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REAR ENTRIES: The Midnight Special

June 22, 2012 at 12:13am by Scott   •  6 Comments »

Rear Entry 130

FLEXIBLE RECEIVERS: Remember when Jon Gruden made the claim that he couldn’t put Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant on the field at the same time because they were both X receivers? It was one of the dumbest things I’d ever heard, and I live in Georgia. Apparently Mike Sullivan has no such hang-ups because he is perfectly happy to move receivers around to do whatever he needs to get the best players on the field.

“The great thing about this offense is that everyone can play every position,” P.J. Fleck said. “So when you’re thinking about the X (split end), Z (flanker), and all these different (positions), they all can play every position.

“That’s how we’re going about teaching our system and our scheme. Everyone learns the same fundamentals, and then we go right into the scheme and everyone is learning as a whole. It’s not, ‘Hey, you’re just learning X or you’re just learning Z.’ That gives us the flexibility to move everyone around.”

That just seems normal. I always loved Gruden and thought he was a good coach, but that thing about the receivers was just so bizarrely, hit-yourself-in-the-head-with-a-hammer stupid. And Greg Olson apparently followed it too because last year most receivers didn’t deviate from their spots. It’s going to be a nice change for the other team to not be able to guess the route before the ball is snapped.

PROJECTED STARTERS: The Times published what they feel is the starting lineup heading into training camp. It’s pretty much the same thing I published here a while back, with the exception of Eric Wright as a starting corner even though he has missed a bunch of offseason work so far. E.J. Biggers has stepped up as the starter so far and Wright should have to wrestle the position away from him instead of it being handed to him because of his contract. I think Greg Schiano doesn’t give a shit about how much money they make and will put the producers on the field.

CLICKY SHIRT UPDATE: Anyone who is interested in Bucstats T-shirts, read the update in the forum. We can send a man to the moon, but…

6 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: The Midnight Special”


manbearpig (June 22, 2012 at 12:27pm:

Bummer about the shirts. That was my only Gruden gripe as well.


HouseofG (June 22, 2012 at 01:20pm:

Tag police! You’re missing one, sir, and we don’t want to lose track of this one especially.


HouseofG (June 22, 2012 at 01:23pm:

Okay, I read the forum update. Sorry if I missed it, but HOW do we order?


Scott (June 22, 2012 at 01:34pm:

House: Thanks. Sometimes I forget the clicky tag. I bet there are a few lost clickys in the archive that no one will know about unless they go through and click every past entry. To order the shirt, Paypal $22 ($20 + $2 shipping) per shirt to Thank you to EVERYONE who orders for their support. Seriously, I mean it… thank you.


HouseofG (June 22, 2012 at 01:56pm:

And provide a size selection in the PayPal comment or do they only come only in petite so that we can show off our sexy, sexy bodies?


HouseofG (June 22, 2012 at 02:05pm:

Am I imagining things or did my tag police comment get sucked up into the article? I’m now officially a blogger!

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