In the least exciting assistant coaching news of the entire offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interviewing Paul Spicer for the position of assistant defensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.
Spicer is a former NFL defensive end, who played for 12 years and racked up 28.5 sacks for the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. Spicer was an assistant defensive line coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 under Joe Cullen, then Jacksonville's defensive line coach and currently holding the same job with the Bucs.
Doug Farrar wrote about Spicer's search for a job two years ago, and he was Jackson State's defensive line coach last season and has worked at the East-West Shrine bowl game.
While an assistant defensive line coach is generally not overly important, he could play a pretty big role in helping the Bucs get back their pass rush -- something that's been lacking for years, with every season bringing in new disappointments from old players. Getting Michael Johnson to live up to his contract will be one of those crucial jobs of whoever's hired as the assistant defensive line coach.