OTAs To Start OT-Today
May 15, 2012 at 10:18am by Scott • 7 Comments »
Usually I don’t like these articles where the author tells you what to look for during some organized team thing since they generally just repeat things we already know and are essentially useless, but this one is pretty good. First, it says the Bucs get to start their 13 OTA days a week earlier than other teams that didn’t change head coaches, and that kicks off today. Greg Schiano isn’t wasting any time. And the things the articles says to keep an eye on are pretty good, with one of them being especially interesting.
The secondary appears to be undergoing drastic changes, including possibly moving five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Ronde Barber to safety.
Apparently Ronde is still a consideration at safety even with the drafting of Mark Barron, so Cody Grimm is going to have to prove he’s better than Ronde if he wants to see serious playing time. That’s going to be a fun one to watch. I’m also going to be interested to see how LeGarrette Blount responds to Doug Martin. Will Blount use his presence as motivation and turn in his best practices ever? Or will he just get pissed off and let his emotions get the best of him?
Oh, and in case you gave a shit, Connor Barth is back on his way to Tampa, so presumably Barth and the Bucs have agreed to a long-term deal since Barth wasn’t going to sign the franchise tender until at least training camp and probably later than that. I’ll be glad to have him back and all, but a kicker holding out is kind of like a five-year old holding his breath to get what he wants. You have to breathe eventually because you’re not going to kill yourself over this bullshit that got you all mad in the first place, so do what you have to do and let me know when you’re done with your tantrum. Parent of the year!