Larsen Lurking Behind LorigAugust 13th, 2013
How can Joe not have warm feelings about Bucs fullback hopeful Spencer Larsen? The guy simultaneously started at linebacker, fullback and special teams for the Broncos during a chunk of his 2008 rookie season. This guy loves contact.
And then he was the fullback getting his brains beat in as a blocking back in the Broncos’ run-every-down spread offense under Tim Tebow in 2011.
Larsen went on to score a free-agency signing bonus last year from Bill Belicheat before injuring his knee and subsequently getting cut by the Patriots.
The New Schiano Order snatched him up in July. Larsen has gotten plenty of work with Erik Lorig sidelined with a calf injury, and Joe thought Larsen looked pretty sharp Thursday against the Ravens. Larsen agreed.
“It went ok for the first preseason game. I got in there and was able to do some good things. It was positive feedback [from coaches,]” Larsen told Joe. “But there’s always little details to clean up. I don’t think there’s ever the perfect game out there.”
Larsen said he won his share of special teams honors in Denver, and it’s a role he cherishes. “I play all special teams. Especially at the position I play, that’s got to be a part of your game. There are some accolades there. Special teams are something you have to take pride in.”
Joe’s a fan of Lorig, who seems to improve every season. But Larsen, who says he’s 100 percent healthy, is an intriguing option, and one the New Schiano Order might lean toward if they believe Brian Leonard can also play fullback effectively.