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Mike Sherman to get second interview with Bucs

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The Bucs are ready to move forward after Oregon coach Chip Kelly changed his mind and backed out of possibly becoming their next head coach.

Tampa has interviewed almost a dozen coaches and they are ready to make a second round of interviews.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Mike Sherman will be the first coach with a chance to make a second impression. The former coach of the Packers and Texans A & M was one of the first men to meet with the Bucs about their vacant head coaching position.

Stroud indicates there will be other “finalists” that meet with the Bucs for a second interview.

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28 Responses to “Mike Sherman to get second interview with Bucs”
  1. briggsweatbird says: Jan 23, 2012 7:38 PM

    Rumor has it that the Bucs asked Childress about his offensive philosophy. He responded, “For competitive reasons I can’t tell you that.”

    No wonder Sherman was asked back.

  2. kane337 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:39 PM

    Tampa fans must be thrilled.

  3. sungateman says: Jan 23, 2012 7:42 PM

    Can anyone tell me why Billick’s name hasn’t appeared on the applications at 1 Buc Place!!

  4. smartbutlazy says: Jan 23, 2012 7:43 PM

    I hear Rahim Morris is looking for a job.

  5. lgbarn says: Jan 23, 2012 7:47 PM

    Not my first choice but get this over already

  6. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 23, 2012 7:52 PM

    It’s going to be Childress.

    The Bucs are going to make the standard awful Bucs decision, and they are going to go with Childress.

    And more blackouts will follow.

  7. slicknick4point says: Jan 23, 2012 8:19 PM

    He couldn’t win a playoff game with a championship caliber roster in Green Bay and couldn’t keep his job at Texas A&M. Now that’s the kind of impressive resume that deserves a second look!

  8. jimmysee says: Jan 23, 2012 8:21 PM

    Mike Sherman would be a good choice.

  9. odessabucs says: Jan 23, 2012 8:53 PM

    Sherman? Might as well bring back Leeman Bennett. The Glazer’s are so clueless when it comes to a coaching search. They have no clue what the team needs, they just want to make a splash.

  10. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:57 PM

    the job that no one wants….it’s like reverse musical chairs…the music stops and no one sits

  11. modhairken says: Jan 23, 2012 9:07 PM

    I’d rather have Sherman Hemsley than Mike Sherman. Every time Talib gets arrested or Blount fumbles, he’d yell “Get the lead out, Weezy!”

    Mike Sherman? Seriously, we fired Gruden and Morris for this? What is that sound at One Buc Place? The flood of cancellations of Club Seats.

  12. beerndonuts says: Jan 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    Sherman the head coach was always better (at least in Green Bay) than Sherman the GM… I assume it was the same way at A&M when it came to recruiting.

    As long as you don’t let him anywhere near the selection process, he’ll field a competitive team. Just don’t let Josh Freeman get his own locker room and everything will be fine.

  13. tonymandrich says: Jan 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    As a die hard Packers fan all I can say Bucs fans is you do not want Mike Sherman. Under Sherman in Green Bay the inmates ran the asylum.

  14. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 23, 2012 9:43 PM

    beerndonuts says: Jan 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    Sherman the head coach was always better (at least in Green Bay) than Sherman the GM… I assume it was the same way at A&M when it came to recruiting.

    As long as you don’t let him anywhere near the selection process, he’ll field a competitive team.

    ————————————-

    But what if the Bucs front office is handling the selection process?

  15. metalhead65 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:52 PM

    who cares how old Marty is just look at his record of turning bad teams around. he may not win in the playoffs but his teams get there. if you are going to hire a retread at least get the one who has a history of turning bad teams around.

  16. moneymike23 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:02 PM

    First the Glazers are cheap even though they were going to hire Chip Kelly for almost $7 million a year, then they are clueless, then they want to make a splash.

    STOP IT people.

  17. realitypolice says: Jan 23, 2012 10:02 PM

    slicknick4point says:
    Jan 23, 2012 8:19 PM
    He couldn’t win a playoff game with a championship caliber roster in Green Bay and couldn’t keep his job at Texas A&M. Now that’s the kind of impressive resume that deserves a second look!
    ===============

    He actually won two playoff games in Green Bay. His winning percentage was higher than “hottest” coach out there this offseason and he got to the playoffs 4 times in 6 years as opposed to 6 times in 17 years for the “hottest” coach out there this season.

    Apparently, resumes don’t need to be very “impressive” anymore when it comes to NFL head coaches.

  18. cup1981 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:12 PM

    Hmmm… At this point it seems more like who wants to coach the Bucs, as opposed to who the Bucs want to coach the team. THATS why you are not seeing names like Billick and Cowher on the short list, or any list for that matter.

    Agent: “Hey Bill, you feel like coaching again?”
    Bill: “Sure thing, I am tired of the booth.”
    Agent: “OK, Tampa is…” *click* “Hello, Bill? Are you there?” *dial tone*

  19. brenenostler says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    God just pick someone already

  20. BuccaneerBloodline23 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:12 PM

    This search has gotten REALLY old.

  21. profootballcaulk says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 PM

    Never undrstood why this guy was outta the league, he did win. Maybe he can get pointers from belicheat and get the cameras Rolling for the Bux in the bay and have spy-gate part douche.

  22. ibreathefootball says: Jan 23, 2012 11:45 PM

    If the Bucs hire Childress or Sherman they are the worst franchise in the NFL… Well actually they already are, but that would solidify it for sure. The Glazers are so cheap their pockets squeak when they walk! Maybe their best free agent this year won’t be the 23rd best punter in the league!!

  23. ibreathefootball says: Jan 23, 2012 11:50 PM

    The Bucs head an awesome HC in Tony Dungy, then traded 2 first round picks and won a Super Bowl with Jon Gruden. Both got fired. They also had Warrick Dunn, Mike Alstott, Michael Pittman, Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan McCardell, Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Booger McFarland, Derrick Brooks, Hardy Nickerson, John Lynch.

    When the Bucs sharted on their best players and coaches of all time, is when nobody cared if there was 31 teams in the NFL.

  24. lonewolf330 says: Jan 24, 2012 2:38 AM

    i dont see any one of you arm chair gm’s sayin anything about who would be better mike sherman say what you want about his time a&m but he is 16 games OVER 500 in his career at green bay man those are the facts he aint great but last time i checked thats a pretty decent record

  25. emmac13 says: Jan 24, 2012 7:29 AM

    As benenostler said. The Browns are waiting to pick an OC. I hope its Sherman. Otherwise is might be Chilly in Cleveland.

  26. njligernj says: Jan 24, 2012 7:40 AM

    I don’t know why everyone is suggesting they need to hurry up. In the 90′s the Bucs went through 4 head coache choices and eventually went with their fifth choice: Tony Dungy. He turned the team around. After Dungy was fired they also took a long time to find another head coach and the saga went on for a long time (with everyone getting worried about how long it was taking just like now) and then they shipped some picks and cash off to Oakland for Gruden and won a SuperBowl. Raheem Morris on the other hand? They made that decision relatively quickly. The lesson? Maybe it’s not such a bad thing when they take their time. Unless they hire Sherman of course which would be a disaster. MARTY!

  27. lavamachine says: Jan 24, 2012 10:31 AM

    Mike Sherman set the Green Bay Packers back 10 years.

    1. Any NFL Head Coach/GM who trades up to the 3rd round to take a punter should never, ever be able to have either title again.

    2. Are you serious! This guy traded up for a punter, up into the 3rd round! I won’t even go into 1st round pick, 5’6″ DB Ahmad Carroll.

    3. I didn’t think he would last as long as he did at Texas A&M but not a real tough state to recruit football players in. Look at his last two season, epic failure. My only hope is he would go to some team in the NFC?

    Just don’t get it when it comes to picking out dead dogs for coaching opportunities? He failed here, and he failed here so why don’t we bring him in???

  28. toolkien says: Jan 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    In ten years as a head coach and/or talent evaluator Sherman had a +16 winning margin, pretty much supplied by the 2001/2002 seasons which were seasons still mostly impacted by Ron Wolf as GM. Since then, two games below .500, embarrassing playoff washouts, and two bowl losses.

    His teams have always been all about offense and the defense can pretty much go screw. But when the rubber meets the road, the offense caves and the defense takes the rap. It was the pattern in Green Bay, then with TAM, and one can only suspect it will continue in Tampa Bay if he gets the chance. His high water mark is as an NFL offensive co-ordinator, which even I think he’d be good at. He was mediocre as a coach, and pretty dismal as a talent evaluator.

    In the end, Tampa seems to be a team just like the Bengals – it’s more about ROI (return on investment) than making serious strides for championships. Sherman as a serious candidate is about as inspiring as a warm glass of milk.

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