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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.”

[Last modified: Monday, August 4, 2014 8:14pm]


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