Bucs Hire A Wide Receivers Coach

February 17th, 2024

Yes, Joe knows this morning the Bucs hired an assistant offensive line coach. Joe’s more worried, much more worried, about the chief offensive line coach, Kevin Carberry.

However, that wasn’t the biggest news the Bucs made today.

Per uber-NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Bucs hired a wide receivers coach. And that is Georgia wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon.

Yes, McClendon worked for Kirby Smart and, for one year, Todd Monken in Athens. He has no NFL experience.

(McClendon’s Wikipedia bio claims he was with the Bears in 2006 but per Pro-Football-Reference, there is no record of McClendon playing in the NFL and no record of any “McClendon” with the Bears in 2006. Apparently, he never made it out of training camp.)

If you want to have fun, might Georgia receiver Ladd McConkey be a second-day draft pick? He averaged 13 and 16 yards per catch, respectively, his junior and senior seasons playing for one of the best football programs in the nation and facing SEC speed weekly.

20 Responses to “Bucs Hire A Wide Receivers Coach”

  1. RagingBrisket Says:

    It’s Carberry, not “Cranberry”

  2. JimBobBuc Says:

    No silver lining in this coach, Joe. He’s never been in NFL and there’s no chance
    McConkey falls to us. It’s rapidly becoming apparent that Coen can’t pull in any decent coaches.

  3. sasquatch Says:

    Hey JimBob, you sound like an idiot. This coach is apparently highly regarded and his lack of NFL coaching experience won’t be an issue. Some of the best teachers come out of the college game. And how do you come to these uninformed snap judgments without any curiosity? Are you just that lazy?

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    I suppose Mike Evans can teach this guy a thing or two……

  5. Pewter Power Says:

    Damn really!!! I don’t remember anyone bashing the hire of Lori Locust. I’m pretty sure she didn’t have any D line experience. Every wr coach will have a good resume if Mike is on the roster and if he’s on this roster this year we’ll see

  6. sasquatch Says:

    Remember PJ FLeck? WR coach under iron man Schiano… no NFL experience, but came in and lit the place up, coaches and players loved him. Quickly ascended to a college head coach.

    How much experience did Brad Idzik have? Never led a WR room until last year. There was no problem with that situation.

    Bryan McClendon has a lot of experience working on potent college offenses and was the passing game coordinator in addition to WR coach. What kind of a-holes immediately jump to negative conclusions about someone immediately? I mean, the SEC is almost the NFL anyway.

    Some people just LOVE to complain.

  7. Joe Says:

    How much experience did Brad Idzik have? Never led a WR room until last year.

    That’s true, however Canales had tons of quality experience as a WRs coach in Seattle..

  8. Mort Says:

    All NFL coaches had no NFL experience at some point. Chill out.

  9. kgh4life Says:

    @ JimBobBuc

    How do you know what a good coaching staff looks like? enlighten me. No one knows how this coaching staff will fair until the season starts.

  10. Since76 Says:

    Hard to get coaches who know it’s a possible one and done. Say Mayfield is resigned and regresses just marginally. 2 or 3 more losses. The team would be in cap hell and the coaching staff would be packing. Not a very promising situation.

  11. TampabayDJ Says:

    Well said Mort 💯

  12. sasquatch Says:

    Since76 Says:
    February 17th, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    Hard to get coaches who know it’s a possible one and done.

    I don’t think that’s a fair explanation for the choice of McClendon. You think college coaches wanna uproot their lives for a 1 year gig any more than NFL coaches? Perhaps this was the guy the Coen liked best. You don’t know, you’re just making assumptions based on some snap judgment that he couldn’t find an NFL experienced coach to do the job. You don’t know that.

    Ya know, not all coaches are as negative as the fans. They may look at our situation and see a lot of upside to this team and organization. I mean, we DID win a playoff game (convincingly) with a ton of rookies playing and 80 million dollar cap crunch. And we played the Lions pretty tight. Bowles may not be everyone’s favorite coach, but he’s also not horrible the way some people around here like to think. We were a competitive team with numerous handicaps.

    I’m going with the idea that this is a highly qualified coach that Coen really liked and there’s reason to be optimistic that he’s putting together a staff of smart football people.

  13. Woodenman Says:

    Yea the sky is falling 76′

  14. Dave Pear Says:

    Maybe this dude can moonlight as a teacher for defenders to catch the ball. Bowels obviously doesn’t consider training his DBs to catch. Maybe this guy will do some extra work while Todd is busy with his next slow start game plan.

  15. RagingBrisket Says:

    Hey look Cranberry, they got his name right

  16. Fansince76 Says:

    McConkey maybe, or how about they take Bowers would also be good.

  17. go dawgs Says:

    season is over already.. Im cancelling youtubetv.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe can add this to his list of jobs taken by NFL wannabe’s who don’t make the team each year…….UPS driver, mattress mover, insurance claims adjuster & wide receiver coach .

  19. Jeffs grandpa Says:

    So since jimbo doesn’t know a coaches name they ain’t a good coach haha got it

  20. IE Buc Says:

    Imagine being a position coach for a a top 4 team in college football, one of the best programs in the country, and some fans think you are not a decent coach.