The Buccaneers didn’t intend for Marcus Arroyo to be their offensive coordinator in 2014, but the health circumstances that forced Jeff Tedford to leave the team thrust Arroyo up the ladder from quarterbacks coach.
Tedford won’t be back with the team in 2015 and neither will Arroyo. Arroyo released a statement, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, on Friday announcing that he and the team are parting ways.
“I just want to thank Lovie Smith, Jason Licht, the Glazer family and the entire Buccaneer organization. I appreciated the opportunity to come in as a quarterbacks coach and I accepted the additional work and responsibilities for game planning placed upon me unexpectedly after Jeff’s illness. Despite these difficult circumstances, I enjoyed my time here very much. I am certainly looking forward to continuing my coaching career in the NFL and this experience will prove invaluable.”
Tampa has hired former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to run their offense in 2015. He’ll be charged with boosting one of the league’s worst units, likely with the help of either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota thanks to Tampa’s leadoff spot in this year’s NFL Draft.
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