BUCCING BELICHICK? The Buccaneers continued their search for a coach, interviewing Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick for nearly three hours yesterday.
Belichick said his meeting with owner Hugh Culverhouse and administrator Phil Krueger "went fine.
"That's the only comment I can make at this time. I just feel that any comments on jobs should come from the teams that have the jobs, not the candidates."
Earlier this week, Belichick was interviewed by the Browns. He's the fourth coach to have formal discussions with the Buccaneers, who fired Ray Perkins on Dec. 3.
Interim coach Richard Williamson also is being considered, and the other candidates are former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan and Dolphins assistant Gary Stevens.
Bill Walsh turned down the job to remain with NBC. Ryan and Stevens were interviewed on Thursday. When Walsh rejected the position on Wednesday, Culverhouse said he hoped to name a coach within a week. Yesterday team officials would not say if other interviews are planned.
FOOT(BALL) IN MOUTH: Giants Coach Bill Parcells says he's sorry for putting down Buffalo on a New York radio station.
During a call-in show on Wednesday on WFAN, Parcells was asked if he felt bad for Bills kicker Scott Norwood, who missed a last-second field goal try that would have won the Super Bowl.
"No, the only thing I feel bad about is that he has to live in Buffalo," Parcells said.
The coach later told the Buffalo News, "As soon as I said it, I said to myself, 'Parcells, you've got to be stupid.'
"We were just joking. I've said the same thing about Newark, and I've said the same thing about my home town, Hackensack."
NEW JERSEY'S OTHER: The Jets obtained their second offensive linemen in two days when they acquired Irv Eatman from the Chiefs for DL Ron Stallworth.
On Thursday, New York picked up Seahawks OT Ron Mattes. Eatman was a four-year starter for Kansas City until losing his job after a preseason knee injury.
Stallworth played mostly left end for the Jets last season, his second, registering 29 tackles and one sack.
RAMS TO COWBOYS: Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson named Rams assistant Norv Turner offensive coordinator, hoping to spark an offense ranked among the NFL's worst for two seasons.
Turner replaces Dave Shula, demoted on Jan. 9 to receivers coach and passing game coordinator. On Tuesday, Shula became receivers coach of the Bengals.
Turner said he talked to Rams Coach John Robinson and offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese before accepting the offer.
"Both of them said when this job became available: 'That's a hell of an opportunity. Go for that one,' " said Turner, 38, an assistant with the Rams for six seasons, including the last four as receivers and tight ends coach.
"Besides knowing what he can do, I think his style fits our offense," Johnson said.
Turner said he would introduce Zampese's offense in Dallas, something Johnson said would benefit QB Troy Aikman. The Rams finished third in passing in the NFL last season and fourth in 1989.