The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to search for a head coach. On Thursday, according to Adam Schefter at ESPN, they interviewed Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. He is the latest candidate for the Bucs' job, and one of the few linked to the job that has actually interviewed for it.
Tampa Bay is looking to replace Raheem Morris, who was fired along with his entire coaching staff the day after the season ended. Morris' firing surprised no one. Tampa Bay finished 4-12 under Morris this season, losing their last ten games.
Since firing Morris, the Buccaneers have flirted with several candidates. Wade Phillips, the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator, pulled himself out of consideration. They interviewed veteran NFL head coaches Marty Schottenheimer and Mike Sherman last week.
Philbin has also interviewed for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job, twice, and is considered by some to be a favorite for that position. Philbin has been the Packers' offensive coordinator since 2007, winning a Super Bowl with the team last year before being upset in the NFC Divisional Playoffs this year by the New York Giants. He lost his 21-year old son in a drowning accident on Jan. 9.
Philbin joined the Packers in 2003 as an assistant offensive line coach. It was his first NFL coaching job.
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