The Rumor Mill Is Heating Up In Tampa

And here you thought that rumor mill would be dominated by the likes of Washington, Cleveland, and Chicago. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making their claim to have the most rumors circulated about their organization. And some think that the Glazers are loving every minute of it.

And who wouldn’t? Especially when Bill Cowher is involved in those rumors.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers officials have reached out to former Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher about possibly coaching the team in 2010, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Bucs have tried to gauge Cowher’s interest should they decide to make a move regarding Raheem Morris, who has endured a difficult first season as head coach. But Cowher’s stance through this season has been clear: He will not interview for any jobs during the season and will not talk about any positions that aren’t already vacant.

The Bucs declined to comment about this situation after being contacted Saturday.

Since the Bucs won’t respond, Morris was forced to. And from his comments, he knows just as little as we do.

If a Bill Cowher rumor wasn’t enough, the Bucs are rumored to be looking to a blast from the past for a front office position.

Some within the organization believe that former Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, who used to coach the Bucs and still resides in Tampa, ultimately could be asked to return in a team president-type role in the vein of Bill Parcells (Miami Dolphins) or Mike Holmgren (Cleveland Browns). However, Dungy has said he is content with his ministry work and broadcasting career after he retired from his job as the Indianapolis Colts’ coach following the 2008 season.

Cowher? Dungy? In the same organization? I tell you what, the Bucs may not be winning much on the field, but they’re certainly winning in the rumor mill department.

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