Bucs Transition 2 Former Players To Coaching Staff


The Bucs had been capable of preserve their Tremendous Bowl teaching employees collectively this offseason minus one defection. Offensive assistant Antwaan Randle El departed for Detroit to turn out to be the Lions extensive receivers coach.

On Wednesday, Tampa Bay named his alternative in Thaddeus Lewis, who will function the staff’s assistant receivers coach. The Bucs additionally formally introduced the hiring of former heart A.Q. Shipley as an offensive assistant working with the offensive line.
Lewis stays in Tampa Bay after spending the 2020 NFL season as a consultant of the Invoice Walsh teaching fellow program, throughout which he labored as an assistant to the offense. Previous to arriving in Tampa Bay, Lewis spent two years as an offensive analyst at UCLA below Chip Kelly from 2018-19.

The Opa-locka, Florida, native was a four-year starter at quarterback for Duke (2006-09), the place he set college information for profession passing yards (10,065) and passing touchdowns (67) and added 9 speeding touchdowns. He additionally set Duke’s program file for many consecutive go makes an attempt with out an interception at 206. He was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award – offered to the nation’s high quarterback – in his senior season in 2009. Lewis then went on to spend components of eight seasons within the NFL (2010-17) with the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Payments, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. He performed in seven profession video games, making six begins, recording 115 completions for 1,296 passing yards and 5 passing touchdowns, including one speeding landing.

Shipley begins his teaching profession with Tampa Bay after a 10-year NFL taking part in profession. He entered the league as a seventh-round choice (No. 226 general) of the Pittsburgh Steelers within the 2009 NFL Draft.

Shipley spent the 2009 season on the Steelers’ apply squad earlier than becoming a member of the Philadelphia Eagles’ apply squad in 2010 and remaining with the Eagles by means of the 2011 preseason. In 2012, Shipley joined the Indianapolis Colts, showing in 14 video games, with 5 begins. He was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, the place he appeared in all 16 video games, making 9 begins. Shipley then re-joined Indianapolis in 2014, taking part in in 15 video games, with 5 begins for the Colts. He then spent 5 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2015-19 earlier than spending his remaining season with Tampa Bay in 2020, taking part in in 5 video games, with two begins.

For his profession, Shipley performed in 110 profession common season video games, with 72 begins, and two postseason contests. He performed for Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Arizona and Tampa Bay, masking eight of his years spent within the NFL. The Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, native performed collegiately at Penn State.

Data from the Bucs public relations division was used on this report.


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