But why not a few more? After all, now that Joe Philbin has taken his talents to South Beach, and Brad Childress and Jerry Gray seem far from the lead-pack (if there even is such a thing), why not throw in a few extra candidates?
Here are three coaches that have so far been bypassed by the Bucs in their search for the next man at the helm.
I know what you're thinking. It's only Sean Payton and Drew Brees' offense. But that's not even close to the truth.
While Payton does call the plays, this year Pete Carmichael, Jr. got his first taste of of play-calling while Payton nursed a leg injury. In that stint, Carmichael, Jr. certainly impressed.
Carmichael, Jr. was right in the middle of it, helping formulate an offense that created mismatches and confusion all over the field.
Since he is a quarterback guru, he could help the Bucs build around Josh Freeman.
Carmichael, Jr. is already a candidate for the Indianapolis head coaching job and may be the guy they're looking for to help develop Andrew Luck.
With or without interest from Tampa Bay, Carmichael, Jr. will have a head coaching job soon.
Richard Bisaccia is high on energy, discipline, and passion. In the second half of the 2011 season, the Buccaneers lost those three qualities.
Hiring Bisaccia, the former special teams coach of the 2002-2003 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, would be a step towards bringing that championship style back.
While Bears special teams coach Dave Toub has gotten some love in the coaching searches, Bisaccia has not been pursued.
But that's not a bad thing.
The Bucs get a do-over. Hopefully they go with the best special teams coach in all of football, a guy that has worked with defensive backs, and a guy that brings winning leadership.
For those who may have not heard the name Marc Trestman, I don't blame you. After all, he has been coaching in the Canadian Football League since 2008.
But Trestman has garnered interest from NFL teams over the past couple of seasons, and now that he has a few years of head coaching experience, albeit in the CFL, there is no doubt he deserves consideration for an NFL head coaching position.
He won coach of the year in Montreal and also won the Grey Cup, the championship of the CFL. But what Trestman did before becoming Montreal's head coach is more impressive.
Trestman spent 19 years in the NFL, mostly as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In Arizona, he developed Jake Plummer into one of the best quarterbacks in the league. In his first year with the Cardinals they won nine games after losing 12 the year before.
Before his playoff trip with Arizona, Trestman was in Detroit, where the Lions improved from 5-11 to 9-7 with a playoff appearance.
Trestman has worked under Bud Grant, Jon Gruden, Marty Schottenheimer, and Jimmy Johnson.
He was the quarterbacks coach that developed Bernie Kosar at the University of Miami, where Trestman was a national champion in 1983.
Trestman is the real deal, why wouldn't a team like Tampa Bay take a shot at him?
The Colts have already shown interest, and now it's time for the Bucs to do the same.