Oct 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans hold up a "Fire Schiano" sign at the end of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers have best situation for new head coach

With the projections of which teams have head coaches on the hot seat and which teams could end up needing a head man to run the organization next year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the most attractive option.  The Bucs have a strong defense that seems to be exasperated by the presence of their head coach while their offense has a significant amount of talent, but need a quarterback.

While that fact alone could make some other destinations more attractive, the Bucs are currently in a dead heat with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.  If successful, they would presumably draft Teddy Bridgewater, the talented passer from Louisville, as long as he declares.  That Buccaneers defense with players like Gerald McCoy, Darrelle Revis, Lavonte David, Dashon Goldson and young talent that continues to develop combined with an offense including Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, Mike Williams with the ability to add Bridgewater makes it so the Buccaneers should just need to open the door and they will be able to pick from the best possible options available.

The situation in Tampa is eerily similar to the one the Chiefs just went through where they went from the basement to currently being undefeated.  The combination of having a quarterback who could not do anything along with an average head coach proved to be huge.  This year, with just average quarterback play from Alex Smith combined with the credible presence of Andy Reid, the Bucs could end up making that same kind of jump next year.  The Bucs need to keep losing to ensure they can get Bridgewater or another great quarterback option at the top of the draft, but the question for them beyond that is simply a matter of which head coach the Glazers want to run their organization.

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