Marty Schottenheimer is good fit for Buccaneers

Mon, Jan 9
Marty Schottenheimer
Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibraryMarty Schottenheimer boasts a 200-186-1 career record ... not including all those playoff wins.

It's been reported that the Tampa Bay Bucs will interview Marty Schottenheimer on Tuesday for their head-coaching position. Schottenheimer, 68, hasn't been a head coach in the NFL since he was let go by the Chargers after leading San Diego to a 14-2 record in the 2006 season. A few reasons Tampa Bay may be interested in Schottenheimer:

• Chuck Knox was unavailable.

• Bucs are giddy to see his Virginia Destroyers UFL championship ring.

• Folks around Tampa can call him "that young guy."

• "MartyBall" sounds way cooler than "ShermanBall."

• If he's almost twice the age of Raheem Morris, he's gotta be twice as good, right?

• He already looks like John McKay.

• He'll get a chance (again) to not talk to A.J. Smith when the Chargers come to town in 2012.

• Ronde Barber has always wanted to run the "Oklahoma drill."