Todd Monken Lands In Baltimore

February 14th, 2023

It turns out University of Georgia offensive coordinator and former Bucs playcaller Todd Monken really did want to return to the NFL and leave his sweet college gig.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Monken is their new offensive coordinator. He had interviewed with the Bucs last month for the same job after Byron Leftwich was fired.

Joe gets the allure for Monken in Baltimore. Great coach and great quarterback, assuming Lamar Jackson and the Ravens came come to terms on a contract. And Joe assumes Monken got a hearty raise. In Tampa, Monken faced a lot more uncertainty, perhaps too many ifs and buts.

Joe wishes Monken well — at the Ravens and where he’ll surely be found on an off day or two, Pimlico Race Course.

44 Responses to “Todd Monken Lands In Baltimore”

  1. YucsBall Says:

    Glazers using all the logic

  2. SKBucsFan Says:

    Not a big loss.

  3. Beeej Says:

    The only decent one we can get now is BA

  4. Cainishere Says:

    The Bucs should let Bowles pick the OC It’s his team needs to have his full control. Sure he isn’t an offensive guy but he probably has some folks that would make surprise good candidates.

  5. Buc4evr Says:

    So what, who cares.

  6. Steven007 Says:

    I thought Monken might like this gig better only because he has a good chance to be elevated after the head coach is fired. Harbaugh is not going anywhere in Baltimore. But obviously he opted for a much more predictably successful gig and possibly a head opportunity of his choice elsewhere in the near future if things go well for him.

  7. BucBoy Says:

    What about Dan Mullen? He’s a jerk but he also was: OC on 2 national championship teams at Florida; was HC of Dak Prescott at Mississippi State; and was HC of Kyle Trask for Trask’s two stellar seasons at Florida. Dan can put up points.

  8. Cainishere Says:

    Personally, I’d like to see an athletic QB young receivers a young line and some new defensive pieces. I don’t care about the records for now. I am more interested in the next generation of an attempt to earn our way back to the dance. Go Bucs

  9. BucBoy Says:

    “I’d like to see an athletic QB”

    This isn’t college. Runnings backs don’t fare well as quarterbacks in the NFL. Look at the winning Super Bowl quarterbacks since 2000. ALL are passers FIRST; few are runners.

  10. BucU Says:

    Haha we’ll be getting the leftovers that nobody else wanted. That sounds about right. What a disaster this organization is right now. Nobody wants to coach here. And I don’t blame then one bit.

  11. Redeemer Says:

    Not so sure about the analysis Joe. Lamar is not a certainty in Baltimore next season. Sure they can franchise him, but he needs to sign it and want to be there. This move could be just the opposite. Just speculating, but maybe the bridge has been burned and they plan on trading Lamar for a load of picks. Sign the franchise as a placeholder, trade and dip back into the draft for a QB. Whatever OC we get is moot anyway. Nobody of note wants this job. Discuss.

  12. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Hopefully he’ll be very successful in Baltimore. He’ll be In the perfect position to replace Bowels after he’s fired next season. I have zero confidence in bowels as a head coach. I’ll never get over him costing us a chance at back to back superbowls and hanging a 10 loss season on the GOAT. Inexcusable.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive Coordinator Search 2023

    * Thomas Brown, tight ends coach (Rams): To conduct second interview 2/15
    * Dave Canales, quarterbacks coach (Seahawks): To interview 2/14
    * Jim Bob Cooter, passing-game coordinator (Jaguars): Interviewed 1/26
    * Ronald Curry, passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach (Saints): Interviewed 1/31

    * Pep Hamilton, offensive coordinator (Texans): Declined interview request
    * Klint Kubiak, quarterbacks coach (Broncos): Interviewed 1/26
    * Keenan McCardell, wide receivers coach (Vikings): Interviewed 1/26
    * Todd Monken, offensive coordinator (Georgia): Interviewed 1/31 (Hired by Ravens)

    * Scottie Montgomery, running backs coach (Lions): Interviewed 2/13
    * Kellen Moore, former offensive coordinator (Cowboys): mentioned as candidate
    * Dan Pitcher, quarterbacks coach (Bengals): Interviewed 1/27; will remain with Bengals

    * Shea Tierney, quarterbacks coach (Giants): Interviewed 1/31

  14. D-Rok Says:


    Agree about Lamar’s uncertainty; however, he has publicly stated multiple times that he wishes to remain a Raven. If he’s telling the truth, the two parties should find some way to retain him. I don’t see Lamar going anywhere else this year, but who knows?

  15. Dooley Says:

    Had no expectation of the Glazers hiring a guy they fired about 4 years ago or Todd Bowles wanting to work with a member of a staff he helped replace in 2019. Monken to Tampa was mostly fan-fiction and to be honest, how the staff was handled has probably alienated some of the candidates with even the slightest interest in coming to Tampa. Also, be aware of the very real chance Harold Goodwin gets hired internally to be the next OC if none of the outside candidates see it as a job they’re up for.

  16. Mickman Says:

    Not idea why all of a sudden everyone thinks Monken is so good. There is a reason he was not in the nfl anymore…he stunk and was not creative at all.
    Whe n you a college coordinator you need to jump when you can. It is all about the player you have in college. When they jump you need to jump

  17. BrianBucs Says:

    Bucs just really have very little to offer an established guy right now.
    They will end up with an inexperienced position coach wanting his first shot at OC somewhere

  18. SB~LV Says:

    The Glazer’s are playing Russian Roulette and the pistol is empty

  19. Redeemer Says:

    Brother D, I get it. No doubt Lamar will stay if they pay him what he wants. Don’t think they will though. He wants Mahomes type money+. Imo he isn’t worth it. I could be way off. But I’m sticking that he signs the tag and some team gives him the 300 million he wants. The ravens want to treat this like the cousins situation. From what I’ve heard, Lamar wants a fully guaranteed deal, akin to the Watson deal.

  20. fred Says:

    Seems like the Bucs making everything look hard lately we cant even find a coach smh while all the good OCs are coming off the board

  21. Jawain813 Says:

    Tom Moore as O.C

  22. D-Rok Says:

    Bro Redeemer,

    The “old skool” football player in me, hearing about these lofty contracts, makes me just wanna shout, “SHUT UP AND PLAY!” 300mill, over a quarter of a billion dollars, what will they think of next, LOL?

    But I get it, it’s a market and the market dictates salaries. Sadly, I’ll bet I make in one year what some of these athletes make in 1 play or 1 quarter. Wow.

  23. Cainishere Says:

    I understand the apprehension about rebuilding from scratch I say build around white and Trask. Evans and David should retire as Buccaneers and get a lot younger. I want to see an explosive fast paced team.

  24. Bucamania Says:

    Looks like they’ll have to go with Matt Patricia

  25. HC Grover Says:

    Monk escapes the clutches of Todd Bowls losing game plans. Good fer him. Next check the local high school coaching rank.

  26. gbobucsfan Says:

    John van Dam will be our OC.

  27. MelvinJunior Says:

    “BucBoy,” dude NEVER said anything about wanting a “running” (first) QB… He only stated “athletic,” which I am sure was meant more towards an ‘aging’ Brady. He only wants someone, who CAN ‘move.’

  28. Darin Says:

    Monk is gona tear it up in Baltimore. Best wishes monk. No way he was coming here trying to win with a HC handcuffing him.

  29. The Graham Tram Says:

    We can get him next year as HC

  30. Pewter Power Says:

    It’s official no one wants to coach here

  31. Stebobucsfan Says:

    Joe, any Buc fan can you please tell me what the hell is going on in Tampa. All teams have hired OCs and HCs and the are still trying to find and hire 1 damn coordinator

  32. Pewter Power Says:

    I truly believe Bowles is a lame duck coach and will be fired next season if we have a high draft pick. Question how the hell have you been in the nfl this long and not have a coach or friend that’s an OC that would be willing to execute your vision of offense? I mean can’t even find a coach in the college ranks that wants to come here?

    Bucs plans must include a veteran purge on offense so play less Lenny and Donovan smith should probably worry

  33. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Agree with Jawain813. Make Tom Moore the OC. The Colts seemed to do okay while he was there.

  34. Ben Harvey Says:

    Man, not that Monken is a huge loss, just overall how will Tampa replace its OC is becoming a mystery filled with some interesting coaches but not one in particular leading the way. Maybe Bowles has literally no clue lol.

  35. The Anomaly Says:

    No one wants this one year job

  36. The Anomaly Says:

    @ pewter power – profound statement…Bowels should have someone in all his years that would come help him out.

    No one wants to work with him.

  37. Capt.Tim Says:

    Swing and a miss!

    Said it before. Hard to get OC, with no QB.
    If its Gabbert, sign him up and say so. There are OCs that would work eith Gabbert.
    Indecision is fatal.
    Lots of young offensive minds out there.

    We are gonna be a .500 club this year. Lots of Qbs and Ocs can get us there.
    When does Mike Evans want(deserve) a trade?
    May depend on QB.

  38. Usfbuc Says:

    @Pewter Power this the best point I have seen made here or anywhere regarding our search for an OC. Guy has been a coach in the NFL for a long time now and has nobody he can tap to fill the role.

  39. mark2001 Says:

    Please…stop the Moore talk. And Arians for that matter. Moore knows more about the game than we ever knew as fans on the board, combined. But he is old as dirt. And Bruce just can’t do it anymore. I think his health wouldn’t stand up to it. Keep looking, and hope for a long shot.

  40. David Says:

    Wow. Baltimore needs to add a receiver and they’re about to be pretty scary.

  41. Sinking Ship Says:

    No one wants to come to this dumpster fire.

    At least we get to wear the creamsicles while we suck like a black hole.

  42. BucsFan81 Says:

    Damn it were going to have to get Leftwhich back cause no one by will take the job. Should have just fired everyone anyways and did a total rebuild

  43. steele Says:

    LUVMYBucs, thank you for that list. Now just look at it, guys. That is the caliber.
    Not even someone of Monken’s level so far. Prediction: ugly. Until and unless Bowles is gone, and the culture is cleaned of all remnants.

  44. Goatfarmer Says:

    Bloweszo the Toad won’t be able to get an eggplant to be his OC.