Dave Canales headed to  Tampa Bay as Buccaneers OC

Former Seahawks assistant Dave Canales is leaving the Seahawks to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Offensive Coordinator. Canales spent the last 13 years with the Seahawks serving multiple roles on the offensive side of the ball. In 2013 Canales was the quarterback assistant coach and offensive quality control coach then in 2015 Canales was promoted to receivers coach then moved back to quarterbacks coach n 2018. In 2020 and 2021 Canales was the Hawks’ passing game coordinator and last year he moved back to quarterbacks coach.

KNOWLEDGE OF QUARTERBACKS

In his tenure with the Seahawks  Canales worked with Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, and  Drew Lock.

“We are excited to announce Dave Canales as our new offensive coordinator,”  Buccaneers Head Coach Todd Bowles said in a statement. “I want to thank the various candidates that we interviewed throughout this very thorough process. Dave has done a great job in a variety of roles with Seattle the past 13 years and he brings a passion for coaching and an energy level that players just seem to respond to. He has played a significant part in the development and growth of many Seahawks players who have contributed to their offensive success over the past decade, and I look forward to seeing what he will do with our players on offense. The more we talked, the more it became apparent that we are very similar in how we approach the game, and I am confident that he will find a way to maximize our strengths on offense.”

The irony of the move is as of right now neither Seattle or Tampa has a designated starting quarterback for the upcoming season. Geno Smith and Drew Lock are free agents and the retirement of Tom Brady left the Bucs without a starting quarterback.

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