Gerald McCoy’s Sixth Defensive Line Coach

January 6th, 2014

He once went through a Wendy’s drive-thru naked? Who hasn’t?

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.

24 Responses to “Gerald McCoy’s Sixth Defensive Line Coach”

  1. big007hed Says:

    From what I can find and read reactions from NFL ppl this seems to be a decent hire. He is a solid coach.

  2. Vic Says:

    Buccaneer Man

  3. Orlandobucfan Says:

    At some point do you as a player just say the hell with it, this guy will be gone next year I’ll just play to what I truly know my own strengths are.

  4. Rob Says:

    The Bucs desperately need continuity. That’s why I wanted to give Schiano one more shot at it… now that Smith is in, that’s great – but for God’s sake let’s give him 3 or 4 years before pulling the plug if he doesn’t win 10 games right out of the gate.

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This isn’t checkers. Self-taught players fail. They need good coaching.

  6. Macabee Says:

    A little additional info. Don’t know the guy but he’s part of the Lovie/Marinelli posse. Welcome aboard Joe!

  7. Brandon Says:

    That DUI arrest from 2006 made me remember his name. I think he had been popped before that as well. It certainly he seems he has left those days behind… it’s probably a good thing, too. Doesn’t Raheem still live in Tampa? We need to keep those two apart.

  8. joseph mamma Says:

    I think our defensive line is garbage, with the exception of Geraldini, of coarse. L. David had more sacks than either defensive end did. That ain’t right.

  9. Captain Stagger Says:

    On the bright side….that’s allot of knowledge the Dline has been exposed to. 6 coaches offering 6 different solutions to one problem.

  10. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Under Schiano and all of those crazy packages and schemes, its really hard to tell how good or bad the D-Line really is

  11. Dave Says:

    If they can get the discipline in place to hold gaps and not be play makers, leave that to the linebackers and strong safety, they will be good. I think we missed the boat this year with Gohlstein at DE. We could really be a solid D-Line with the right teachings. Get us a strong side LB and another CB (get rid of Johnson) and we will be strong personnel wise. Slot receiver with big play on the 7 yard slant plays, a healthy OL, and we could be there sooner than 2 years. BUT, must play offense to win. Cannot leave the defense on the field with a field goal to lose it, cause the good teams always win those games.

  12. Jon Says:

    Guy was busted driving naked thru Wendy’s. Fired numerous times. Good hire? I hope so.

  13. drbinshore Says:

    I wonder if Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier, and Cullen are going to use a tilted nose tackle or a square alignment….and how does Akeem Spence fit into the rotation?….I like the kid and I hope he stays and excels in the new scheme.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    New coaches….and soon to be new players….new scemes and hopefully soon to be wins!!!
    This might be the most exciting off season in Bucs history. Glazers will be open to anything Lovie wants!!!

  15. ROBERT6 Says:

    this whole coaching carousel is pretty sad.

    as someone before said. we need continuity!!

    Lovie I am on the fence about. He seems to have the level headed and player mentality. which is good. his Offense is NOT what we need and I have zero confidence that will change.

    The guy from MN… the Rock says. “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HIS NAME IS!” I don’t want anyone coaching who could not see what jfro was selling. WTF. yeah…WTF are they thinking????????????? and how was MN D? FML

    Now we have a D line coach who like to drive through for burgers naked and drunk!! again wtf? Perhaps someone of a lesser pay grade can be forgiven, but not at this level. INEXUSEABLE. Period.

    The new OC……another guy who we “HOPE” can translate to the pro’s.

    I give them 6 games this year and then I am canceling my Sunday Ticket subscription. and while we’re at it…it the tag football officiating continues I may so adios to the NFL all together.

    can I get an AMEN?

  16. bucfanjeff Says:

    Not excited.

    We’ll see.

  17. flmike Says:

    Wonder if he ordered a Frosty or a Baked Potato…

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    First non head coach so far, Tony Sparano as our O-Line coach 🙂

  19. Cali Buc Fan Says:

    While the Browns do play a 3-4 scheme, their 3 starting lineman (according to depth chart) combined for ***drumroll*** 3 sacks. Add in the backups and you get another 5.5.

  20. INVESTWAX Says:

    Considering how porous the D-line has been over GMC’s years with the Bucs, perhaps the newest D-line coach will be good for him.

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good players thrive in any system. Was it the best use to stunt? No, but GMC still managed to be a force on an otherwise weak line(Da’Quan and AC take note!).
    I implore fellow fans to temper their enthusiasm. While an overnite transformation would be awesome, Rome wasn’t built in a day. This could take some time. These players are veterans so hopefully it won’t take long.

  22. bucs55 Says:

    Bucs fan man

    that’s not tru Mccoy was struggling in the first few weeks to get a sack with all the stunts after the panthers game we changed the way we started using him and let him just go against the guard that’d when he started producing these numbers

  23. bucs55 Says:

    Mccoy 2 sacks inthe first 8 weeks after Warren Sapp started talking about how we were waiting his Tallent with those stunts they changed and let him just gap penetrate he is mentioned to be a gap penetrator in a 4-3 defense just like Sapp was

  24. Capt. Tim Says:

    Oh, who hasn’t driven thru Wendy’s drive thru naked?
    If he can get Bowers and Clayborn to be a force( which I expect, by the way),
    He can eat Steak at Berns naked, as far as I’m concerned!