Robert McClain Will Start At Nickel Corner

September 15th, 2017

“Bobby Mac” wins a starting gig.

It was a battle — and it’s over.

Speaking today on the Buccaneers Radio Network, winning head coach Dirk Koetter said veteran cornerback Robert McClain, a late spring signing who played for Carolina and San Diego last season, won the nickel corner job.

The 29-year-old started in the Super Bowl for the Panthers and played years for Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith in Atlanta.

“Bobby Mac,” as Koetter calls him, beat out Javien Elliott after Hey Jude Adjei-Barimah was lost with a knee injury.

Koetter added McClain “was always one of my favorite players.”

9 Responses to “Robert McClain Will Start At Nickel Corner”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    a Pro…

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Good for Bobby Mac. shall Grimes or hargraves goes down I think he will be the primary sub with Elliott playing slot.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is this when the whining begins about Ryan Smith……and Tmax makes some unrelated dig at GMC?
    Or….better yet, Lovie canning Revis!!!

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Well Bobby Mac has experience…after playing in the SB the bright lights are not going to faze him.

    I do not know much about Javien Elliott. Perhaps he will grow into a good player.
    But my only memory was cursing the TV twice during that first Bengals game…as he took bad angles and totally overran plays…I kept thinking who is wearing that number? Then I discovered it was Elliott!!!!

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Tampabaybucfan – Ryan Smith is awful, the Bucs had better hope he doesn’t see playing time all year because if he does he will single handedly lose games for them.

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Been saying that from the day he showed up. Good call.

  7. teachermn777 Says:

    An artist and a selfless dad.

    God bless you brother!!!

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    In the age of big recievers, we field 3 cbs that are 5’9″.
    Grimes can pull it off- the man has springs for legs! Hes an incredible talent!

    Just seems dangerous. A team with no pass rusher, and a small defensive backfield.

    Time will tell. We could be seeing a lot of Jump balls throw against us

  9. getaclue Says:

    Our 5’9″ cbs play taller. When we had bigger corners we couldn’t stop a slant. They will be hearing Ward’s footsteps when they go up to catch it now too