope or the nope will show in this season’s record. All the rest is puffery on either side.

  15. The Dave Says:

    I’d rather see a no-name get his first shot than a pedigree. Besides, this guy knows his role and won’t argue with Bowles. I do think it’s funny that Bowles had to come in and tinker with an offense that won 24 games, 3 playoff games, and a Super Bowl over the prior two years. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Arians will be consulting from the golf course this year, for sure.

  16. SB~LV Says:

    More questions than answers

  17. jimm Says:

    someone warn mike evans his streak is in danger.

  18. Tony1775 Says:

    Guy should have went college as OC, we getting unproven cheapness.

  19. David Says:


    If they draft a running back in the first round, the whole scouting team, head coach, GM… Should be fired. Very few running backs in the history of the NFL were worth a first round pick and now it’s a passing league. The only way a running game works is if you have a quarterback who can run as well.
    No thanks.

    O and D line!! One of those in the first 3 to 4 rounds every year in every single draft.

  20. BFFL Says:

    in 2018 and again in 2020 the seahawks could have promoted Canales to OC but they did not.

  21. Kgh4life Says:

    The Bucs do have speed on the team. They just didn’t know how to use it within the offense. Miller had shown flashes, Tompkins also, to a lesser extent. Drafting a speedster in the middle rounds should also be on the table.

  22. Buddha Says:

    Why is it so hard to grasp that the Buccaneer’s no offense was crippled by the loss of a Hall of Fame tight end (retired), a Pro Bowl left guard (retired), and a Pro Bowl Center (injured). In 2020, we had virtually no injuries to the offensive line. You look at KC and Philadelphia and you see two teams that started their entire first team offensive line in the Super Bowl In 2020, KC lost their two top offensive lineman prior to the Super Bowl and Mahomes was running for his life the entire game. Result: KC scored 9 points! The fantasy stars get all the press, but the offensive and defensive lines win super bowls. Losing our best pass rusher for .ost of the season didn’t help, nor did losing our top two offensive line reserves.

  23. Duane Says:

    The negative nancy’s are dominating comment threads, with no real factual basis on which to be so negative. Unknown does NOT equal bad, it just equals unknown. Great always starts out unknown, until it is known.

    This is going to be a most interesting season coming up, and stars may be borne and others may be busts. But to pre-ordain this as a bad team and a bad season simply is not justified at all. We won a Super Bowl and a slew of division championships before we had the GOAT, and with coaches who were decidedly defence in background as well as offense in background. There’s really no generalization at play here.

    “Life is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’ll find”.

  24. Duane Says:

    Buddha – you’re right on. Fans and way too many media people focus on the wrong things and really don’t understand the game of NFL football. If a team sucks in the trenches, it cannot be championship material. It might rise to mediocre – as the Bucs were in 2022, at least on the offensive side due to a decimated offensive line group. But it ain’t winnin no Super Bowls.

    The number one thing to fix this next season is NOT the quarterback, it is the O-line, and secondly to retain as many capable veteran players as we can. We son’t be going on any spending binges in free agency, so this will really come down to having a quality draft, and perhaps a couple of cheaper replacements of veterans.

  25. Doughboy Says:

    I have no idea why the Bucs didn’t take a shot at Kansas City’s OC Eric B.

  26. Stebobucsfan Says:

    Well I am gonna wait to see what happens this season before I make any judgment. Sometimes a OC look bad because of what the HC want to do on offense. With Bowles I am not sure because NY was a terrible team when Bowles was there and is still not a very good team I think, because of ownership

  27. Buccos Says:

    I believe they hired Canales so that Bowles wouldn’t feel threatened by the OC taking his job next year. Any more well known OC would be talked about as HC after every loss and Bowles couldn’t stand for that. This OC is clearly not ready to be HC so they placated Bowles.

  28. BucsfanFred Says:

    Canales sounds like a good bet to me. Wouldn’t it be awesome if he turns out to be a pleasant surprise.

  29. unbelievable Says:

    I guess Evans will have to say goodbye to his annual 1000 yards

  30. Brian Says:

    Hendon Hooker!

  31. Goatfarmer Says:

    No play calling experience and working for Bowels of Toad.

    I take my plate of suck medium rare.

  32. Cobraboy Says:

    That pic of Canales looks like Biff from Back To The Future.

  33. Beej Says:

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