Warren Sapp In Keith Millard’s CornerFebruary 9th, 2011
Often on the NFL Network — available on televisions across the land owned by real men — Sapp waxes poetic on his former line coach with the Bucs. That’s current Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
So last night after Joe learned of the hiring of new defensive line coach Keith Millard, Joe was doing some research and, while tooling around Millard’s website, Joe came across a testimony from Sapp on the virtues of Millard, who coached Sapp in Sapp’s final NFL days in Oakland.
“Keith Millard is one of only two coaches (Rod Marinelli- Bears) who has the knowledge and skill, plus the temperament to coach, teach and prepare the defensive lineman of today’s NFL landscape. Those looking for a teacher as well as a fellow hunter to attack offenses, just take a look and I guarantee you will love what you see. It was a pleasure to work with Keith for three years.”
That’s high praise coming from one of the game’s best. Joe has yet to find or come across anyone who played for Marinelli that doesn’t rave about the man. If Millard is in the same class, that’s very good news for the Bucs.
Could it be that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik hit yet another home run? Dude is encroaching Albert Pujols territory if he keeps this up.