The Tampa Tribune is reporting that Scott Linehan is a candidate to be the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator. Linehan is one of a handful of candidates that the paper is reporting includes Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur. Linehan, however, does not seem to be in a hurry to make a decision.
- Former Rams coach Scott Linehan didn’t turn down a job with the 49ers just to join the Bucs’ staff.
- “I just wasn’t ready to make a decision at that point,” said Linehan, one of the top candidates for the Bucs’ offensive coordinator job.
- Linehan said personal considerations played a part in his decision. It’s unsure whether those considerations will prevent him from taking a job with the Bucs.
- “There’s a lot that’s still up in the air,” Linehan said. “I’m just sitting back right now and weighing all my options.”
The Buccaneers also are looking for a defensive coordinator, and that list of candidates believed to include Eagles secondary coach Sean McDermott, former Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs and recently released Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, according to the Tampa Tribune.