Posts Tagged ‘Jim Bates’

Bucs’ Morris to take over defensive play-calling

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie coach Raheem Morris will take over defensive play-calling duties after relieving Jim Bates as defensive coordinator, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Bucs defensive coordinator Bates likes DE Taylor

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Jim Bates says the team is open to adding a veteran lineman. Specifically, Tampa Bay could be interested in six-time Pro Bowler and free-agent DE Jason Taylor.

Morris hires Bates as Bucs’ defensive coordinator

Bucs coach Raheem Morris hired Jim Bates on Thursday, giving Tampa Bay’s coaching staff the type of veteran presence it needs. Bates is a former Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator.

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