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Barry returns as Buccaneers' linebackers coach

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Joe Barry will return as the Bucs' linebackers coach, the team announced today in a news release.

Barry, who was most recently the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator from 2007-2008, spent the 2001-2006 seasons on the Bucs' staff as linebackers coach. In 2002, Barry was part of a defense that helped the Bucs capture their first ever world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII.

In six seasons with the Bucs, Barry helped guide a defense that ranked first in the league on two occasions (2002 and 2005) and in the Top 5 four times. Under Barry’s direction, linebacker Derrick Brooks made six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (2001-2006) while linebacker Shelton Quarles made his lone Pro Bowl appearance while working with Barry in 2002.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:22pm]

    

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