Jonathan Casillas on Hardy Nickerson: 'That's some serious swag'
TAMPA – LB Jonathan Casillas signed with the Bucs in March in large part because he’ll get to play under head coach Lovie Smith.
A few months later, Casillas said he and his fellow linebackers have quickly developed a lot of respect for position coach Hardy Nickerson.
“He did what we’re trying to do,” Casillas said. “Everybody wants to play a long time in this league. Everybody wants to make the Pro Bowl. He’s that guy. He’s done it for a long time.”
Casillas speaks with Nickerson regularly – about football and life. One lighter moment came after the linebackers saw an old advertisement featuring the former Pro Bowler.
“We were just joking the other day, we saw a Nike commercial on him,” Casillas said. “That’s some swag right there.”