Rex Ryan And The Bucs

November 27th, 2023

Rex Ryan laughing it up a Bucs practice in 2017.

Bucs fans everywhere are talking about a looming head coaching change.

It’s understandable. The Bucs are 4-7 and sinking fast. Todd Bowles also sounds like a coach who has exhausted potential solutions. “Arrow pointing down,” as Team Glazer might say.

So Joe would be remiss to not explore potential new head coaches on these pages.

Hopefully, Bowles rights the pirate ship ASAP, shocks the NFL world and wins the final six games of 2023. What a story that would be! But that appears about as likely as Joe getting invited to the Bucs cheerleaders Christmas party or Ira Kaufman saying “no thank you” to a Hooters curly fry. However, Rachaad White rumbled for 100 yards rushing yesterday, so Joe holds out hope.

What about Rex Ryan as the next Bucs head coach?

Joe is not endorsing the guy, but he’s an interesting candidate on many levels.

First, the former Jets and Bills head coach brings sizzle. He’s a popular and polarizing dude who would command attention of national media, even at 60 years old. Team Glazer has a history of liking big names. They chased Jon Gruden, Bill Parcells multiple times, Chip Kelly (a big-name college coach at the time) and Bucco Bruce Arians. Even Lovie Smith was a big name when the Bucs turned to him, and there were multiple reports of Team Glazer courting Bill Cowher years ago.

Somehow, with Mark Sanchez, Tyrod Taylor and very young Geno Smith as his starting quarterbacks over eight seasons as a head coach, Ryan found his way to a 61-66 regular season record. That’s historic coaching right there. Historic!!

Also, Ryan has a 4-2 postseason record, covering the 2009 and 2010 seasons with his Jets reaching the AFC Championship game twice. Keep in mind the Jets aren’t known for great ownership and franchise stability.

Yes, Ryan is defense-first head coach, but Ryan proved in Buffalo that he could preside over a solid offense. Buffalo scored the 13th-most points in the NFL back in 2015 and 14th in 2016 — with Taylor at quarterback.

Ryan interviewed with Sean Payton for the Broncos’ defensive coordinator gig last offseason but stayed in the ESPN studios. Joe read reports that Ryan was irked that he didn’t get the job.

Would Team Glazer interview Ryan? Maybe. Not probably or likely, but maybe.

107 Responses to “Rex Ryan And The Bucs”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    No. No. No.

    No more defensive head coaches.

    F@ck that.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    He can be our new DC though.

  3. DS Says:

    Tired of the defensive guys can we get an innovative offensive guy

  4. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I’d rather rehire Greg Schiano than Rex Ryan

  5. miken Says:

    Different league then.

  6. ChattBucsFan Says:

    No way. Probably many good reasons why Payton said no.

  7. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Oh yes, one more can of recycled junk. Bring on Jim Harbaugh, Rex Ryan, Frank Reich, what about Belicheat? How about Ben Johnson or Eviro instead. Even better somebody who learned offense from Sean McVay

  8. Bucsfan951 Says:

    I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

  9. Tdub850 Says:

    What a terrible suggestion for a head coach in 2024. How about we hire an offensive coach and try to play modern day football…

  10. Jonny Says:

    Rex Ryan, for all his issues, always had a damn good defense that played with some meanness. We tried the offensive guru route with Dirk Koetter. That route is not a guarantee for success. I would love a more animated defensive coach that is willing to admit we stink when we do. Watching his teams it rarely felt like the roster was underachieving because of his coaching. With Bowles that is quite routine. Rex is also on the record saying Vita Vea is a better player than Haloti Ngata and Kris Jenkins.

  11. Jimothy Says:

    Hiring Rex Ryan would be fun from a news cycle stand point that is for sure. However, as you pointed out, he has worked miracles with mediocre QB’s and I am sure Mayfield would love to play for someone like Ryan but Ryan needs a top 10 QB, hell we need a top 10 QB, but we don’t have that.

    Can Ryan develop a young QB? If so, lets do it. At the very least we will get to laugh at his press conferences.

  12. Hodad Says:

    I’d rather we dug up Buddy Ryan.

  13. rashad brown Says:

    Rex would win with this current team.

  14. CalBucsFan Says:

    Why not Gruden?

  15. TomBucsFan Says:

    The only Defensive head coach I’d be contempt with is Bill Belicheck

  16. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    ANYONE BUT BOWLES. Not one person will be hired that will be all things to all people. Well maybe Bowles if he stays.

  17. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Rather have Bobby Slovik OC from Houston and hire a young DC to go with him.

  18. Tbbucs3 Says:

    CalBucsFan Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 12:54 pm
    Why not Gruden?

    This is the answer, unfortunately the Bucs have become a soft organization top to bottom and care more about good PR than winning.

  19. Mike S Says:

    Tbbucs3 yep

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    Bruce Arians learned after 5 seasons in Arizona that being dual-hatted as a HC & OC didn’t work all that well. So in his 3 seasons here he stuck to being a HC, plus oh ya, OC-Critiquer-in-Charge (aka, Holder-of-the-Red-Pen). Todd Bowles apparently felt that he could be both a HC & a DC. He was wrong, and that first coaching decision proved to be his undoing IMO. Not only have his offenses stunk it up, but his defenses have fallen off a cliff also. Can’t serve two masters.

    Hiring a HC with an offensive background is fine, just as long as he doesn’t try to wear 2 hats, and certainly not an additional GM hat. BOTH sides of our team need tons of work, and that’ll require a HC who can devote pretty much equal attention to his offense AND his defense.

    And for heaven’s sake forget these big-name, old-school coaches who left their previous employ with a losing record. Frank Reich’s firing at Carolina serves as a great example; his last year at Indy was disastrous, but even that wasn’t as bad as his 1-10 start with the Panthers. Same goes for Rex Ryan; 33-46 in his last 5 years as a HC with the Jets then Bills. Yup, feel the same way about Bill Belicheck; 10-18 in his last 2 years so far with the Pats shouldn’t impress anyone. Go with someone younger who can better relate to our young team: Belicheck is 71, Ryan will be 61 next month, and Reich will be 62 next month also.

  21. Greg Says:

    I am leaning towards Ben Johnson or Jim Harbaugh. I think either would be a significant upgrade. I could be talked into Todd Monken pretty easily as well. I want our version of Mike McDaniel not another retread.

  22. Jack Clark Says:

    Eric Bieniemy for our next head coach!

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


  24. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    don’t forget….Have to pursue the obligatory “wasting peoples time” rule in search of your ideal Head Coach.

    Maybe Bucs can find a H.C. in their newly formed coaching school. AHAHAHA!!!!

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jim Harbaugh

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tom Brady! 😉

  27. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    No. My first choice would be Dan Campbell. Love his style and attitude. Of course that would be a no-go so lets nab Ben Johnson, the Lions OC. I know not the BIG name the Glazers may covet but Johnson’s done a great job in Detroit. And I love how they play.

    I sure hope they have a plan because there are already 2 coaches fired and I would think you are looking at 4 to 5 more at least! Maybe a surprise or two. And what will happen with JL? If they truly clean house do they hire a GM first and then go get a coach? Some BIG, BIG decisions. I sure hope they have a plan.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tbbucs3 Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    CalBucsFan Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 12:54 pm
    Why not Gruden?

    “This is the answer, unfortunately the Bucs have become a soft organization top to bottom and care more about good PR than winning.”

    Okay…now I no longer care about anything you say. Gruden is not a winning coach. Davis was looking for a way out of his contract by the time things went sideways.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Whoever it is…they need someone for the long haul. Someone who can develop QBs and has the job security for at least 4 years…assuming we draft a QB or develop Trask.

    Because if there isn’t job security, then whoever it is will go with a half-baked veteran rather than risk his job…like Bowles did.

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jonny Says
    “Rex Ryan, for all his issues, always had a damn good defense that played with some meanness. We tried the offensive guru route with Dirk Koetter.”

    Dirk Koetter was not a guru. They hired him because they were afraid of losing him, not because he earned the HC job.

  31. realistic-optimistic Says:

    I want an offense-minded HC that hasn’t been retread multiple times. There are plenty of failed-HC DCs out there to man that side of the ball. That’s what McVay did with Wade Phillips. Dan Quinn was a bad HC but he’s doing nice things for the Dallas defense.

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Honestly, I’m 50-50 on Bill Belicheck.

    As in I think there is a 50-50 chance he could do well. He would certainly be a headliner…but I doubt he would develop a QB at his age.

  33. HC Grover Says:


  34. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed 100% DR.

    The only one of those names I’d be cool with is Jim Harbaugh. That guy knows how to coach up a team and get his players to give their all.

    @Tbbucs3 – the Bucs have always been a soft organization, not sure what you’re talking about.

  35. zzbuc Says:

    The last person you need at One Buc Plaza is this joker.
    NOBODY likes this guy, and there is a reason…..

  36. unbelievable Says:

    Definitely need more youth though, not a retread.

    Let’s find someone who is actually innovative, instead of clinging to an old, outdated system. Also, here’s an interesting little tidbit. The 2013 Washington Redskins went 3-13, Mike Shanahan’s final season as their head coach. But look who else was on that staff:

    Offensive coordinator – Kyle Shanahan
    Quarterbacks – Matt LaFleur
    Wide receivers – Mike McDaniel
    Tight ends – Sean McVay

    ^ Those are the types of coaches that the Bucs should be looking for

  37. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:


  38. It's Corn Says:

    Awesome yeah let’s get another coach with a long record of losing more games than he’s won. That worked GREAT this last time.

  39. SB~LV Says:

    Elon Musk as owner

  40. Zoocomics Says:

    A guy that’s going to get a 2nd look at head coach in this league will be Jim Schwartz. Yep, he’s a defensive guy, but he’s pretty productive and has done well as a coordinator at almost every stop.

  41. Duane in Sanford Says:

    This team doesnt need a beautiful mind. It needs a ball coach with a strong hand. Harbaugh is the sexy choice that checks all the boxes, but between the baggage he brings, and his desire for control, the potential for shenanigans is great, and I dont think the franchise needs it. I want a team manager that recognizes what little talent this team does have, how to maximize its use, and how to push all of the buttons to keep it running smoothly. As long as this team keeps playing hard, I think may be one of the better job opportunities becoming available. They are going to have draft picks and cap space in an uncompetitive division where no team has a franchise quarterback.

  42. Pewter Pride Says:

    No thanks

  43. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    No more defensive head coaches they don’t win in todays nfl

  44. Onetrickpony Says:

    How about, AJAX BABALOOCHEE ?

  45. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’d like a skinny, dorky offensive minded white guy between 30-40 years old please.

  46. Bobby Says:

    Rex no no no, please don’t do that to us Glazers. Look you want to bring a name out of way left field from the past. His coaching record is not good. But he is a good coach and I always enjoy hearing is insight through various outlets across the nation over the years. Herm Edwards!! You put Rex Ryan out there Joe. I say then consider Herm Edwards as a coaching candidate. You want to keep Canales fine put him with Herm Edwards

  47. Fansince76 Says:

    Thumbs down on Ryan though it would be entertaining.
    Buc’s need to get Harbaugh from Michigan along with a few
    of their players in the draft.

  48. scott Hemmingsen Says:

    Todd monken that’s who the bucs will hire to head this team to the next chapter of greatness with a young new qb

  49. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Tbbucs3 – the Bucs have always been a soft organization, not sure what you’re talking about.”

    Didn’t say they’ve always been, but it mainly started with removing Gruden from the ring of honor for slightly offensive emails as a PR stunt.

    Also, Ive had season tickets for over 10 years and the Bucs gameday atmosphere used to be a lot better than what it’s become….they focus way to much on “fan fare” now instead of the actual game…..

    constantly going to Casey Philips for uninteresting dull commentary and now trying to force that lame country roads song in the 4th quarter when players are needing to focus up the most.

    The home games feel like a children’s pirate show now…..bring Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train back!!

  50. Bobby Says:

    I get it people are down on defensive coaches because there traditionally conservative in the offensive scheme. Overall I agree with Brady I think the is putting out mediocre football when you compare the players and quality pf the entertainment13 plus years ago to now. Definitely QBs with exception of a few. And those few can’t stay healthy anymore. Especially offensive players, overall this season’s NFL product is falling short compared to before. Go Bucs

  51. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Jim Harbaugh may be a bit tainted now…how about Lions OC Ben Johnson? Panthers will make another run at him as well.

    I feel for Bowles at this point. I never saw him being successful long term. The Bucs won the division by default last season and in big part because of Brady’s will to win ( even if it wasn’t his best season…understandably so ).

  52. Matt Says:

    Guys this post is satire. Nobody is going to hire Rex Ryan if they are serious about winning football games

  53. DJ Says:

    For the love of all things holy; NO! Not another damn retread or defensive coach

  54. lambchop Says:

    For the morons clamoring for Gruden, what has he done post winning a Super Bowl? The guy has been disastrous at personnel decisions. Unless you want to draft Joe Tryon-Shoyinka types with a top ten pick, I’d suggest letting that boat sail.

    Give him a ready-made team and he might win something, but ask him to build one in an off-season and watch him break it up like a snot-nosed brat breaking a finished lego set.

  55. CChead Says:

    Here’s a name. Kevin Patullo, passing game coordinator /assistant head coach for the Eagles. Played QB at USF, and graduate assistant at USF. Daughter is a phenom golfer and I’m sure he would love to move to Fl so she can be on a golf course year round.

  56. Mike Johnson Says:

    I think Rex Ryan has had his run, He’s done. But I do think the Glazers are formulating their list. Bowles is done unless he goes on a 5 or 6 game winning streak. That ain’t happenin. I’ll throw a rocker out here to all of you……Bring back John Gruden.

  57. sasquatch Says:

    Ridiculous idea. The guy hasn’t coached in how many years? When was the last time he was any good? I mean, if you’re gonna start throwing out random names, why not throw out something a little more realistic and at least remotely exciting? This would be the least inspired coaching hire by the Bucs since Richard Williamson. Where do you come up with this shyte?

    As a side note, let’s try to not hire a recycled coach this time. Find someone on their way up, not on the way down. Jeezus Effing Kreiste… 🙄

  58. Bobby Says:

    Mike Johnson, Interesting name you threw in coaching candidate what ifs. I too mentioned Jon Gruden’s name on comment here on Joe Bucs Fan about month ago. Gruden is an offensive coach and if Glazers aren’t trading for Belichick and they want a name then Gruden could be interesting if him and Glazers worked out there differences. Let the past emails regarding the Glazers stay in the past. It’s human nature, everybody talks and says nasty and dumb things about eachother. Good luck changing human nature. Bet Gruden would come back with a vengeance and put out a winning season as an NFL HC again. Also like Todd Monken too.

  59. Bobby Says:

    Hey what about Frank Reich, I don’t think he got a fair shot in Carolina.

  60. CrackerBall Says:

    If Dave Canales could be retained as OC – why no Rex Ryan. At least there would be continuity on the offensive side of the ball, and the scheme would be retained for another year (*at least).

    Ryan is a funny guy, a good DEF coach and might bring a little bit of fire to Tampa Bay (*along with an odd foot fetish – but that’s for another day)

  61. SlyPirate Says:

    No more retreads. Look at the teams who are winning:
    Innovative Offensive Minded Coaches

    Philly, SFO, KC, Miami, Detroit, LAR, Baltimore

  62. TonySoprano Says:

    It they’re going to consider a defensive minded retread, then go with Jim Schwartz out of Cleveland. His defenses are always nasty.

  63. T. McGee Says:

    This post sold zero season tickets.

  64. Bobby Says:

    Dude, innovative offensive scheming guys sound good paper. The Bucs along with rest of NFL is having a problem coaching the fundamentals to NFL players these days. I’ll take an experienced HC who knows how really coach players and manages a coaching staff, delegates, no in game situation what to do what not to do. Todd Bowles, has the hardest time managing timeouts, at the end of most 2nd quarter he has Baker and the offense kneel with time left on the clock. Leaves opportunities out there

  65. Boss Says:

    yes please. need someone like him to put his shoe up this teams ass

  66. Bobby Says:

    Bruce Arians, Bucs have not been the same since he left. He is probably living the good life but Glazers, call him. Check in, want to come back?

  67. stpetebucfan Says:


    “Go with someone younger who can better relate to our young team:”

    I certainly take your point. BA was an old fart who seemed to do OK with younger players but I concede he had more vets than kids unlike today’s roster and certainly next year’s roster.

    Harbaugh pushes that envelope at 59 but when you see his young players interviewed and his assistants they seem like they would eat nails for him. I realize that winning has a lot to do with that but that’s just it. He’s won 70% of his games both as a college and an NFL coach. He was a good QB himself to make a pro bowl and last 14 years with 4 different NFL teams. IE he has an incredible amount of experience from all angles..under center…coaching college and then turning Kaepernik who most here will slam into a successful QB.

    Someone mentioned Moncken and I’d be fine with that but why is he available?

    I think Ryan has just been out of coaching for too long. He’s had too much fun on TV and doubt he has enough fire left…perhaps I’m wrong…

    The one commonality I’m reading on JBF…is NO more DC’s for the next head coach and I agree.

    Bonzai…You do realize that Belichik is literally a 71 year old loser who has shown how much he sucks with both Cleveland and N.E. The ONLY time BB has won is with Brady. Seriously simply google for yourself and compare records with and without Brady. He sucks as HC. He was a great DC during that run and prior to the HC but he’s a LOSER HC!

  68. Popcorn Mike Says:

    Doesn’t matter weather a new HC is defensive or offensive. The Bucs need stability and good leadership at this time. Many are saying they want an offensive minded HC. Some of the most winning HC in the NFL were defensive minded. See Parcells, Belichick Cowher and Tomlin. The HCs that’s been fire or about to get fired are Offensive. The point is good HCs usually hire good coordinators on the opposite side of the ball

  69. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hey BucBonzai, my last comment wasn’t meant for you to seriously comtemplate, I know better.

    I suggested Gruden sarcastically for all of the way too many “know-it-all dummies” posting on this site to consider.

    I’m busy running a company and only have the time to read the Joes’ opinions and the comments of about a half dozen of the knowledgeable football regulars, such as you, Defense Rules, Rod Munch, Dewey Selman and a few others.

    The rest sound like finger nails on a chalk board and I quickly scroll past them.

    HC & OC must go, that’s a given, but I’m still researching before suggesting any legit candidates. There are always up and comers on other staffs to consider, Bucs don’t need to go the over-the-hill coach route.

  70. SoCalBucsFan1 Says:

    I want a universe where Rex Ryan is the DC and Jon Gruden is the HC

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    What about Rex Ryan as the next Bucs head coach?



    Last thing the Bucs need is another old DC who thinks in 2023 you win by running the ball and playing ‘good’ defense, like it’s 1970.

    I’d literally rather stick with Bowles another season over getting stuck with Ryan for 3 more years of going 5-12.

  72. Jerseybuc Says:


  73. kaput Says:

    *click bait article*

    Well played, though! lol

  74. Bosch Says:

    Bucs will need a DC with Bowel Movement flushed. Perhaps consideration for that spot? I think his brother, Bad Santa (as Joe called him) was a pretty descent DC at Dallas, as I resall.

  75. Defense Rules Says:

    StPete … ‘BA was an old fart who seemed to do OK with younger players but I concede he had more vets than kids unlike today’s roster and certainly next year’s roster.’

    I agree that BA was kind of an exception, but with a couple of caveats. First, when it came to player development, that task fell to his coordinators (as it should IMO). Who did BA the QB Whisperer ‘develop’ here? Jameis Winston? Ryan Griffin? Blaine Gabbert? Kyle Trask? Oh ya, Tom Brady? Second, BA didn’t ‘win’ until he hired Brady, Gronk, Brown, Fournette. Plus he had some great veteran ‘field leaders’ to keep everyone focused in the games (guys like Brady, LVD, Suh, JPP). That makes all the difference in the world IMO (and a key element that we’re lacking right now).

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Jim Harbaugh become our HC, but I’ve got a hunch other teams have already tried hiring him away from his alma mater Michigan (obviously to no avail). He actually only coached in the NFL for 4 years, as 49ers HC. Despite being a very winning coach, the relationship turned sour & they canned him. But I’d say that Harbaugh had the last laugh when he was quickly hired at Michigan. As he said at the time…

    “I really didn’t look at any other situation. I didn’t do a pros and cons list or anything. It was just a decision I made from the heart and that was it. I was going to go to Michigan.”

  76. Show Me the TDs Says:

    No effing way!!

  77. sasquatch Says:

    T. McGee Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    This post sold zero season tickets.

    Hiring him would also sell zero tickets and probably be a big yawn to most fans. Least imaginative potential hire I’ve heard. We’ve seen what Ryan can be as an NFL HC. Was it anything special? No. Was he entertaining to interview? Yeah, that’s about it. And now he hasn’t coached in awhile. Do you think there’s a reason? Where have the offers been if he’s such a great idea. Sometimes I just shake my head with the crap Joe comes up with. Hey, what about Bill Cowher? Same difference.

  78. geno711 Says:

    BA did quite well at a lot of stops. Not just with Tom Brady.

    If the Lions OC, Ben Johnson is not available, I would at least want to go to the other OC, Brian Johnson, from the Eagles. A guy that wherever he has been has been good.

    Also, consider Eric Bieniemy, the commanders OC. To me he has proved it is not just KC that he excelled. Washington is much better on offense this year and KC is actually worse.

    So, my top three are all OCs this year and in the NFL.

    1. Ben Johnson
    2. Brian Johnson
    3. Eric Bieniemy

    I like NFL background over college.

  79. Max Vasher Says:

    If we’re talking about a coaching revamp, and we are, and we should; then let’s focus on the team of coaches (HC, OC, DC) rather than whether the HC is defensive or offensively minded. Doesn’t matter. Is he best at being an HC is what matters. Some (many?) OCs and DCs are specialists in their field which is not necessarily indicative of being a great HC. The HC will have his specialty and will be able to help in that regard (ie Arians/Leftwich) but ultimately his specialty is HC. Rex strikes me as a solid HC, whether he’s the right guy or not I don’t know but I think that considering the Rex’s of the world is the right way to approach the revamp.

  80. Architek Says:

    Not no but HELL NO!!!

  81. SBucs Says:

    No retreads!

  82. Knucknbuc Says:

    Ew nooooo. Just keep Bowles in that case please god no retreads 🙏🏾

  83. Destinjohnny Says:

    We need to worry about who is making personnel decisions

  84. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    It’s an offensive league now and you need an offensive coach to succeed for the most part.

    Defensive coaches like Mike Tomlin who encourage offense to push the envelope with Big Ben and a No Risk It Philosophy are a rarity.

  85. PNW Buc Says:

    Look at Ben Johnson, he’s the Lions offensive coordinator.

  86. Lowest Common Denominator Says:

    Whichever of the Joes had the audacity to suggest something so astoundingly stupid, and I have a pretty good idea as to whom it was, should retire in shame immediately.

  87. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bonzai, Gruden has never had a real quarterback to work with…. literally the best QB he’s ever had is Derreck Carr…who’s been disappointing ever since Gruden left.

    The Bucs were never gonna win a SB with Dungey, Gruden came in and ran his innovative offense.

    But it’s a pipedream for Gruden to land anywhere at this point, he’s blackballed by the NFL.

    Realistically, Todd Monken should be the Bucs #1 choice. Monken is not an ego maniac like Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh has been away from the NFL for 9 years while NFL offenses have drastically changed since he was last coaching the 49ers.

    Monken is the sharper offensive mind right now with a lot less baggage.

  88. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Keep the OC. And go get Mike Tomlin. Pay the piper. I’d wager those cornerbacks would man up and cover somebody if Tomlin was ball coach. Some people need a swift kick to motivate.

  89. Usfbuc Says:

    No to Ryan. No to Gruden.

  90. Usfbuc Says:

    Make it mandatory that whoever is the HC is not also the OC.

  91. Usfbuc Says:

    Or the DC. I do think we should lean towards a offensive minded HC but I wouldn’t rule out a defensive minded HC. Plenty of defensive minded HC have won Super Bowls in the past 20 years.

  92. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Offensive Coach, Defensive Coach, do not really care.


    All the Losing since 1976

    Thankfully 2 Lombardi’s along the way, which is more than most teams in the Super Bowl era.

    But pretty losses with great offense, or great defense with low scoring losses both equal the same thing, LOSING

    Hopefully they find the right Coach, that wins. PERIOD

    I personally like Dan Campbell, and have since he took the Detroit job.

    But just do not see the Glazers pulling off a “Mid Night Heist” like they did when Al Davis agreed late night to send Gruden to the Bucs for 2 1st round picks and other picks too.

    JUST WIN BABY!!!, Offensive or Defensive coach, do not care, just win, losing sucks.

    GO BUCS!!!

  93. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    CalBucsFan Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Why not Gruden?

    Because butthurt snowflake owners

  94. TheLaughingMan Says:

    I’d rather see them bring Sam Wyche back than Rex..

  95. sasquatch Says:

    CalBucsFan Says:
    November 27th, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Why not Gruden?

    1. One of the most overrated coaches of the last 30 years.
    2. He destroyed the talent in the Bucs organization the last time he was coach.
    3. Didn’t do jack with the Raiders.
    4. He hasn’t forgiven the Glazers (because he’s a d!ck)

    But yeah, tell me all the ways that this is even a remotely reasonable idea.

  96. BucsFan81 Says:

    Pass on this guy. He is just another Bowles good DC bad HC. Not a popular opinion because a lot of people don’t like him but Gruden would be good to have back. Reason being is the guy is pretty motivated and pissed they way they did him in the NFL. He would be gunning for everyone. A lot of motivation there. The owners would never do it as they are to political and follow trends. Gruden name should have never been removed from the stadium.

  97. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Jim Harbaugh would be my number one choice. However, he would be everybody number one choice. Also, if the NCAA doesn’t add to his suspension I think he stays at Michigan. My second choice would a coordinator from one of the more successful teams who has a history of holding players accountable.

  98. Mike Alstott Jr. Says:

    Ryan or Big Belly Bill Bellichick and I’m switching teams after 33 years of fandom. Would be a terrible and desperate move! Joe should delete this very notion!

  99. Karl Says:

    Morning Joe. yeah Rex Ryan would be an interesting name and he also has great DNA. His dad was Buddy Ryan. Does anyone remember the 85 Chicago Bears!!! Arguably the best defense in the history of the NFL. Certainly in the top 2 or 3. I only mention that because their DC was Rex’s dad, Buddy. Buddy was a tremendous DC but as a HC… not so much.Ask anyone from Philly!! As the talk turns to the next Bucs head coach,maybe that person is already on the payroll.!?! Bruce Arians is still listed as a “special assistant to the general manager”. Maybe the answer is right in front of us. If Jason Licht can convince BA to ” unretire”. Maybe BA can convince Bowels to step back to DC. Think about it. If Bowled gets fired, he’s got to know it’s unlikely he’ll ever get another shot at HC. Maybe if Bowled only has the defense to fix this season still has hope. I know it’s unlikely but after getting blown out by KC and the Saints, did anyone really expect 2020 to turn out like it did??? # Bring Back BA

  100. Joe Says:

    1. One of the most overrated coaches of the last 30 years.
    2. He destroyed the talent in the Bucs organization the last time he was coach.
    3. Didn’t do jack with the Raiders.
    4. He hasn’t forgiven the Glazers (because he’s a d!ck)

    But, but, but… he gets fired up on the sidelines!


  101. Bucsfantim Says:

    How is this even a question?? The guy hasn’t coached in nearly 10 years.
    Rex Ryan would be an even bigger disaster than Bowles

  102. PSK Bucs Fan Says:

    Bring back Raheem!

  103. Larrd Says:

    It would be just too uncomfortable in the locker room, everybody having to keep their feet covered all the time.

  104. TF Says:

    Matt Campbell

  105. Daniel Z Says:

    If the Glazers hire Rex Ryan, every Bucs fan can have a one-time “get out of hell free” card and can pick another team to support.

  106. UKBuccaneer Says:

    CalBucsFan Says:

    Why not Gruden?


    Because he’s a career .500 coach who’s proved time and again that he can’t build a team.

  107. BucsBeast Says:

    Go get Jim Harbaugh.