Bucs Lose 2 Assistant Coaches To Jaguars

Lastly, the Bucs are shedding assistant coaches to the Jaguars. It simply isn’t the assistants we initially thought have been headed northeast. In response to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, Bucs inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell is becoming a member of the Jaguars as head coach Doug Pederson’s defensive coordinator. Caldwell will deliver Bucs defensive and particular groups assistant Cody Grimm with him to be Jacksonville’s safeties coach. Grimm has spent the previous three years in Tampa Bay.

Caldwell joined Bruce Arians workers again in Arizona in 2013 and was the Cardinals inside linebackers coach for 2 seasons. When Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles grew to become the pinnacle coach with the Jets, Bowles took Caldwell to New York. He coached linebackers and was his assistant head coach from 2015-18. When Bowles was fired after the 2018 season, Caldwell and Bowles reunited with Arians in Tampa Bay in 2019 and he resumed his duties as Arians’ inside linebackers coach.

Impression of Caldwell’s Loss On Bucs

The lack of Caldwell will likely be attention-grabbing to observe. The Bucs return Lavonte David and Devin White as starters in 2022, so the place ought to be secure. However, after a disappointing 2021 season for White, is it doable {that a} new voice might assist him take the subsequent step? White has immense expertise, however has been stricken by persistently undisciplined and reckless play for 3 years now. Caldwell might be a superb coach. However a brand new voice within the assembly room might nonetheless be extraordinarily useful to White.

Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds has stated on the Pewter Report Podcast that he expects James Bettcher to attract consideration to exchange Caldwell. Bettcher is at the moment a senior defensive assistant and run recreation specialist for the 49ers. The 42-year outdated labored with Arians in Indianapolis and Arizona. When Bucs defensive coordinator left Arizona to develop into the Jets head coach, Bettcher changed him because the Cardinals defensive coordinator.


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