Bucs Coaching Staff Is Complete
February 10, 2013 at 11:54pm by Scott • 2 Comments »
The Bucs have finally finished off their coaching hires, assuming no one else gets fired here in the next few weeks. Anyone on their staff who doesn’t have a Rutgers pedigree should probably keep that resumé updated just in case.
Among the previously unknown changes is the hiring of new linebackers coach Robb Smith, the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Rutgers last season. Smith replaces Bob Fraser, who now carries the title of assistant defensive coordinator.
The linebackers were one of the better groups last season, so of course let’s change their coaching. At least the guy who coached them is still there, but what is an assistant defensive coordinator? I’ve never heard of that before. Is the Greg Schiano defense so complicated that the defensive coordinator can’t handle it on his own? And is Butch Davis still around as a defensive consultant? And is any of this going to help them not give up several miles of passing yards this year?
If you’re like me (and you really should be — it’s fucking awesome), you were pissed off when you read the above because you thought Bryan Cox was the linebackers coach, but he wasn’t.
The Bucs also changed the title of defensive assistant Bryan Cox, giving him the role of pass-rush specialist. Cox served as front-seven coach in 2012.
I think Schiano is just making up job titles at this point. I would like to apply for the Assistant in charge of Dry Erase Markers position. Anytime he wants to draw up a play on a whiteboard, BAM! There I am with any color marker he wants. Thick, thin, the kind that smell like fruit, whatever. I’ll have them in belts across my chest like Pancho Villa. Think about it, Greg. For a man who is obsessed with details, can you afford NOT to do it?