In precisely appropriate one season with the Raiders, Brentson Buckner’s work as defensive line coach saw the unit shuffle from a league-worst 13 sacks in 2018 to 32 in 2019.
It appears to be like that one-season turnaround wasn’t sufficient to raise Buckner for better than one season.
Buckner has been fired by the Raiders and is predicted to salvage changed by Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator for the previous six seasons, NFL Network’s Jim Trotter reported Tuesday.
The cross will reunite Raiders coach Jon Gruden with Marinelli, who changed into the assistant head coach/defensive line coach for Gruden with the Buccaneers, in conjunction with a Wide Bowl XXXVII blueprint finish.
With Mike McCarthy taking on as head coach for the Cowboys, it can maybe seem it changed into time for Marinelli, 70, to cross on to his fifth NFL franchise, which also integrated a three-season stint as head coach of the Lions (2006-08). The Cowboys had previously launched Mike Nolan as their new defensive coordinator.
Buckner, 48, handled the rookie seasons of promising first-year abilities Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell because the Raiders’ pass high-tail improved from its outdated doldrums, however changed into aloof objective appropriate twenty fourth within the NFL in sacks.
Buckner changed into with the Buccaneers before his first and simplest season with the Raiders.
God doesn’t assemble mistakes. When He decides my time is up, I originate no longer put a matter to it. I changed into blessed to educate a huge team of Raiders. I had the pleasure of experiencing RAIDER NATION! I’m appreciative for Gruden blessing me with that substitute!#FAITHBEFOREFAME 1love! No hateâ€” Brentson Buckner (@faithbeforefame)
January 14, 2020