Marty Schottenheimer is believed to be among the candidates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The former NFL coach is among the five men mentioned by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen to potentially succeed Raheem Morris.
Should he land the job, it would not be a stretch to assume he would want to bring in his son Brian Schottenheimer to serve as an assistant on his staff.
It has long been thought the “N” in NFL stands for nepotism.
And while it would be a longshot for Marty Ball to make its return to the league by way of the Buccaneers, stranger things have happened.
The younger Schottenheimer is on the hot seat with the New York Jets. By letting him go to the Bucs to work with his father, the Jets organization would save on the remaining two years on his contract.
It would be a win-win for both parties — even if it’s a longshot to actually happen.
Also in the running per Mort are Brad Childress, Mike Sherman and Mike Zimmer.
Wade Phillips is also scheduled to interview with the Buccaneers this week.
Again, this is purely speculation, but not out of the realm of possibility. But judging by the temperament in New York this is one Hail Mary the front office is hoping to complete.