Ask the Expert: Jerry Angelo

by Gary Shelton on November 19, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Thursday, 6 a.m.

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to with "ask the expert'' in the subject line. The most interesting question will be selected.

How come NFL coaches are able to negotiate guaranteed relatively long term contracts, when often times they are fired with multiple years of compensation still due them — e.g. John Gruden and Greg Schiano?

Scott Myers

It all depends on what they have to do to sign their coach. Sometimes they get into a situation where they are competing for a coach with another team. It’s no different from free agency. It becomes a bidding war to some degree.

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