The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start their offensive coordinator search by interviewing recently-fired head coaches and coordinators. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, they'll interview 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Jets coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and former Bears head coach Marc Trestman, in addition to Falcons coordinator Dirk Koetter whose candidacy was reported yesterday. The list also includes Chiefs assistant Brad Childress and former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.
That's a pretty varied list of coordinators, with Greg Roman, Brad Childress, Marty Morninhweg and Marc Trestman being West Coast Offense disciples, but all of them with a different approach to the game. Roman has incorporated a lot of read-option elements recently, and tends to rely on a downhill running game as the foundation of the offense. Childress is more of a short-passing guy who passes to set up the run, while Trestman tries to find balance and does a very good job defining reads for his quarterback.
Rob Chudzinski and Dirk Koetter are closer to the Air Coryell side of the tree, with both emphasizing a vertical passing game. Chudzinski has experience with incoporating the read-option into his offense when he coached Cam Newton for two years and relied heavily on that scheme. He's also renowned for developing tight ends. Koetter is closer to a traditional pro-style coach.
There's a good chance the Bucs will also look to interview a few college coordinators, as Lovie Smith hinted at that possibility in his final press conference.