Albert Breer of the NFL Network (on Twitter) wonders if the hiring of Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator will affect the Buccaneers‘ draft plans. With Greg Roman at the helm, he might have envisioned them selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. With Koetter there instead, Jameis Winston makes more sense for Tampa Bay, in Breer’s opinion. More from the South divisions..
- Koetter’s experience in helping to develop Matt Ryan will be a plus as the Buccaneers prepare to draft a QB, tweets Rick Stroud of WDAE 620.
- In a radio appearance earlier tonight, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said that coach Gus Bradley is “heading the search” for the team’s next offensive coordinator, according to Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union (on Twitter). Caldwell went on to say that he plans on interviewing candidates from teams that are still in the playoffs and he’s in no hurry to make a hire, as Alex Marvez of FOX Sports tweets.
- The Texans are not retaining offensive line coach Paul Dunn for a second season on Bill O’Brien‘s staff, per Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston (Twitter link).