NFC South: Casey 'Gus'' Bradley

Barry returning to Tampa Bay

January, 15, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Joe Barry is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as linebackers coach, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com Thursday night.

Barry had been the Tampa Bay linebackers coach before becoming defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions and then-coach Rod Marinelli, who is Barry's father-in-law. But Barry was without a job when Marinelli was fired after an 0-16 season.

There had been some reports that Barry was destined to become Seattle's linebackers coach and joinnew coordinator Casey "Gus'' Bradley, who had just left his spot as Tampa Bay's linebackers coach. But Barry apparently wasn't set to make that move. Barry was a very popular assistant with the Bucs before leaving to join Marinelli.

Coaching moves around the NFC South

January, 10, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's some movement on the coaching staffs of the NFC South teams that aren't playing tonight.

The Saints reportedly have hired Bill Johnson to coach the defensive line. He previously was with the Broncos.

The Bucs have lost linebackers coach Casey "Gus'' Bradley, who has been hired as Seattle's defensive coordinator. That loss isn't a big surprise. Bradley's contract was up in Tampa Bay. But here's the kicker: Joe Barry, the former Tampa Bay linebackers coach who seemed like the logical replacement for Bradley, won't be staying. Barry is going to Seattle as a member of Bradley's staff.

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

There still is lots of uncertainty on the Tampa Bay coaching staff with defensive coordinator Raheem Morris a candidate for head coaching jobs elsewhere and linebackers coach Casey "Gus'' Bradley no longer under contract and looking at other jobs.

Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds has the latest on the situation, including Joe Barry having an interest in returning to the Bucs as linebackers coach. Barry had been defensive coordinator in Detroit under his father-in-law Rod Marinelli. Barry previously worked for the Bucs and said there's no lingering problem over the Bucs first blocking his move to Detroit when Marinelli first took that job.

Morris, who was promoted to coordinator after Monte Kiffin left for the University of Tennessee after the season, has interviewed for the head job in Denver and reportedly could be a candidate in St. Louis. Bradley interviewed for the defensive coordinator job in Seattle.

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