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Bill Lundberg
01-11-2007, 10:24 AM
Written by: Roy Cummings 1/11/2007
Source: www.tbo.com

TAMPA - The Bucs may be on the verge of losing yet another assistant coach to a rival NFC club.

Quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, who came to Tampa two years ago after walking away from a job as the Jets offensive coordinator, is believed to be a candidate to replace Jeff Jagodzinski as offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers.

Hackett, whose contract with the Bucs expires at the end of the month, already has spoken with Packers coach Mike McCarthy about the job, but the level of those discussions remains unknown.

McCarthy worked as Hackett's quarterbacks coach when Hackett was the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh in the early '90s.

McCarthy attempted to make Hackett his offensive coordinator a year ago when he first became the Packers head coach, but Hackett was denied a chance to interview for the post.

Hackett, who has been an NFL assistant coach for 18 years, could not be reached for comment.

Quarterback Chris Simms said Hackett's presence was one of the reasons he passed on an opportunity to test the free-agent market and instead opted to re-sign with the Bucs before the end of the 2006 season.

Should he leave, Hackett would be the second Bucs assistant to sign with another club. Former linebackers coach Joe Barry joined the Detroit Lions as defensive coordinator last week.

The Bucs also fired two defensive assistants, line coach Jethro Franklin and defensive backs coach Greg Burns. Burns has been replaced by Raheem Morris. No replacement for Franklin has been named.

ROFL

Dartgod
01-11-2007, 10:27 AM
How does he keep getting that gig?

KCTitus
01-11-2007, 10:28 AM
That's a good hire for GB...*snicker*

Redrum_69
01-11-2007, 10:29 AM
PACKERS vs CHIEFS SUPER BOWL 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chiefnj
01-11-2007, 10:36 AM
Packfan must be thrilled.

Bill Parcells
01-11-2007, 10:43 AM
I hope Favre retires...look at what he did to poor Chad Pennington and Simms in Tampa with his great tutoring..Broken shoulder and ruptured spleen..

Stinger
01-11-2007, 10:46 AM
How does he keep getting that gig?

I was wondering the same thing....

I hope Favre retires...look at what he did to poor Chad Pennington and Simms in Tampa with his great tutoring..Broken shoulder and ruptured spleen..

You don't need much of a spleen or arm to throw 4 yard outs when you need 6 for a first down.

kc rush
01-11-2007, 11:36 AM
i hope GB does hire him, it will eliminate the possibility of him coming here. Now where is Raye, and how do we keep him out of the picture.

DaneMcCloud
01-11-2007, 11:38 AM
How does he keep getting that gig?

Mike McCarthy was the tight ends coach with the Chiefs under Hackett. Good ole boys network.

Thig Lyfe
01-11-2007, 11:52 AM
I think Hackett should interview for the Oakland HC job...

Easy 6
01-11-2007, 11:58 AM
i hope GB does hire him, it will eliminate the possibility of him coming here. Now where is Raye, and how do we keep him out of the picture.

EXACTLY.

Deberg_1990
01-11-2007, 06:19 PM
He really got that high octane Tampa Offense rolling this year....hahahahah

el borracho
01-11-2007, 06:24 PM
I think Hackett should interview for the Oakland HC job...
Wow. That would be so perfect. I actually felt a wave of peace wash over me just thinking about it.

ROYC75
01-11-2007, 06:27 PM
Sweet, we don't need him in KC.

Jenson71
01-11-2007, 06:30 PM
The NFL really likes to recycle.