Cornerback Depth On Display

August 16th, 2013

The sun could be setting on Anthony Gaitor’s career

With Darrelle Revis and Danny Gorrer not playing tonight, the Bucs’ remaining cornerback depth with be in the spotlight in New England. Rashaan Melvin, Johnthan Banks and Leonard Johnson likely will have plenty of opportunities to shine — or crumble — against Tom Brady.

Or will the Bucs roll out Michael Adams as the No. 1 slot cornerback? He’s a guy Schiano praised for his tackling against the Ravens last week.

Joe will be zeroing in on how, when and where those guys play.

Raheem-era holdover Anthony Gaitor also had good moments in practice this week, per various Twitter reports. Can he stick his name back in the mix?

Rookie CB Branden Smith, undrafted out of Georgia, is another guy to keep an eye on. He looked decent against the Ravens scrubs and was solid returning kicks for the Bucs.

Oh, the drama.

14 Responses to “Cornerback Depth On Display”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    I didn’t see much of Branden Smith last week, but I did notice when he has the ball in his hands, the guy looks extremely quick.

  2. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Can you imagine the confidence and mental advantage we would have for our week 3 meeting if we went out there tonight and dominated against Braidee and his #1s?. Even with two corners on the shelf. (Revis & Gorrer)
    That would be special. I don’t care about the score, I just want us to dominate with our #1’s both sides of the ball. I want us to make a statement then listen to the four letter network and the rest of the naysayers backtrack and take notice. 🙂

  3. Chef Paul Says:

    I’ll be paying most attention to the d-line. More specifically the question marks Bowers and Spence. And Clayborn to see how his strength and motor are tonight.

    I’ll also be looking for something to use as an excuse in case Freeman has a bad game 😀 lol

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Chef Paul pretty much any pass Freeman throws good or bad will be judged as garbage.

  5. McBuc Says:

    OK,I have no problem getting the word “Brady” through the filter on this site…

  6. Couch Fan Says:

    Brady is playing so thats a good thing. Our D needs to be tested by an elite QB.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    Bra Dee will be playing so thats a good thing. Our D needs to be tested by an elite QB.

  8. Kevin Says:

    This is encouraging. A couple months ago we had NOBODY at cornerback…now it sounds like we are developing depth. Revis and Goldstons big contracts were not just for what they bring on the field themselves but also what they can teach the other guys playing out there as well. Hopefully good things are coming. I would like to start seeing some of the same on the D-line as well. Watching like a hawk tonight.

  9. SacBucs Says:

    Say it in somebody face ya coward!

  10. Macabee Says:

    I would like to see Clayborn and Bowers get some on-field chemistry going – playing in tandem and working in concert. I am equally as enthused about QB pressures as I am about sacks.

    After watching scores of games, I know that Brady, Brees, and Ryan are not nearly the same QBs if you can get them to move off of their mark. Rodgers, Rothelisberger, and Newton – different story, but we only need be concerned about Newton and he will throw enough reckless passes for our secondary to take advantage.

    But we’ve got to get QB pressures and make these guys move so our blitzing LBs and secondary can make the play. There is no doubt in my mind that Clayborn and Bowers can do this! Tonight I’ll be watching for that!

  11. ryan Says:

    hey joe , do you know if i will be able to see this game in jacksonville? at home not a bar

  12. Nic Says:

    The game will be nationally televised on fox

  13. ryan Says:

    thank you nic i hope ur not lieing

  14. Mike J Says:

    Couch Fan , I liked what I saw of Smith while he was at Georgia.