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Bucs to tab Yarber as wideouts coach

Eric Yarber will be the Buccaneers’ new wide receivers coach, our friends at Pewter Report have learned.

Yarber played two years in the NFL and was last the wideouts coach at Arizona State.  He had been competing with Keenan McCardell and Ike Hilliard in Tampa Bay.  While McCardell is headed to the Redskins, Hilliard’s future is uncertain.  We do know he won’t be playing again.
Yarber also has a background as a defensive backs coach, perhaps giving him additional insight when it comes to coaching up receivers.
In Tampa, Yarber has lots of work to do.  The Bucs’ lone truly promising talent at the position is Sammie Stroughter, a 2009 seventh-round pick who projects as no better than a slot receiver.  No. 1 wideout Antonio Bryant is an unrestricted free agent and considered unlikely to be retained.
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11 Responses to “Bucs to tab Yarber as wideouts coach”
  1. bucco bruce says: Feb 3, 2010 3:58 PM

    5-11 in 2010 here we come baby.

  2. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Feb 3, 2010 4:07 PM

    …cause Evan Silva is the authority on WR potential.
    Let us have a look at your resume before you start installing the ceiling on Stroughter…

  3. mcarey032 says: Feb 3, 2010 4:21 PM

    Yeah he was a special teams player when the Skins won Super Bowl 22. I don’t know his track record as a WR coach, but he wasn’t some sort of all pro. I think that the Bucs would have done better with McCardell, if they could have landed him.

  4. Action Dan says: Feb 3, 2010 4:40 PM

    Yarber has 5 career receiving yards.

  5. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    Yarber? Don’t even know her!

  6. stan26 says: Feb 3, 2010 5:11 PM

    Another El Cheapo?

  7. Louie says: Feb 3, 2010 5:21 PM

    Hey, maybe I could tryout for the Bucs as a receiver! I bet I can catch better than stone-hands Clayton.

  8. GoCaps8 says: Feb 3, 2010 6:35 PM

    Yarber played for the Redskins in ’86-’87. He was primarily a punt returner, and a pretty explosive one too. Didn’t get as much playing time at WR behind Monk, Clark and Sanders.

  9. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 3, 2010 6:36 PM

    Mr. Silva,
    Welcome to PFT. Now you fit in with the crew as you are trying to determine how good a 1yr player will be for his entire career. Regardless of how you you came to this conclusion, you have proven you know as much as a 3rd grade girl about football.

  10. Bucforever says: Feb 3, 2010 7:59 PM

    Is Winslow going somewhere? Why didn’t he get a mention as a receiver?

  11. Pier588 says: Feb 5, 2010 10:33 AM

    Hosspyle In Tampa & Chapnasty2 – so you 2 are breaking out your own WR talent authority cards for coaching WR’s – except you forgot to preceed your posts with the old blanket qualifier of “I’ve been a Bucs season ticket holder since ___” or the other old lame favorite “as a Bucs fan” to justify your posts in your own minds.
    Breaking news – Silva has the same cred either of you do, if not more so – mainly because he has a national forum to voice his opinions via PFT. You 2 just blow smoke based on Silva’s posts and your self perceived “authority”.
    In the no longer existant PFT comment ratings – you both get a 1 because 0 was not able to be selected.

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