In my first season ending wish list for the Buccaneers, this was wish number one.
1. Replace Todd Wash (Defensive Line Coach) and Casey Bradley (Linebackers Coach) with ex-Bucs coaches Rod Marinelli (Defensive Line) and Joe Barry (Linebackers Coach).
It appears as though the Seahawks are going to help us out in this regard. They have signed Casey “Gus” Bradley to be the Defensive Coordinator for new head coach Jim Mora’s staff.
It was being reported that the Bucs were interested in bringing back ex-Linebacker coach, Joe Barry, but Barry instead signed on Gus Bradley’s staff and will be the Linebackers coach there.
I would have loved to have Barry back, especially after hearing all week that new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris wanted it to happen, and reading these comments earlier in the week:
“To have a chance to come back here would be unbelievable,” Barry said Tuesday night from his condo in Madeira Beach. “This is the place we used to call Mecca. That was a special time and we did a lot of great things. If an opportunity came about here where I could come back, I’d cherish it.”
I wonder what changed in the last 7 days.