Mo Claiborne One Step Closer To The BucsFebruary 23rd, 2012
Given the possibility that the Bucs could be looking at two holes at cornerback for the 2012 season, Joe has been banging the drum for the Bucs to draft stud LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the fifth overall pick.
Well, the Bucs took a step toward such a move last night when the Bucs hired Claiborne’s position coach, LSU secondary coach Ron Cooper, so reports Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Under Cooper, the Tigers’ secondary accounted for 16 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries and 12 forced fumbles. LSU led the nation in turnover margin (+1.69) and ranked fifth in total interceptions with 18.
The Tigers allowed just seven passing touchdowns all season, the fewest by an LSU team since it allowed only five in 1989.
Joe once again begs Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik to land a top flight starting cornerback; draft Claiborne and suddenly the Bucs have a solid if not good pair or corners.
And no, Joe is not holding his breath that troubled Aqib Talib will be on the Bucs’ roster this fall.