Report: Bucs Have A New Offensive Line Coach

February 7th, 2024

New Bucs OL coach Kevin Carberry.

Well that didn’t take long, unless you believe it wasn’t already in the works.

New Bucs offensive coordinator Liam Coen has found his offensive line coach. Per Dan Graziano of BSPN, Coen has named Kevin Carberry as the Buccaneers’ new line coach.

In 2023, Carberry was the assistant offensive line coach of the slimy Saints.

Carberry and Coen have a connection. Carberry was the Rams’ offensive line coach in 2022 when Coen was the Rams’ offensive coordinator.

A former defensive lineman who bounced around the NFL including NFL Europe, Carberty first became an NFL offensive line coach with Dallas in 2014 when he worked with arguably the best offensive line coach in the business, Bill Callahan, who was the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator.

In his last year with the Rams, Carberry’s unit allowed the third-most sacks per game at 3.5. When the Rams won the Super Bowl in 2021 they were the fifth-best in sacks per game at 1.8.

30 Responses to “Report: Bucs Have A New Offensive Line Coach”

  1. EternalSon Says:

    May he be the best line coach ever.

    Thanks Joes

  2. Jack Clark Says:

    I like it, we are slowly but surely increasing our coaching competency across the board

  3. Not Says:

    Unload the BA legacy hires, a lot of dead weight with Terd at the top.

  4. SB Says:

    Let’s hope this is good stuff happening in front of our eyes.

  5. Obvious Says:

    “Carberry’s unit allowed the 3rd MOST SACKS per game of 3.5 per game…” Last Year!

    Upgrade? It doesn’t sound like it! It’s late ,my eyes must be fuzzy and maybe I’m not reading this right. Is this the best we could do for the massively important O line coaching position..?? Coen and Carberry Must Be good buddies.

  6. Obvious Says:

    Apologies, it was the year before last in 2022. It doesn’t speak of the Saints O line performance last year. Wonder why he was looking for a new job so soon???

  7. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Lots of sacks given up in LA when he was coaching.. don’t know the injury history that season or if he had to shuffle a lot in the 2022 but in 23 the saints were bad and Penning (20221st round pick) regressed and was benched last year. I’ll wait for the season before passing judgement and remain cautiously optimistic at this point.

  8. LouisFriend Says:

    Carberry, you’re as stupid as almost everyone else here.

    The Rams OL in 2022 was riddled with injuries. Only one starter made it the entire season without missing at least 4 games. Not to mention they ended up protecting 5 different QB’s. No OL is going to be decent with that many people taking snaps under center.

  9. Obvious Says:

    I’ve got a sinking feeling that we’re going to be missing our O line coaches Goodwin/Gilbert sooner than later and more than some are thinking. Or, the Panthers new o line coaches that is..

    One thing that is a FOR SURE is that our O line Improved GREATLY under Goodwin/Gilbert when Bruce Arians came aboard and brought them with him. They built a strong as death line! Nobody was touching Brady in 2020! And immediately we lost 2 stars off the line to free agency and retirement. AND STILL in 2021and 2022 Brady was pretty much untouched.

    Granted, we weren’t great at running the ball but we designed the line for primarily, pass protection and not running backs.

    If we take a look at this year considering not only was it musical chairs, we had 2 1/2 guys that weren’t really qualified for first string and a rookie out of Geodeke AND Wirfs first year in New positions (Geodeke if you count him now in the pro’s. Wirfs to really) NO ONE was set and we had ZERO continuity. ZERO!

    If you consider ALL of those FACTS, I’d say our O line ex faired PRETTY WELL!

    That is thanks to the “COACHES”! Whom are now long gone!

    I’ve got a feeling there’s going to be some heads rolling before all is said and done with a so far “FAILED O LINE COACH” that we just hired!

    At least after reading a taste of what Carberry brings to the table thus far.

    “Right Now” I’ve got a not so funny feeling that we’ve made a bad call on this guy as the guy in charge of protecting our QB! We maybe seeing back up QB’s rolling through just like the last 2 teams he coached for. The rams went through 5 QB’s under Carberry’s care (due to Massive Damage as I recall) and Carr got hurt and was out multiple games (damaged) due to poor protection.

    Yeah, Seems the Trask boys are almost GUARANTEED to see him in action this next season.

    Just a bad dream I’m having and I hope our luck is better than that..

    But hey, here’s the lemonade…. We all finally get to see what Trask has under the hood Finally….

    Man I hope this Carberry fellow has it figured out by now or…… OUCH!!!

  10. garro Says:

    Letting Joe Gilbert get away was Todd cleaning out the last of the BA coaching staff. It was not because Gilbert did a bad job. That stinks a bit to me. The O line did pretty good considering we had a lot of personnel changes (losing 3 of five starters) and two OC changes. OK Todd you have “your guys” No excuses. Goodwin needed to be gone though. Not sure why he was retained last year anyway.

    Good luck coach Carberry.

    Go Bucs!

  11. heyjude Says:

    Carberry was at the Rams in 2021, they won the SB. He was fired after that and moved to the Saints. We can’t say much about the Saints this past season and Jameis is now a free agent too. I am hoping for the best with Carberry and Coen. Go Bucs!

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    garro … ‘Letting Joe Gilbert get away was Todd cleaning out the last of the BA coaching staff. It was not because Gilbert did a bad job.’

    Agree to both of those Garro. With Canales moving on & yet another new OC coming in, I suspect that Joe Gilbert himself just felt that it was time to move on. Canales offered him the perfect opportunity.

    Interesting to look at Bowles’ current DEFENSIVE staff. He’s got FIVE assistant coaches who’ve been with him from the 2019 start (Kacy Rodgers, Larry Foote, Nick Rapone, Kevin Ross & Tim Atkins). Another ONE (Keith Tandy) has been here almost as long (4 years). Another TWO assistant coaches have been here for the 2 years since TB took over as HC (Joey Fitzgerald, Rashad Johnson) and ONE (George Edwards) was just hired last year.

    So counting Todd as DC, that’s a defensive staff of TEN, and it’s been very ‘stable’ over TB’s time here (7 of those 10 have been here 4 years or more). After that 1st year of ‘laying the groundwork’ (transitioning to the 3-4, adding lots of new players, etc) our defense has performed very well IMO IF you use Points Allowed as the ultimate criteria of performance.

    Situation’s quite a bit different on the offensive side of the house. We’ve now had THREE OCs in 3 years, and I would suspect that there’s always a turnover of assistants when coordinators change. There was some after Leftwich left, and now more when Canales left. The result of that offensive side coaching turnover seems to be somewhat checkered, but that’s gone along with some significant player turnover so I guess that should be expected. HOPEFULLY we enter a period of stability on that side of the ball also and can at least stay competitive.

  13. Mike Says:

    The Bucs allowed 40 sacks last year. The Saints Oline allowed only 35. That’s the 2nd least amount allowed last year. Only two teams allowed less sacks with both only allowing 34.

  14. Mike Says:

    Also the Saints had more rushing yards, avg. yards per rush and rushing TDS. So just going off 2023 with rushing stats and sacks allowed the Saints Oline may have had a better year than the Bucs as far as stats go. With his experience and Coen calling plays we may be in better shape. You never know…

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I won’t judge the coaching hires until we see results…but I do know that if the online doesn’t get better talent, there won’t be a lot he can do.

    Personally, I liked our former ol coach.

  16. 76 bucsfan46 Says:

    Ok the O-Line for the Bucs this season will be basically the Rams skeam. I believe it’s a mid zone just like we ran last year.

  17. Popcorn Mike Says:

    OL coach resume is a lot worse than the OL coaches we just lost. Now I am concerned

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Dang. Some of you guys just can’t be pleased about anything.

  19. stpetebucfan Says:


    “Todd cleaning out the last of the BA coaching staff. It was not because Gilbert did a bad job. That stinks a bit to me.”

    Really? Would you begrudge giving a manager a position as leading the organizaton, expecting him to improve…with the OLD team of guys still in place.

    In virtually every walk of life, not just the NFL, anybody brought in to LEAD an organization is viewed as entitled to bring in his/her people. Anything less than that ability would be viewed as a handicap.

  20. Marky Mark Says:

    People hire their friends.

  21. Jeffs grandpa Says:

    I’d imagine our running game can’t get worse

  22. Deadwood South Dakota Says:

    Toilet bowl sucks.. never pro active in game clock management. Never has a decent answer for anything.. the players made all those wins last season despite the coaching.

  23. stpetebucfan Says:

    “People hire their friends.”

    No doubt people CONSIDER their friends first perhaps. Then people who have succeeded along side of them. I can tell you from experience when I had the chance to hire in an uber competitive business there were times when I hired the BEST person despite any personal animus I had.

    I had a boss once talk about working with talented jerks! He said you just need to learn to “eat sh!t Stpee and I’ve developed a taste for it.”

    Bottom line: The NFL is uber competitiive…Searches may start with family and friends but the real winners hire the person who can do the job.

  24. Marky Mark Says:

    Draft the kid from Missouri

  25. Bucs13 Says:

    Well Let’s wait and See

    Only time will tell

    I think this year will Tell if Bowles is a HC or not

  26. Dave Pear Says:

    Not excited about this guy.

  27. Fansince76 Says:

    They should also add Jensen to coach the O line!

  28. Carolina K Says:

    I read Kevin Cranberry 😁

  29. Lakeland Steve Says:

    This guys history concerns me. Maybe there is something there that we are not being told.

  30. Capt.Tim Says:

    Offensive Coordinators hire their staff.
    Hard to judge assistant Coaches- because they have to work with the talent they’re given- they arent in charge of personnel

    Coen seems to be highly respected. If he believes Carberry can coach the line in his system, then he probably can.

    Same with special teams. If a team is bad, then you know their backups/special teamers are gonna suck.

    You can be a great coach, yet be stuck with lousy players.
    I trust the Tampa Front office( except when drafting Defenive linemen), I trust they did due diligence before thee hires.

    Thanks Joe. Apologies again for my rude post.