Randy Melvin Retained As Defensive Line Coach

January 18th, 2013

“Randy, if you can mold Gerald McCoy into a Pro Bowler, you are my man.”

Despite a PewterReport.com report this week that claimed the Bucs had parted ways with defensive line coach Randy Melvin, the Bucs plan on retaining him at his same position.

Both Joe, confirming independently through a trusted Bucs front office source, and Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, are reporting Melvin has not been fired.

In fact, Melvin, unless he seeks employment elsewhere, will be coaching the Bucs defensive line in 2013.

Additionally, there are several reports that confirm longtime Schiano confidant John McNulty has been hired to replace the void left by Ron Turner as the Bucs quarterback coach, a move that had been speculated.

19 Responses to “Randy Melvin Retained As Defensive Line Coach”

  1. IheartTheBucs Says:

    i guess this is good

  2. MVPFreeman Says:

    Ah joe, when will you stop listening to those PR clowns.


  3. ShayneGoodfellow Says:

    I think when a position group struggles, its great to get a new coach in for a fresh start. Our D-line was not good enough last year and honestly sucked at getting to the QB. We need more sacks, I’m not sure retaining Melvin is the best thing for our group, I guess only time will tell though.. hope he proves me wrong and gets our buc players to give QB’s next year nightmares

  4. voice of reason Says:

    great news on mcnulty!

  5. Miracle Says:

    I hope McNulty gets our WR coach position. Arizona had quality wide receivers. Last year, he was QB coach and there was nothing good there. It was actually really bad.

    I put McNulty in the same category as our DB coach this year. Had horrible talent to work with but somehow made them even worse.

    It could’ve been talent but I’d rather hire him at WR where he’s proven successful.

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    Admittedly I don’t know much about McNulty,

    Has he done anything notable with any QB’s in the NFL?

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Raphael called this at the end of the season.

  8. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    The only thing that concerns me is that McNulty is coming to us as the previous QB coach of the much heralded Arizona Cardinals.

  9. grif4foozball Says:

    @ have,he also called dibbs on Freemans jock strap!

  10. kgh Says:

    We all suspected mcnulty of coming on board,however, should he be coaching the QBs? He didn’t have have much success last season with as cardinals QB coach. Randy Melvin was probably retained for continuity.

  11. Scott Says:

    McNulty was the QB coach for the worst duo of QB’s in the league…Skelton and Kolb suck out loud!

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    Was it more of a lack of talent at the QB position in Arizona that was the issue or was it coaching?

  13. Brandon Says:

    The bad news about McNulty is that he coached the Cardinals QBs last season and the Cards were the worst in the league at throwing the football. The good news is that if Sullivan were to leave in the future, McNulty will be in position to take over and at least from a terminology and emphasis standpoint, should be seamless.

    Larry Fitzgerald thought so much of McNulty as a WRs coach a few years back that he took him to the Pro Bowl with him. Considering he has a ton of experience as an OC, QB coach, and WR coach under Schiano. At the very least we know we are getting a guy that Schiano really wanted.

    On the other hand, I’m starting to get the feeling that Schiano only wants his guys and doesn’t want guys with more experience than him to run anything. He seems to want a bunch of minions instead of thinkers who might second guess him or undermine his authority. I think that is why Rod Marinelli and Ron Meeks haven’t been discussed for any purpose by the Bucs.

  14. Brandon Says:

    PRBucFan Says:

    January 18th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Was it more of a lack of talent at the QB position in Arizona that was the issue or was it coaching?


    I think it started with extremely poor talent and injuries at OLine for the Cards. They also had tons of injuries at RB and simply could not run the ball. The QBs were bad to begin with, blame the personnel department (Whisenhunt) for giving up a king’s ransom for a QB that looked merely decent in 5 career starts before acquiring him.

    Kolb didn’t look particularly dominating as an Eagle despite an excellent offensive coaching mind and great weapons around him. How the Eagles acquired a 2nd round pick AND an excellent CB in Rodgers-Cromartie was baffling at the time, and humorous now.

  15. PRBucFan Says:


    i would have to agree

    That’s what i’m hoping was the case anyways

  16. Macabee Says:


    In the last paragraph of your first post, I think you have just given the definition of the “Schiano Way”!

  17. George Says:

    Bitch and moan, bitch and moan. Everybody knows better than the coach.

  18. MVPFreeman Says:

    I do know a lot more than your typical NFL position coach, George, just to let you know. Instead of coaching though, I choose to sit here and bitch about people that I’ll never meet. *moan*

  19. Piratic Says:

    The only clown here is you. For you to call out Pewter Report is simply ignorant, or you have an axe to grind. Either way, it’s clownish.
    Since you “know more than your typical position coach” one would think that you had better takes than these. smh