A year after being blocked from going to Miami, Clyde Christensen was basically forced out in Tampa

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There’s a very interesting nugget lurking in the article from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times regarding former Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen.

Two of them, actually.

First, the Buccaneers blocked Christensen from leaving last year to become the offensive coordinator of the Dolphins. The move would have included a “significant pay increase.” It also would have positioned Christensen to work with quarterback Tom Brady again, if Brady’s plan to land in Miami had come to fruition.

Second, although Christensen’s departure from Tampa Bay’s coaching staff has been characterized as a retirement, he was pushed out. They’re paying him for 2023, the final year of his contract.

It will be interesting to see whether Christensen resurfaces with Brady’s new team, if Brady ends up with a new team. The Bucs would save money if they allow it, up to the total amount he’s owed.

5 responses to “A year after being blocked from going to Miami, Clyde Christensen was basically forced out in Tampa

  1. Brady aftermath = full blown destruction in Tamp

    We’ll see how good Licht is with his rebuild.

  2. This isn’t anything new. The Bucs have been known for this going back to Dungy’s staff. Mike Tomlin and Herm Edwards got blocked from moving on to be DCs earlier because they were under contract. This is just a thing the Glazers have always done, so it’s nothing nefarious to it.

  3. One Superbowl and now they will have at least 10 years of complete chaos and incompetence. Going to be hilarious to watch all the finger pointing and scapegoating over the next decade.

  4. I don’t remember that at the time but how was Tampa able to block him? As the QB coach wouldn’t the OC job have been a promotion? I thought teams were only able to block lateral moves?

  5. Didn’t they change the rule against blocking coaches from taking promotions to coordinator positions in 2020?

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