Great Battle Underway For No. 3 ReceiverJune 1st, 2013
It seems in Mike Sullivan’s offense, sort of a hybrid of the Giants’ offense, the No. 3 receiver is more of a weapon than the tight end.
Now one can debate the merits of that, but it’s pretty obvious by now, by actions and words, that tight end is not a top priority for Sullivan.
Who the No. 3 wide receiver may be for the Bucs, that’s a different kettle of fish. The subject came up in an NFC South chat hosted by the four-letter.
Dr. Tym, J.D. (Denver, CO.)
PY!!! Who do you have your money on in the Underwood/Ogletree battle royale for slot receiver?
Thought Underwood looked good in practice Wednesday. But I think that will be one of their most competitive camp battles.
Granted, it is early. It is way, way, way early. It’s the first day of June. The Bucs have only had two sessions of OTAs. They have yet to put on pads. Training camp is seven weeks away (we’re slowly getting there, folks). But in the practices Joe has seen, Kevin Olgetree and Tiquan Underwood really are putting on a show and, obviously, one should be the proverbial No. 3 wide receiver.
Maybe. What Joe means by that is, the two receivers are going at it so well, there may be specific packages to use both Ogletree and Underwood as a No 3 receiver on certain plays.
Bucs coach Greg Schiano preaches competition. At least when it comes to the No. 3 receiver slot, that competition is really bringing out the best in both Ogletree and Underwood.