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Depth Chart Released

August 09, 2011 at 08:53am by Scott   •  7 Comments »

The new Morris and Dominik-shaped tackling dummies are a big hit with the team.
The Bucs released their first preseason depth chart yesterday, and there aren’t a whole lot of surprises on it. Offensively, there are none. Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn are the starting wide receivers and Dezmon Briscoe and Sammie Stroughter are listed as the second string. Kregg Lumpkin is listed as the backup halfback to LeGarrette Blount instead of Allen Bradford. Is that a surprise? No, not really.

On defense, it’s a little more interesting. Michael Bennett is listed as the starting left defensive end over Da’Quan Bowers. That may be because the Bucs want to take it was on him for this Kansas City game or that they feel he’s not 100% yet, but everything I’ve heard is that he’s been going full speed and has looked awesome. Bennett is a guy I like, too, so I won’t bitch about him being the starter. Maybe it was all a little too good to be true with Bowers’s recovery.

Roy Miller starting ahead of Brian Price is no surprise. Price is still somewhat out of shape and recovering from his hip problem. Honestly, it’s amazing he has been able to get as much work in as he has. Adrian Clayborn has the starting right end spot.

And the moment of truth… Mason Foster is your starting middle linebacker. Tyrone McKenzie is listed as his backup. I’m sure it has been a fair competition and all, but it really seemed like this is the way the coaches wanted it to go all along.

Barring an injury over the next couple days, this is how they’ll line up on Friday.

7 Comments to “Depth Chart Released”

Aesir_B

Aesir_Belgium (August 09, 2011 at 09:24am:

Trueblood starting over Lee.. I hope that’s only temporary.. Wasn’t Bennet the guy who always shone in practice but was a liability in games or something? I don’t mind or anything competition is always a good thing.

Louie

Louie (August 09, 2011 at 10:01am:

What, Crompton isn’t ahead of Freeman? Must be a conspiracy!

Scott

Scott (August 09, 2011 at 10:12am:

Even I won’t go that far.

manbearpig

manbearpig (August 09, 2011 at 10:23am:

Do you think he combs that stache?

mcLovin

mcLovin (August 09, 2011 at 11:18am:

Kind of surprising about Bennett, if its not going to be Bowers, I’ve heard alot more good noise about Kyle Moore

BucNole

SGBuc (August 09, 2011 at 04:04pm:

When can we start considering Kyle Moore as a bust? Because for all his playing time, he sure has underperformed

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (August 09, 2011 at 07:15pm:

I think Bowers is fine and it’s just being careful like they are with winslow. I was at the night practice last week and Bowers looked fuckin FAST getting off the ball and through the line. Roy Miller looked great too manhandling the lineman left and right. Clayborn got stuffed repeatedly but Penn is awesome. Preseason games don’t matter so I see Bowers getting plenty of time come regular season. You could easily tell the difference between him and the rest of the Dline in terms of ability. Thanks for the recent clickys too man.

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