The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be well-represented at this year’s East-West Shrine game. Per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, they’ll have seven assistants on the East coaching staff.
Bucs will have five assistants working on the East coaching staff at Shrine Game next week: Andrew Weidinger, Dave Borgonzi, Skyler Fulton, Zack Grossi and Chad Wade.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 12, 2018
Bucs will also have Danny Breyer and Joe Vaughn on the West coaching staff at Shrine Game, so seven total from Tampa Bay in St. Pete next week.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 12, 2018
None of those assistants are highly-placed, though. Dave Borgonzi’s the defensive quality control coach, Skyler Fulton an offensive assistant, Andrew Weidinger the assistant wide receivers and game management coach, Chad Wade the assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Zack Grossi the offensive quality control coach. On the West coaching staff, Danny Breyer is a Bucs defensive assistant, while Joe Vaughn is another assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Still, those coaches should be able to get a lot of inside information the Bucs on the prospective draft picks at the game. The East-West Shrine game isn’t the most prestigious post-season bowl game around, that’d be the Senior Bowl, but there’s usually some decent talent there, including a few potential Pro Bowlers.
The Bucs’ over-representation on that coaching staff may or may not have something to do with the game being played in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field. Who knows. If you want to watch it, the date is Saturday January 20.