BSPN: Marinelli, Tedford Are Bucs CoordinatorsJanuary 2nd, 2014
Now Joe is starting to get excited. The all-knowing ultimate NFL insider Adam Schefter of BSPN just Twittered news that will leave Bucs fans chugging beers deep into the first night of the 2014 calendar year.
It seems former college quarterback guru Jeff Tedford, and former Bears defensive coordinator and former Bucs defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, will indeed be coming to the Bucs to join Lovie Smith, newly hired Bucs coach.
@AdamSchefter: Former Cal coach Jeff Tedford will be Lovie Smith’s OC, and Rod Marinelli will be the Bucs’ defensive coordinator, ESPN is reporting.
The Marinelli move may be the best hire the Bucs have made since Rachel Watson. Joe simply cannot express in coherent words just how good of a hire this is. Just on this and this alone, inking Smith was a great move by Team Glazer.
Joe just wonders how Team Glazer got Jerry Jones to release Marinelli from his contract? Unlike what Bucs fans want to believe, you cannot just cherry-pick coaches who are under contract. Joe is just going to guess that Team Glazer bought out Marinelli’s contract for a hefty piece of change. It will be interesting to see what the ransom was.
Now as far as Tedford, Joe is intrigued but very, very, very cautious. Joe will have much more about Tedford in the morning.
You can bet your rear end Gerald McCoy is going to totally blow up and whatever Da’Quan Bowers has in the tank, Marinelli will squeeze every last drop out of him.
As Hyman Roth famously said in “Godfather II” as his muscle was handing out pieces of birthday cake, “Enjoy!”