“I Can Play A Lot Of Positions”June 9th, 2013
Last summer, fullback Erik Lorig told Joe the new Bucs’ offense would feature more fullback than in past seasons. Then Lorig went out and caught four balls out of the backfield during the Bucs’ opening day victory against the Panthers.
But Lorig was primarily a blocker after that game. (Why?)
It’s clear Lorig has the talent to be a weapon beyond blocking for one the NFL’s great running backs, Doug Martin. Lorig’s also an intriguing dude because he played tight end at Stanford — and defensive end — and is one those cerebral types who can master all kinds of stuff.
Earnest Graham has gone out of his way to praise Lorig’s elite athleticism.
So it stood out to Joe when Lorig said, “I can play a lot of positions,” during a recent interview for Buccaneers.com.
Lorig went on to rave about Earnest Byner being a complete running backs coach. “He has all the intangibles when it comes to coaching and he’s teaching us stuff all the time.”
Joe’s wondering what the Bucs might have in store for Lorig this season. He could transform into an 0ld yet new weapon for Josh Freeman.