Defensive End

How much is fair to expect from Spence as a rookie?

May 3, 2016 general

Tuesday, 6 a.m. Forget about the drugs, if you can. Forget about his getting kicked out of the Big Ten. Forget about the parties, and the immaturity, and the journey back from nowhere. For the time being, just concentrate on the pass rush. For the time being, think about whether Noah Spence can finally provide […]

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Is Ayers the answer he appears to be for Bucs?

March 17, 2016 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. On the video, he looks fast enough. He looks strong enough. He looks talented enough. On the video, he looks like the answer. But is he? Punch up the highlights, and Robert Ayers can finish. He can blow by an offensive tackle, and he can race his teammates into the backfield, and […]

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Bucs have struggled to find defensive ends

March 11, 2016 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. The latest fix-up is falling through the draft, passing quarterbacks and cornerbacks as he goes. Oops, there goes a linebacker. Oops, there is an offensive tackle. Joey Bosa? Stumble on down. And so, as the Bucs sit and ponder just how far Bosa might plummet, perhaps you want to consider how a […]

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Could Johnson be the Bucs’ 2nd chance at Bennett?

August 26, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Once, he was not enough. The Tampa Bay Bucs looked at him, and they shook their heads. He wasn’t worth the investment. He wasn’t big enough or fast enough or special enough. They liked the potential of other players better. They would pass on him and put their money into someone else. […]

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Bucs have to get their 34th pick right, too

April 27, 2015 general

Sometime later this week, Jason Licht will feel like a genius. It will be Friday, the day after The Decision, and whoever he takes, Licht will be rather pumped up. His phone will be blowing up, and his back will be sore from all the slapping. His friends from around the league, even those who […]

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