More Interviews In Tampa Bay: Joe Philbin And Tom Clements Talk With The Buccaneers

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, right, watches practice with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer at their NFL football training camp , Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in Georgetown, Ky. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

As Jason , Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will according to a SportsCenter report by NFL Insider John Clayton. The early candidates for the job includes New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael (not related to Chuck) and Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray.

However lest we forget, Zimmer is very much in the running for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . In the mean time Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements with the Buccaneers and Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin .

There are upwards to nine candidates on Tampa Bay's , with Zimmer being one of the few defensive-minded coaches.

Our simple prediction is this: Zimmer will return next year with the Cincinnati Bengals. But if he's doesn't, then the favorite to become Cincinnati's newest defensive coordinator will be defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle.