“The Guy They Feel More Comfortable With”August 16th, 2013
Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat scribe Rick Stroud believes former 2011 Bears first-round pick Gabe Carimi will unseat Demar Dotson for the starting right offensive tackle job.
Stroud made the call this morning on The Sports Page on WDAE-AM 620. (Audio below.) Regarding Carimi, Stroud explained that he believes “that’s really the guy they feel more comfortable with.” Stroud cites Carimi’s recent increased practice with the first team and the presence of Bob Bostad, Carimi’s college coach at Wisconsin who now leads the Bucs’ O-line.
Joe can’t make this call yet. However, if Carimi is named the starter and is effective, then rockstar general manager Mark Dominik pulled off quite a coup securing Carimi for a sixth-round pick.
Dotson did sign a barely-starters-money contract extension this offseason, and he was the weak link on the Bucs’ line last season, though Greg Schiano, Davin Joseph and Bostad were all on record praising him in the spring and early summer.