The Bucs And Doug Marrone

February 4th, 2024

Joe doesn’t know what the Bucs and new offensive coordinator Liam Coen might do when it comes to hiring an offensive line coach or coaches, but Joe is intrigued by at least one name on the market.

That man is former Bills, Jaguars and Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, who also has been an offensive line coach with several college teams and the Titans, Jets, Saints (twice) and the Jaguars.

Marrone was just launched by the Saints after two seasons there. Previously, he coached the Saints’ line under former head coach Sean Payton.

Marrone, 59, is a classy super-passionate dude known for being a hardass position coach. Given his age and experience, Joe suspects Todd Bowles respects him and would bond with him, and he might be a good fit with the younger, high-energy Coen. Marrone called plays in the NFL and would bring a load of perspective for a young coordinator.

As it relates to bonding with Bowles, Marrone was known for leaning conservative on offense.

He famously played it safe with his 2017 Jaguars holding a 14-10 lead heading into halftime against the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Marrone took a knee with 55 seconds remaining and two timeouts.

Marrone’s Jaguars lost to Tom Brady and the Belicheats 24-20.

22 Responses to “The Bucs And Doug Marrone”

  1. Scott Says:

    Sounds like he would be a good hire. I thought the same thing when he bacame available

  2. Popcorn Mike Says:

    OL hire was one of my early question. Would Coen want to bring in his own OL coaches since the Bucs need 1or2 There was 1 article where they were talking about the OL coach at Kentucky. It was stated that he was a pretty good OL coach and they had the same question I am asking would Coen bring him to Tampa

  3. sasquatch Says:

    He’d be a strong addition to the staff, but I think they’ll be looking for some O-line coaches with experience in the schemes in that have come out of the McVay system. Does Marrone’s background suit these schemes? I don’t know.

    I read something about an assistant O-line coach, Zak Kromer, in LA who has been there awhile who might be ready for a step up. Also suggested was the Kentucky O-line coach who was in SF as assistant O-line coach from 2019-22, Zach Yenser. Those connections sound pretty solid and believable. They’ve worked with Coen and have background in McVay and Shanahan systems. Works for me,

    The O-line coach hires will be interesting. Hoping to see that happen this week.

  4. Dave Pear Says:

    Please hire a coach that can teach Mauch and Hainsey to not get runned over, maybe get some push, maybe run block, maybe Goedonkey can be taught not to be a matador.

    Marine sounds fine. He’s not a bullfighter.

  5. Jake been there since the beginning Says:

    It sounded good but taking a knee just doesn’t cut it. A football game is like chess and war, if you back down you freaking loss. BS in my opinion. Fight Till Death or nothing.

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  7. adam from ny Says:

    all the jacksonville coaches are being bused into tampa for a musical chairs type interview in the morning lol 🙂

  8. BrianBucs Says:

    It doesn’t matter who the O-Line coach is here, he will always have his hands full as long as Jason Licht keeps drafting college OT’s to come to the NFL to play Center and Guard.

  9. dbbuc711 Says:

    A lot would depend on Marrone’s personality and reputation. All of that experience he has could be viewed as a threat to those above him.

  10. Tony Says:


  11. Tony Says:

    I wonder how many penalties they’d get called for them.


    Maybe even a couple new ones would be invented.


  12. stpetebucfan Says:

    Now we’re questioning Todd Licht’s drafting prowess of OL?

    Really? I’m not going to waste my time.

  13. Buccos Says:

    I like every player on our OL. They were all tackles in college. I would be curious to know what the thought process is on that

  14. TonySoprano Says:

    Yes, just what we need. Another coach on this staff that plays scared, overly-conservative and believes in running the ball 70% of the time. If you’re not playing 1983 ball, you’re going backwards!

  15. sasquatch Says:

    Buccos Says:
    February 4th, 2024 at 8:57 pm

    I like every player on our OL. They were all tackles in college. I would be curious to know what the thought process is on that

    They draft tackles with short arms and move them inside because they’re misfits at OT… Goedeke being an exception.

  16. Buccos Says:

    That makes sense. One thing I like about them is their youth. They are all trending upward. Hainsey catches a lot of sh!T but I think any young player would look bad in the shadow of Jensen

  17. Tye Says:

    Doug Marrone has a good resume that just may be able to help Bucs offense…

    Funny how Eric Bieniemy was once argued to be a HC but Andy Reid called plays..
    Went to Washington and they underwhelmed.. Now he is available…
    wonder how good he would be on Bucs offensive staff…

  18. Buccaneer rick Says:

    Make Jensen the o-line coach and turn the rest of his contract to coach money lol

  19. unbelievable Says:

    Wouldn’t mind this at all for our o-line coach. Saints always have a good o-line…

  20. Allbuccedup Says:

    Eric Bienemy could take Goodwins place assistant head coach/running back coordinator he was a good running back he could definitely help in that regard.

  21. Toad Bowels Says:

    Jensen would be good to coach the offensive line.

    He isn’t the biggest guy or the most athletic but he’s scrappy.
    He played with a take-no-prisoners attitude and played much larger than his size.

  22. BucaneroJim Says:

    @ Toad…

    Yep, cool if Jensen would be good as Bucs o-line coach. Respect him for hanging there with the team, after his injury – says a lot.