Pro Football Talk has floated a rumor that Mike Trgovac, the now-former defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, could be headed to Tampa Bay.
One tip we’ve recently received is that former Panthers defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac could land in Tampa, as a member of new coach Raheem Morris’ staff.
The Bucs currently don’t have a defensive coordinator or a secondary coach. But we assume that Trgovac wouldn’t have turned down a contract to remain as the Panthers’ defensive coordinator unless he had a pretty good lead on an equivalent gig.
The only problem here is that the Buccaneers have already hired Jim Bates as their defensive coordinator.
…The Buccaneers named Jim Bates their new defensive coordinator on Thursday.
Bates has a track record – and, perhaps more importantly, a coaching make-up – that suggests he can guide the Bucs to similarly lofty heights. That’s why he was specifically targeted by the Bucs’ new management and why the team is thrilled to have him as a new anchor on the coaching staff.
Looks like for this rumor to be true, Trgovac would have to accept a position other than defensive coordinator.