Biggers Returned With A Big WorkloadOctober 4th, 2012
In case you haven’t noticed, the Bucs launched a fancy new “Captain’s Blog” on their official website, much of it written by team video maestro Scott Smith. Like most NFL clubs, the Bucs are growing their in-house media operation.
Some consider official team media nothing more than Soviet-style propaganda and mind control, but Joe doesn’t fall into that camp. The more the merrier when it comes to coverage of the Bucs. And Joe believes it won’t be long before teams in all professional sports wise up and realize they could dominate coverage and perception of their teams if they invested more in making that happen.
In a recent entry yesterday, Smith wrote about E.J. Biggers’ return to the lineup against the Redskins. Biggers’ foot was all messed up after colliding with Arrelious Benn very early in training camp and he was working his way back in practice before Sunday.
Biggers had a shot at a key late interception against Washington but didn’t snatch it, though he drew strong reviews from secondary coach Ron Cooper.
“It’s really good that he’s healthy,” said Cooper [of Biggers]. “He played well Sunday, did everything we asked. He went in and played 30, 35 plays, maybe a little bit more than that. We looked at the film from last year but I’m not judging anything on what they did last year. It’s a whole different time and we started over. I expect him to get better. His first game out there after he missed a couple, he got his feet wet and hopefully he’ll play better in the next one.”
Joe’s glad to see Biggers return. First and foremost, it knocked Myron Lewis to the inactive list, plus Biggers remains a sound talent who was simply asked to do too much as a frontline cornerback last season.