Catch The Ball, TiquanDecember 2nd, 2012
Joe was Tiquan Underwood’s biggest cheerleader during training camp; everything stuck to the guy’s hands in practice and in preseason games, yet the Bucs ditched him with the final September roster cuts.
Luckily, the Bucs pulled him back off the street and he’s got 20 receptions, but it’s two games in a row now that Underwood has dropped passes. Joe’s got to go back to today’s game film, but it might have been two drops today in Denver.
Joe knows this can’t continue. The New Schiano Order is obsessive about ball security and won’t tolerate it. For the sake of the team and his career, Underwood needs to solve the dropsies fast over the Bucs’ final four games.
Joe also senses that Underwood’s strength is not as a slot receiver. Obviously, the Bucs can be very creative with him in that role, but he’s hardly the prototype. His production and usage is definitely something to monitor the rest of the way.