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Marty Is One Of The Bucs Coaching Candidates

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen just delivered an interesting nugget on NFL Countdown -- Marty Schottenheimer is among the candidates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job. He's not at the top of the list (I don't know why he isn't) but he's among the names the Bucs are considering.

Schottenheimer is 68 years old and just came off of a year coaching in the UFL. He last coached in the NFL in 2006 when he went 14-2 with the San Diego Chargers. He won an NFL coach of the year award as recently as 2004. Of course we remember him here in KC for his decade-long run with the Chiefs in the '90s.

The thing about Marty is you kinda know what you're going to get. He built a winner in Cleveland. He built a winner in Kansas City. He built a winner in San Diego. He will rebuild your team and get them in position to be playoff contenders.

Of course, the knock on him is that he hasn't won a Super Bowl. Mort reported that Marty is "hungry" to coach and I imagine the quest for a Super Bowl title is at least part of the equation.

As Mort points out, Marv Levy won went to a Super Bowl at age 68. Crazier things have happened.

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