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Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:10 pm
 
Could Sherman and Chilly wind up in Tampa together? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Buccaneers are currently searching for a head coach and as CBSSports.com's Clark Judge reported on Friday, they want a disciplinarian first and foremost.

Which is why it makes sense for the NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora to report Sunday that Tampa Bay is closing in on Mike Sherman as their choice to take over for the recently-fired Raheem Morris.

LaCanfora reports that Sherman is "well-positioned" to land the gig and that "a decision could be announced this week."

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Sherman was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Rams gig, but his interview with the Bucs last week apparently went well and he fits the profile for what they want (read: the opposite of Morris.)

And LaCanfora has an interesting possibility for a member of Sherman's staff too: former Vikings head coach Brad Childress, who's been out of coaching since being relieved of his duties in Minnesota in 2010.

Though Sherman and Childress haven't worked together previously, they do come from the same coaching tree. Chilly came up under Andy Reid, who came up under Mike Holmgren, who hired Sherman as an offensive assistant in both Green Bay and Seattle.

Both run the West Coast offense and Childress helping Josh Freeman bounce back from a bad 2011 would help people remember his success as OC with the Eagles again, instead of the failures in Minnesota.

LaCanfora "wouldn't be surprised" if Childress landed in Tampa as an assistant but also notes that the Browns, who are searching for an offensive coordinator with West-Coast history, are a possible landing spot for Childress as well.

Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur left the Eagles (where he succeeded Chilly as quarterbacks coach) to be offensive coordinator with the Rams before taking the head-coaching job in St. Louis, so either landing spot is absolutely a viable possibility.

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:14 am
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

The NFL is full of guys that are more successful on the 2nd gig and less successful in the first shot. Sherman was a good coach in GB and TB has some good pieces in place. Every hire is a gamble. I would rather have him than other choices. Billick maybe would be better but why not?



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:21 am
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

Mike Sherman has accomplished very little as a head coach anywhere.  He probably is coming cheap... and that is why the Glazer's will bring him in.  Just more proof the Glazer's have money problems ever since they bought Manchester United.  They need to sell MAN-U or the BUCS need new ownership.
LEADER DOG



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:42 pm
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

As a fan of another NFC team I say please please please hire these two bums!



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:44 pm
 

As a long-time Packer fan, all I can say is....

DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Seriously, what in the hell are the Bucs thinking??????) 



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:31 pm
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

Two negatives don't make a positive.....These guys were fired from their previous jobs for a reason.....Terrible decision....If this happens I'm jumping ship....




Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:37 pm
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

Blount will be gone.  He is a cancer and the laziest player on the team.

Sherman will kick ass and take names. Cut Winslow, Bloun and Talib.

Draft a receiver #1 and a linebacker #2.

Go Bucs


BigMenDating
Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:04 pm
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Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:51 pm
 

Sherman close to landing Bucs gig, Chilly as OC?

To truly say, there is an idiot born every minute.  How stupid vcan ya be to hire these dipshits.


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Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:34 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2012
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