Not a whole lot out there on Bill Muir. Chime in if you find anything else interesting.
Bill Muir was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator/offensive line coach from 2002 to 2008, mirroring Jon Gruden's hiring and firing. Muir was released after then Bucs head coach Jon Gruden was fired back in January.
As Upon Further Review notes, Muir is a long time coach and put together a below average offense while in Tampa Bay. To be fair to Muir though, he was not calling the offensive plays. Head coach Jon Gruden was.
Here are the offensive rankings for the Bucs for the last seven years while Muir was holding the title offensive coordinator.
I'm not very excited about those numbers but then again I know Muir is not going to be the offensive coordinator. And that he did not call his own plays. Another case of the Peter Principle? Again, I hope so.
With Gruden calling the offensive plays, it's really tough to get a read on the coaching skill of Bill Muir. He was also the offensive line coach, so here are the rushing rankings for the Bucs during his tenure:
Again, not impressive numbers by any means. I'm hoping that putting Muir on the offensive line full time or using him as an assistant will be a better fit for the guy.
He brings experience
Muir's biggest positive that he brings with him is his 31 years of football experience. If case you hadn't noticed, the Chiefs coaching staff and front office is pretty young.
Clark Hunt, Scott Pioli and Toddy Haley are all in their 40s. Collier, Pendergast and Perles are all in their 40s. Dedric Ward is 34 years old. Gary Gibbs is 56 years old and Steve Hoffman is 50.
For a relatively young coaching staff, it will be nice to have Muir's 200 years of football knowledge available at any time.
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What do you think of hiring Bil Muir?
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