Flip-Flopping Defensive EndsJuly 30th, 2013
Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud says Bucs fans should be on the lookout for Adrian Clayborn and DaQuan Bowers to flip-flop sides of the defensive line throughout games, all part of a new “handprint,” Stroud called it, from Greg Schiano on his beloved defense.
Will the Bucs really do this? Joe will wait and see. Does Joe like the idea? Well, Joe’s learned enough from former Bucs DE Steve White to know that moving around on the D-line severely limits the opportunity for ends to set-up offensive tackles with a series of moves. As in, ‘I’ll give him two of these and come back with one of these.’
Also interesting to Joe is that John Abraham, who the Bucs passed on in free agency, was one who often moved around along the D-line. (You can catch Stroud’s breakdown via the WDAE-AM 620 audio below.)