Gerald McCoy’s Sixth Defensive Line CoachJanuary 6th, 2014
There have been all kinds of voices inside Gerald McCoy’s head. Entering his fourth NFL season, McCoy will now answer to his sixth defensive line coach.
There was Todd Wash, Grady Stretz, Keith Millard, Bryan Cox and Randy Melvin, and now, via various reports, Lovie Smith has hired Joe Cullen as defensive line coach.
Cullen was with the Browns last season, has coached in Jacksonville, and worked under Rod Marinelli in Detroit.
Sadly, he’s best known for his naked trip to Wendy’s in 2006.
It seems like Cullen is long past his alcohol troubles. That’s great. And Joe’s always pleased to see a guy straighten things about before his career is ruined.
Joe’s excited for McCoy to dive into the teachings of the Lovie regime. Surely they will frown upon the wacky line stunts McCoy was forced to engage in far too often, and Joe’s got the utmost confidence Lovie can get the most out of McCoy.
Joe keeps hearing fans talk about how Lovie will craft and build a defense around Darrelle Revis. Well, Joe’s sure the priority will be maximizing McCoy, Lavonte David and the front-7.
Lovie is from that Father Dungy school, where it all starts up front.