For several years, Dave Canales has been a key offensive assistant for the Seattle Seahawks. But after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired him as their new offensive coordinator, he’ll now be doing something he never did while he was in Seattle – call plays.
The fact that Dave Canales has such limited experience calling plays sets up a rather concerning situation for the Buccaneers heading into next season. Not only are they transitioning away from the greatest and most accomplished quarterback of all time following Tom Brady’s retirement, but now they’ll be handing over the offense to a first-time play-caller.
But it sounds like Canales is up to the task.
“I really respect the play-calling position,” Canales said according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I respect how hard it is. I respect the skill that the guys that I worked for [have], that they had to have the mastery of the game plan and the call sheet. I know that I’m going to take some lumps and have to learn my lessons along the way, but I’ll learn quick. I am a quick study.”
We’ll have to wait and see how this works out for the Buccaneers.