Tom Clements to interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers per report

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements will interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later this week for the position of head coach. This will be the second Green Bay Packer the Bucs have requested to interview with them, after they approached Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin earlier today. The Green Bay Packers have one more coach who has been rumored to be a legitimate head coaching candidate in linebackers coach/assistant head coach Winston Moss.

Tom Clements is generally seen as the man responsible for developing Aaron Rodgers into the quarterback he is today, and Rodgers has frequently credited Clements' offseason work as key to his success. Under Clements, Rodgers significantly re-tooled his throwing mechanics.

Tom Clements himself was a professional quarterback, playing mostly in the Canadian Football League, spending one year in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs. As a coach he has mostly been a quarterbacks coach, except for a two-year stint as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005 under Mike Mularkey, with lackluster results. Clements has helped Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Elvis Grbac, Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox reach the Pro Bowl while also helping develop Matt Flynn.

While Tom Clements would certainly help develop Josh Freeman, it's unclear how he would do as a head coach. With just two years as a coordinator and no experience as a head coach despite his 58 years of age he certainly doesn't have the resume to suggest he'd be a good head coach.

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