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Bucs Start New Era under rookie HC, OC, and DC

Discussion in '2012 GM League Forum' started by sports24/7, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    After letting go of HC Raheem Morris and his coordinators, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday ushered in a new era with a trio of coaches all new to their positions. At head coach they hired former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin who led one of the most creative and efficient offenses in the NFL and is thought of very highly around the league. He is known as being extremely intelligent and as an excellent teacher and is expected to take budding quarterback Josh Freeman to the next level.
    At offensive coordinator the Bucs hired former Giants assistant Mike Sullivan. Sillivan spent 6 years doing a great job as the Giants wide receiver coach before being promoted to quarterbacks coach for the previous two seasons. The Bucs were very excited about the job Sillivan did with Eli Manning helping him to two of his most productive seasons of his career.
    On defense the Bucs staying in New York and went with Jets assistant Dennis Thurman. Thurman played cornerback in the NFL for the Cowboys and Cardinals in his 9 year career, and then went on to coach at several spots, most recently as defensive backs coach under Rex Ryan in New York where he made the Jets secondary one of the best in the league. He's known as a vocal guy that isn't afraid to speak his mind and light a fire under his players.
    So now these three men, all new to their positions, along with GM Sports24/7 will be charged with the task of turning the Bucs back into a contender.

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