The Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League made a huge move Wednesday. They announced the their head coach for the 2018 season, former All-Pro Linebacker Marvin Jones.
Marvin Jones has a ton of experience with football. He played college football at Florida State University, where he was an All-American in both 1991 and 1992. He was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2000. Jones was drafted in the fourth overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
In his 11 year NFL career, he racked up 1,016 combined tackles, nine sacks, 10 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, five interceptions, and 30 pass deflections. He was also named first-team All-Pro in 2000. He retired from the NFL in 2004 with the New York Jets.
Jones began his coaching career in 2014 with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League, where he was the linebackers coach. He was the interim head coach of the IFL's Colorado Crush in 2017. He was just recently named the defensive coordinator for the Richmond Roughriders of the newly formed American Arena League for the 2018 season. Now, he is the head coach of the Cedar Rapids Titans.
Should fans be excited to have Marvin Jones at helm? I It is very questionable. As the interim head coach of the Colorado Crush, he went 1-7. On the other hand, with his outstanding football experience as a linebacker, we could see this team become a defensive force come the 2018 season. Like it was mentioned before, this move is huge but questionable.