Tampa Bay hires new assistant defensive line coach
(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new assistant defensive line coach.
Paul Spicer, 39, will work with Joe Cullen to improve the team’s pass rush. He is a former National Football League player with 10 years experience.
According to a release issued by Tampa Bay Spicer spent most of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his playing days the defensive lineman started 63 of the 115 games he appeared in.
Spicer tallied 259 tackles – including 28 ½ sacks – he defended 16 passes, forced seven fumbles, had four fumble recoveries and one interception. He also played for Detroit and won a Super Bowl as a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2009.
An undrafted free-agent out of Saginaw Valley State Spicer signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 1998 but was cut during training camp. He spent the season in Canada with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.
Spicer also spent time with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFL Europe League in 2001-02. After his playing days ended Spicer worked as a defensive line coach with Bartram Trail High School in Duval County, Fla before joining the Jaguars staff in 2011.
He worked under Cullen for two seasons in Jacksonville and worked for two seasons as a defensive coach for the East-West Shrine Bowl staffs from 2012-14. A native of Indianapolis, Spicer attended the College of Dupate in Glen Ellyn, Illinois before transferring to Saginaw Valley State.