A Marinelli LookMay 30th, 2014
Lovie Smith hardly has a coaching staff full of throwback Buccaneers like himself, but there are plenty of connections.
As hardcore Bucs fans know, defensive line coach and equal-opportunity screamer Joe Cullen is a disciple of former Bucs defensive line coach and assistant head coach Rod Marinelli, who was Lovie’s defensive right hand in Chicago after he ousted Ron Rivera.
In this excellent Buccaneers.com video, staff reporter-in-chief Scott Smith talks about the Marinelli look of the D-line drills, and you get to watch guys get after it.
Adrian Clayborn appears to be sporting a leaner look in the Tuesday practice video.
McCoy also talks a bit about his vocal leadership role. The presence of established and accomplished veterans like McCoy, Clinton McDonald and Michael Johnson really has Joe believing the Bucs will give their young defensive linemen every possible chance, and give them the benefit of any doubt, when it comes time to name a final roster.
Guys like Will Gholston, Steven Means, Akeem Spence, Euclid Cummings and Chaz Sutton likely have more potential of blossoming under their veteran mentors than, say, Da’Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn.