Is Schiano Thinking About Turning To Page?June 4th, 2013
Questioned today about the wide receivers depth chart, Greg Schiano tossed an unsolicited curveball out there while praising the versatility of free-agent signing Eric Page, the 21-year-old University of Toledo icon who was with the Broncos last season.
Page caught Joe’s eye two weeks ago, and it seems he might have a leg up for a roster spot.
“Page is returning punts and he’s also playing in the slot,” Schiano said. “[Wide receivers] need to have multiple functions if they’re not that first two” on the depth chart. And at times last year we found ourselves in situations where they couldn’t do that, and that handcuffs you a little bit. And unless you study it, you don’t understand the [negative] trickle down effect it has.”
Hmmm, so Page is playing punt returner, which is significant considering the Bucs don’t have one.
In his final season at Toledo (2011), Page returned 18 punts with one touchdown and an average return of 10.9 yards.
Joe has a small piece of advice for Page: Don’t fumble.