Lynch And Lee Get The Starting NodsDecember 3rd, 2010
Raheem Morris said he’d be studying practice film Thursday afternoon and getting into his typical deep analysis of the team to determine a starting lineup for Sunday.
It seems right tackle James Lee continues to look like a better option than Jeremy Trueblood.
Today, during his afternoon press briefing, Raheem said Lee will start, and the defensive mastermind/head coach praised his pass blocking.
“James Lee won it again. They’re both playing really well for us,” Raheem said.
Healthy Trueblood remains on the sidelines. Joe has to think that barring an injury to Lee, this is the last the Bucs will see of the man an unnamed Sarasota Herald-Tribune editor once labeled “Dunderhead,” seemingly because of his penchant for foolish penalties.
Raheem also named Corey Lynch the starter at free safety, replacing Sabby Piscitelli, who replaced Cody Grimm, who replaced Tanard Jackson.
“He plays the game above the neck. He’s not a big physical striker. You’re not talking about John Lynch,” Raheem said of Corey Lynch. “Our quarterback [Josh Freeman] hates him [on the scout team]. …He’s the only guy that seems to rattle Free.”
Joe is concerned that Lynch can’t come anywhere close to replacing what Grimm gave the Bucs’ revived run defense. Joe is having painful Jim Bates flashbacks.