Bucs Hire Crazy Bryan Cox

February 17th, 2012

Now this news has brought a smile to Joe’s face.

Per NFL insider Adam Schefter, he Twittered a short while ago that the Bucs are expected to bring Bryan Cox in as a defensive assistant.

Tampa Bay also is expected to hire Bryan Cox as defensive asst coach.

Joe has followed Cox since his days in high school. He grew up not far from Joe, under very different circumstances. Joe’s a child of the corn. Cox grew up in a true definition of a “hood,” East St. Louis, Ill.

Cox is simply crazy and loyal to a fault. He’s from the Bill Parcells/Bill Belicheat tree, having played for the former and coached for the latter.

Cox is crazy. There are many stories about how Cox is a good guy, but nuts. Joe’s favorite is when he signed with the Bears (whoops, there’s that Dave Wannstedt connection again), Cox showed up for his introductory press conference wearing a Blues jersey.

For those from the Midwest, you can understand how that went over with the Chicago types.

Cox is not known for keeping his intense, outspoken feelings to himself. To put it bluntly, Quincy Black is in for a very, very, very rude awakening, which may just be what he needs.

UPDATE: Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, he Twittered Cox has indeed been hired.

32 Responses to “Bucs Hire Crazy Bryan Cox”

  1. Dave Says:

    AWESOME. If he can not get the LBs to be fired up and intense then they are all worthless

  2. SensibleBuc Says:

    YES!!! Dude is LITERALLY a crazy person and was a heck of an LB. Wasn’t the most talented guy but still overachieved.

  3. Joe Says:


    Guys like that overachieve because of their wits and their heart, two attributes Joe has yet to see with Quincy Black.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    Love this hire. Good luck Quincy!

  5. Sander Says:

    Don’t know why everyone’s assuming he’s going to coach Black. He’s been a defensive line coach and pass rush coach his entire coaching career.

  6. Dave Says:


    We assumed he would be with the LBs. Either way, I am sure he will have a tendancy to get in ANYONES face on the defense if they are not going all out or making stupid mistakes.

  7. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Joe

    You couldn’t resist could you? LMAO. Good form.

  8. FlBoy84 Says:

    Forgot that I saw him at One Buc the other day as well. Definitely like the thought of him coaching up our defense. He was a beast in his playing days and still looks like he could strap the pads on and show Black & Hayes how to tackle.

  9. Buddhaboy Says:

    i remember when that crazy dude came out of the tunnel in buffalo flipping the bird to the whole stadium…….Holy cahones that dude had. Just what this team needs, some attitude

  10. k1ngAdroc Says:

    Great pickup for the D that will demand immediate respect from our LB’s…. We need that intensity and like Joe said, these “loafers” better watchout!!! ((lookin at you Quincy and Geno))

  11. NeanderthalMan Says:

    Love it if they would hired Warren Sapp as well. With Cox and Sapp I can just imagine the youngrys in the conner crying for Mommy.

  12. Larry Says:

    What part of the local IL cornfields is Joe from?

  13. kh Says:

    always loved Bryan Cox as a player, that dude ate nails for breakfast, he’s still probably harder than anyone on our defense.

  14. RastaMon Says:

    Love the “Good Cop…Bad Cop” make up of the whole defensive staff….Davis on down…Bwhahahaaha….no AzzClowns need apply


    I like it.

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  17. RastaMon Says:

    High Def….

  18. GenocideD Says:

    Love this hire! No more giving up on plays and slacking. Or at least I wouldn’t be if I saw Cox standing on the sideline, arms crossed, glaring at me. yAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAr!
    Bring back our genocide Defense!

  19. RastaMon Says:

    No more HC smoking and joking with the opponents during offical reviews….as the team is getting it’s collective azz kicked….

  20. barton1017 Says:

    i love it!!!!!!!!!! im from St. louis and i must say Go Blues,,, and GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. barton1017 Says:

    man im gettin so xcited for this year, and as far as my last post, my favorite Eastern Confrence hockey team happens to be the Bolts, Stamkos is the man-kos!!! sorry for the typos lol

  22. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Cox is like Hardy Nickerson and Ray Lewis combined, as far as attitude goes.
    He will take NO Chit or excuses for a lack of smart, physical play.
    Tampa used to be feared, but we have been known as a soft team lately.

  23. Thomas 2.2.. Says:

    [LOL Come on Thomas, don’t you think it’s a little much to suggest a new defensive coach physically attack a linebacker, a safety, a cornerback and have repeated assaults on a tight end the first day he meets the team? — Joe]

    He may then seek out Joe for calling him crazy.

    This team is full of thugs that men like Cox smack around.

  24. Thomas 2.2.. Says:


    Of course we are soft! Pop star tried to build our defense around a player nicknamed Softy. You know the same one said “can’t live soft and fight hard.”

  25. jb Says:

    I LOVE IT! Just what we needed!

  26. stevek Says:

    Love this hire! This guy is mean, I would draft Burifict in Round 2 and let this beast get that beast in line.

  27. Luther Says:

    The only guy crazier than Brian Cox during that time may have been Greg LLoyd

  28. Thomas 2.2.. Says:

    Of course that was figurative and in jest, Joe.

  29. Garv Says:

    I thought for a minute it was April 1, draft in a few weeks. But Nooooooooooo.
    I have to admit, this one is a complete surprise.

  30. holymoly Says:

    Bucs need a “crazy man” to pump life into this defense . Good hire

  31. adam from ny Says:

    cox was an ill dude…he was all illed out in the head….imagine there was a book called the “brian cox diaries”….it would be insanity at its purest form….he was always rocking the bugged out neck guard as well….no one would say sh*t to his face so he figured to protect the neck so someone wouldn’t blindside him and yoke up his neck a la peyton manning

    adam from ny

  32. adam from ny Says:

    dude was abnormal….if a scientific study was done his brain would come up precisely “abnormal.”…we need some twitched up guy like him ready to b*tch slap a linebacker or two when they play like scrubs

    adam from ny