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Buccaneers | Valero takes parting shots at Gruden

Scott Reynolds, of, reports former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs coach Art Valero said he is anxious to leave and work for a coach he "can trust" in St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan. Valero had hoped to take over as the team's offensive line coach after Bill Muir retired, but head coach Jon Gruden hired Aaron Kromer to coach the offensive line instead. Valero added, "To appease me, Jon was going to allow me to call the plays and call the game at the Senior Bowl. That was when [running back Cadillac Williams] was there, and I never got the chance to. I was prepared. I was ready to go, but he called the plays. I don't know why I wasn't allowed to. I told him my displeasure with how they were doing it [with Kromer] and he said, 'Well, you know that you're going to be the coordinator here.' I knew right there that he was me."

2008-01-12 23:19:46 | Source:

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