Buccaneers Announce Three New Coaching Hires


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced several new coaching hires Thursday as newly hired Liam Coen continues to fill out his offensive staff. As Fox Sports’ Greg Auman reports, the Bucs added Pass Game Coordinator and made official two other previously reported hires.

Via buccaneers.com’s Scott Smith,

“The Bucs completed an overhaul of their offensive coaching staff by hiring Pass Game Coordinator Josh Grizzard, Wide Receivers Coach Bryan McClendon and Asst. Offensive Line Coach Brian Picucci.”

This appears to elude to the Buccaneers offensive coaching staff as complete. With Smith stating the Bucs have, “fleshed out a new-look offensive coaching staff.” Which means Tight End’s coach John Van Dam, Quarterback’s coach Thad Lewis, and Assistant Quarterback’s coach Jordan Somerville will be back for the 2024 season.

While most of these hires don’t jump off the page, Liam Coen has assembled a respected staff with a mix of college assistants and pro assistants. Look for this offensive coaching staff to focus on the run game with some innovative pass plays mixed in.

The intriguing part of this new staff is their college connections. Here, our own Devin Sanguinett explains,

“Right now, this team has a lot of SEC connections with coaches from both Kentucky and Georgia. These are coaches that have seen some of the best college student/athletes at the time. I would not be surprised if the Buccaneers go very heavy on players that played in the SEC, either from these schools or from the ones the new coaches have played against. It does keep me up at night to think about the reaction if we draft players from that school on Gainesville though.”

To recap, having established NFL assistants is obviously a plus. Having coaches with major college conference experience is definitely helpful and should lead to some impactful players via the draft.

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