VIDEO: Jenna Laine One-On-One with Hardy Nickerson

Sports Talk Florida Bucs Insider Jenna Laine caught up with Buccaneers all-time great Hardy Nickerson aka “El Dragon” after practice this week to find out how he likes his new job as the linebackers coach and how his young pupils are progressing in Lovie Smith’s Tampa-2 scheme. She also talked to him about the unique role of the middle linebacker in this system, and if fans in Tampa can expect Smith’s wrinkle of it – playing the MIKE linebacker so deep into coverage that he almost acts as a third safety, much the way he did with Brian Urlacher in Chicago – with Mason Foster as well. In the Bucs previous defensive schemes, Foster played a lot closer to the line of scrimmage.

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