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Edwards Could Return To Bucs

Posted Jan 24, 2009 by Roy Cummings

Updated Jan 24, 2009 at 03:36 PM

TAMPA – The Bucs are in a position to benefit from the Chiefs decision to fire Herm Edwards as head coach.

Though he has no apparent desire to work as a defensive coordinator, Edwards apparently does have a desire to go back to his roots and coach defensive backs again.

The Bucs just happen to be in the market for a defensive backs coach and having Edwards back in that capacity would no doubt benefit the Bucs.

It might not hurt coach Raheem Morris either. Morris is quite obviously new to this head coaching thing and having a guy like Edwards around wouldn’t hurt. After all, Edwards jumped from secondary coach to head coach, too.


Reader Comments

Por (TDarwin315) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Hey why not?... Morris is a rookie coach and could use all the experience he could get and with the new 32yr. ver D-coord bates we just got plus herm theres plenty of experience now on the D side of the ball… So lets sign him and get the O side taken care of and start looking forward to the draft

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Por (:PapaJohn) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

That would be terrific for the Bucs and Morris. I think he would benefit from Edwards leadership and connections. He could be a great mentor to Morris.

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Por (cval) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Will never happen. Should never happen. Morris worked for the guy that replaced Edwards. Edwards as a 2 team head coach could possible work under a Belichick or someone like that but, not a rookie coach from the same team he left. It would be a slap in the face to a man who deserves utmost respect. Chiefs were long in the tooth when he got there and he started the rebuilding before those idiots out there could accept the need for it. Too bad. RIght guy, wrong place, wrong time. Edwards will be great on ESPN or such in 2009.

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Por (GloboBall) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I would have liked to see Herm Edwards here as a DC/Asst HC, but its hard to believe a long-time HC would be fully engaged as a DB coach again. 

I don’t like it, don’t see it happening.

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Por (Mike J) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Id love to see this, but is it just speculation, or is there anything behind it, Roy??

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Por (Mitch R) on January 24, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Cval, I don’t get this: “It would be a slap in the face to a man who deserves utmost respect. It would be a slap in the face to a man who deserves utmost respect.” What has Herm done to deserve the utmost respect? He totally duped the Jets by swearing he wasn’t leaving the team and then jumped ship the second he had the chance.  He has done nothing as a head coach in his 8 year career, going 20 games under .500.  In my book, he’d be lucky to land this gig, if we’d take him.

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Por (Roland) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Herm wouldn’t be a bad pick up. Hard to believe he’d want that spot, but if he got the “Assistant head coach” title with it I could see him coming back… Anyone know how well he coached man coverage? We know he excels at zone instruction.

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Por (billyd) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I would venture to say that the benefit of hiring Herm Edwards as DB coach would outweigh whatever negatives exist. Between Jim Bates and Herm Edwards Raheem wouldn’t even need to worry about the defense. What I would like to see is some more work on the offensive side of the ball. It seems so one-sided so far…guess it’d be nice to know who the QB would be though.

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Por (Shane L. Mason) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I don’t even think Herm would want to come an be a DB coach for the bucs. I think we need to be paying more attention on the offensive side of the ball, i mean do we really know who is going to be our QB?????????????

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Por (Joh Statz) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I have it from my sources that Bates has made his pick for D-Backs coach and submitted it to Morris for his approval.
It is GB’s loss, Let see what happpens.

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Por (George L Hicks) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I say bring Herman Edwards on board in any staff position that Morris would like this fine coach would like to assign too. This is positive move.If Morris would like to bring him on board.
GO Bucs in 2009

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Por (Matt) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Quit whining about the QB already…no one is excited about the ones available to us right now - Griese/Johnson are under contract, Garcia and McCown are unrestricted free agents. The Bucs can’t make any movement on free agents until, duh, free agency starts. Focusing on coaching vacancies is entirely appropriate at this time, in fact, it’s the only thing they should be working on.

Check out the big brains around here…

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Por (Roland) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Matt, the Bucs still can negotiate with McNown and, god forbid, Garcia until and then after March 1. Technically Garcia (I just threw up in my mouth) and McNown are Bucs till that date.

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Por (Tony Shumaker) on January 25, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I Say Bring out the “Orange & White” uniforms, we are in for another long Losing spell !!
  Rookie coach, ancient players, and no one has a clue how to fix this team !!

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Por (tatmanfish) on January 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

hey tony, is ancient over 30? if it is the bucs have 3 starterd on d over 30(brooks, barber, carter). on offense depending on the formation, 2 (garcia,hilliard). i dont get why people call this team old when there are only a few starters over 30. not all the young guys are extremely good, but this team is not old. it just needs more talent and and some young guys to replace a few old ones.

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Por (Neo) on January 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Wow if the Bucs do get or hire H Edwards that would be freaking awesome given that he had a good stint back with Bucs in the old days.

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Por (BucFandango) on January 26, 2009 (Suggest removal)

It looks the Bucs are going to hire Joe Baker, Shanahan’s LB coach, to be the Defensive Backs coach. He has a history with Mstr Bates. No love for Hermy the Wormy. Craig Johnson may be the OC from Tennessee. That would leave TE’s & QC. Players next. FA time is coming.

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