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Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:39 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 12:40 pm
 
MartyBall last appeared in the NFL in 2006. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Buccaneers aren't playing any games when it comes to seeking out a discipline-heavy coach to replace Raheem Morris, having already interviewed Mike Sherman for the open position.

And now, in some shocking news, they'll also talk to Marty Schottenheimer. Yes, Marty. That's according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, who reports that Schotty will talk with the Bucs on Tuesday about their head-coaching gig.

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Marty last coached in the NFL in 2006, when he went 14-2 with the Chargers, won the AFC West, made it to the AFC Divisional Game and came one Marlon McCree dive to the ground after an interception shy of upsetting the Patriots and advancing to the AFC Championship Game.

After that season, Marty was fired when assistant coaches Cam Cameron, Wade Phillips (who's also talking to the Bucs this week), Rod Chudzinski and Greg Manusky all bolted for other gigs and his relationship with general manager A.J. Smith became extremely strained.

Schottenheimer, who has a career 61.3 winning percentage as a head coach in the NFL, won his first championship at any level with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

Though Marty might seem a bit old (68) to dive back into the NFL with a young team like the Buccaneers, it's possible that his hard-nosed, disciplined approach and an emphasis on "MartyBall" (read: run, run, pass, punt) could help reverse Tampa Bay's fortunes in 2011.

Another interesting aspect of a potential Marty hire in Tampa is the effect it would have on Brian Schottenheimer, the Jets offensive coordinator. Marty's son is believed to be out of New York one way or another, and jumping ship from the Jets to the Bucs would be a logical move for a coach who's already worked under his father at three different stops in his career.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 2:29 am
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

I bet the Chargers would have liked to have a one and done playoffs after a 13-3 seeason this year.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

I miss me some MartyBall!!!!  The Bucs should def hire him.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

Marty would be great for the Bucs. He will turn around the Bucs. Now, he may never win a playoff game, but at least he'll get you there. I still think his firing from KC was the worst move Carl Peterson ever made, and has haunted the franchise for years.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:33 pm
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

if marty gets the job his no one priority is to try to gt along with the guys that hired him. coach eho ever they put on the field for you. that is better than sitting on the couch. which is something marty does not want to do, or he would not be apply for the job. marty is good good at taking a bad team and  taking them to the middle of the pack.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

great....Tampa willl go 12-4 or 13-3 every year with Marty ball only to lose in the 1st round of playoffs. Jets fans are hoping that he takes his son with him if he does land the Tampa Bay job.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:08 am
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

As a Bucs Fan, you can keep Wade Phillips. He is a great D-Coordinator, but NOT head coach material. Please TB, please oh please get Marty Schotttenheimer on board.



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:40 am
 

Hire Schottenheimer, (Texans fan)

PLEASE! Don't take Wade from us - hire this guy. As for Wade, "These are not the droids you're looking for." We'd like to keep him here in Texas.



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:47 am
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

Marty got a raw deal in SD, firing a coach after a 14-2 season because you didn't like each other?  What kind of operation was SD running, sounds a bit High School to me.  Marty is just what the young Bucs need.  Brian Schottenheimer will have a good QB to coordinate rather then that joke Mark Sanchez, let's seal this deal.  Forget about Wade Phillips, he wants to be D-Coordinator that's okay but not for HC.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:34 am
 

Brinson Ball

Punt, punt, punt, punt.

With a winning percentage of 0.0 Brinson's writing tools are his knee pads.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:13 am
 

Report: Bucs to interview Marty Schottenheimer

Please interview Brian schottenheimer also. Package deal.

Thanks.




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