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January 18, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
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Bucs Tab McNulty To Replace Turner As QB Coach

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The Buccaneers have hired former Arizona Cardinals and Rutgers assistant coach John McNulty to replace Ron Turner as Tampa Bay's QB coach. McNulty was denied by the Cardinals an opportunity to interview with the Buccaneers in 2012.
After being denied permission to interview former Arizona Cardinals assistant coach John McNulty last season for the offensive coordinator job, the Bucs settled on Giants’ receivers coach Mike Sullivan. The hire of Sullivan worked out well for Tampa Bay as the Bucs’ offense set several franchise records for production.

Now one year later, head coach Greg Schiano has finally added McNulty to his staff. According to ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas, McNulty will join Tampa Bay as the new quarterbacks coach, taking over for Ron Turner who left earlier this month to become the new head coach at FIU.

Yasinskas spoke to Bucs general manager Mark Dominik earlier on Friday.

“It’s an exciting hire for our coaching staff,’’ Dominik said. “He has a lot of respect in coaching circles. Coach Schiano knows him personally. He’ll work closely with (offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and (quarterback) Josh Freeman. He’s another great mind to work with our offense. He’s been a quarterbacks coach before, he’s been a receivers coach before and he’s called plays before. He’s a well-rounded offensive mind.’’

McNulty was Arizona’s wide receivers coach for three seasons after being hired on in 2009 and served as the Cardinal’s QB coach in 2012. McNulty came to Arizona after working five seasons at Rutgers, coaching the last three seasons as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks after originally joining the staff as the wide receivers coach in 2004. McNulty had six season’s of NFL experience with the Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2002) and Dallas Cowboys (2003) prior to joining Schiano at Rutgers.

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    GreatChoice GM-can't wait to see some more great changes.I think Tampa will get a young QB from Draft or FA-Go Bucs
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    Maybe now, Josh Freeman will become one of the leagues greatest ballers.
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    Mac I doubt if ex ranger Sullivan will be worried about McNulty taking his job. If you look at the PGA tour all the pros swing coaches never won a PGA event, yet they tell the Wood's of the world how to swing a golf club. I'm not worried about McNulty never have been a Q.B. to coach the position.
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    Would really like to see Marinelli hired as the DC but probably won't happen as Schiano likes to control things and not sure if Marinelli would want that. Maybe now that Melvin is gone, he would be the new line coach.
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    macabee: With the constant off season coaching carousel in the NFL I think they all must have the Yips. Since PR apparently mistakenly reported that Coach Randy Melvin had been fired; maybe Scott Reynolds has the Yips hearing the footsteps of a large man looking to shove his Jon Gruden "Fired Football Coaches" cap up his a$$.
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    I still have some concerns here...... Arizona used FOUR different QB's last season and only one of them looked decent prior to injury..... We'll see how it goes but I'm hopeful.
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    McNulty should be the receivers coach and hire a QB coach who was a QB.
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    If Sullivan will gets another shot at a Head Coaching job next season and McNulty will move up to OC.
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    Well, THAT worked out rather well, didn't it? Good hire, good for Coach, Josh, Mike and the Buccaneers.
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    Since the Bucs settled on Mike Sullivan after the unsuccessful attempt to hire McNulty, will this give Sullivan the "Yips" with McNulty in the room? Could this have a negative effect on Josh Freeman if Sullivan is hearing footsteps? This could be a soap opera or it could be the best thing that could happen - for Josh to have a cooperative braintrust to help him succeed. Only the shadow knows!
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    Glad to see this finally happen. Im interested to see how Josh develops this year under a different yet experienced QB coach, but with continuity at OC. No excuses for him in 2013.
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