It’s been no secret that there will be some changes amongst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff this off-season. When you consider the way the team preformed in ’09. As some of the coaches are from the old regime and some were brought in due to their knowledge an understanding of Jim Bates defensive system. The first two coaches who might be released are defensive line coach Robert Nunn and secondary coach Joe Baker, as they were hired at the insistence of Bates. Then there is the rumors floating around that special teams coordinator Richard Bisaacia is due to defect and head to Tennessee to coach under Lane Kiffin.
Now, comes news of another coach who might be bolting the Bucs for what he assumes could be greener pastures. According to Rick Stroud’s twitter page, the Bucs have given receivers coach Richard Mann permission to seek employment elsewhere.
Bucs have given WRs coach Richard Mann permission to interview with another NFL team. Will impact Bucs’ ability to re-sign Antonio Bryant.
While Antonio Bryant has steadfastly given credit to Mann, for helping resurrect his career. It’s not a lead pipe lock the team wants to bring Bryant back in the fold for 2010, due to his troublesome knee and outburst to the media this past season.