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Posted on: February 17, 2012 3:48 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Report: Bucs to hire Bill Sheridan as DC

By Josh Katzowitz

Bill Sheridan hasn’t had much success in the NFL recently, getting fired as the Giants defensive coordinator after the 2009 season and then coaching linebackers on the ill-fated 2011 Dolphins squad.

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Actually,  he was recently hired to Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State, but now, he’s leaving that job to go work for the Buccaneers.

Which is great news for a guy whose squad allowed 427 points, the second-most ever allowed by a Giants squad, in his only year as the defensive coordinator.

The Lantern, Ohio State’s student paper, broke the news and wrote that the school confirmed Sheridan is leaving the Buckeyes program.

Sheridan will join a franchise that now includes Butch Davis as an advisor to Schiano, Mike Sullivan as the offensive coordinator and former 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye as an offensive assistant.

Also, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bucs also will hire former Dolphins linebacker Bryan Cox as a defensive assistant.

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Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:50 am
 

Stroud looking to be reborn

M. Stroud hopes to be reborn in New England (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Playing the last three seasons with the Bills, DT Marcus Stroud has almost been an afterthought.

His first sevens with the Jaguars, Stroud – a former first-round pick – was a solid defender when he stayed healthy, and though his stats remained consistent while in Buffalo, the Bills were terrible, Stroud was playing in a new defense (he had to switch from the 4-3 to the 3-4) and he was thought to be nearing the end of his career.

Now that he’s signed with the Patriots, though, he’s hoping for a career resurrection. It’s because he’s seen players like Rodney Harrison and Bryan Cox arrive in New England on the downside of their careers and then find success with the Patriots.

“I’ve seen the trend,” Stroud told the Boston Herald . “You have guys who are in the same situation I’m in, who some people may deem washed up or on his last legs. And then they end up going to New England and having a lot of success for another two, three, four years. That’s what I’m looking at. I know how my body feels right now. It’s just a matter of getting in shape and being ready. I promise you, I will do that.”

Not all veterans find success with the Patriots (I’m looking at you Torry Holt, Joey Galloway and Adalius Thomas), and if Stroud really doesn’t have much juice left in his body, the club hasn’t committed much guaranteed money to him (though, according to the paper, he could make as much as $4 million during the next two seasons if he hits his incentives).

But remember the Bills no longer wanted him, cutting him for the benefit of younger players, and he is coming off shoulder surgery. Stroud remains confident, though.

“This definitely gives me a chance to go out and play and prove that I still got a lot of good years of football left,” Stroud said. “I know how to play ball, and I know I still got a lot of good ball left.”

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Posted on: February 21, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Bryan Cox joins Dolphins coaching staff

Posted by Andy BenoitB. Cox (US Presswire)

A familiar face is back in Miami: long-time Dolphins linebacker Bryan Cox is rejoining the organization as a pass-rush coach. Cox spent the first five of his 12 NFL seasons in Miami. More recently, he’s served as an assistant for the Browns (’09-’10) and Jets (’06-’08).

Cox has coached defensive linemen in Cleveland and New York. As Miami’s pass-rush coach, he’ll work with defensive ends and, more directly, the outside linebackers. Cameron Wake is the headline pass-rusher for the Fins. But Wake, who’s in his late 20’s, is essentially a finished product at this point. Thus, Cox’s most important work could be with Koa Misi, a second-round pick from a year ago.

It was in Miami where Cox established his rough-around-the-edges reputation. He turned personal fouls into a work of art. And he was a perennial league leader in postgame interview bleep-outs. Cox’s temper has abated as a coach (at least we think it has – there haven’t been any stories about lunacy or meltdowns). Still, he’ll always be one of those leaders who is credited for “bringing a lot of fire” to the table.

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