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Self-Scouting

February 02, 2012 at 03:44pm by Scott   •  7 Comments »

They couldn't even find a picture of Adrian in white pants?
Part of Mark Dominik‘s interview process while searching for a head coach involved some self-scouting. He asked the candidates what they thought of the current team, where they thought the team’s strengths and weaknesses are, how they thought the drafts went, etc. I don’t know why they spent all that money flying around and interviewing these coaches when literally thousands of Bucs fans would have been happy to give them this information for free. After the first few, they’d probably do them from behind plexiglass, but still free is free.

Anyway, Dominik didn’t reveal everything they told him. But he did share what some of those guys thought of the defensive line.

“I think a lot of people, including ourselves, (wonder),” Dominik said. “Let’s be candid and honest: Gerald McCoy hasn’t played a lot of football in the past two years. Da’Quan Bowers played at the end of the year. (Adrian) Clayborn’s played one year and (Brian) Price has been off and on. There’s a nucleus of defensive linemen that we’re still trying to figure out, myself included. But as we talked to people about the defensive front four and the quarterback and the pieces around them, they were intriguing for coaches.”

We were all pretty sure that the quarterback and defensive line were the strengths of this team, but at least now we have Mike Sherman‘s validation, which is worth exactly as much as it sounds. And I don’t think Dominik would have told us that coaches reamed him over draft picks and told him that his linebackers suck platypus dong, so who knows to what extent they gave their criticisms of the team. But it’s nice to hear something besides “follow the plan” or “stay the course” or whatever else they were saying that made it sound like they thought everything was A-OK.

7 Comments to “Self-Scouting”

Mark S

Mark S (February 02, 2012 at 04:25pm:

The DL is a strength but needs coaching up. The QB is a strength but needs coaching up and support. Everything else needs help. Maybe WR can be a strength as is with, yes you got it, coaching up. If Aqib can avoid suspension and get his on straight we are really only two players away from an awesome secondary. For the LB’s if Black and Hayes can return to 2010 form and the MLB (I forget his names) can step up, then maybe we will have enough there but I doubt it. LB is a great spot for a free agent. On offense, I say this every *&#* year that our OL is not good enough and not deep enough. And of course at RB we need Blount to be at least adquate in pass protection. That will help Blount see some better running lanes. We need a third down back. Someone needs to teach Kellen Winslow how to run a route without committing offensive pass interference. I thought those calls were BS, but it has to be addressed. So many things need fixing.

manbearpig

manbearpig (February 02, 2012 at 05:12pm:

I think a speed receiver that can stretch the field will do wonders for williams and benn underneath. If that d line can stay healthy they could be the best in the league in my opinion. (minus Roy)

Bricen

Bricen (February 02, 2012 at 07:33pm:

…shoulda had the guys in # order. 91 92 93 94.

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (February 02, 2012 at 08:11pm:

whats OCD

Mark S

Mark S (February 02, 2012 at 09:03pm:

@meatmaster, you and clickies.

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (February 02, 2012 at 09:31pm:

Doh!! I got took. Nice work. And can we fucking hire somebody so we have something to talk about already?!

jampersands

jampersands (February 02, 2012 at 10:29pm:

I cannot be the only person whose first thought was “Do platypi hve dongs?”

And second, “Is the plural of platypus platypi?”

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