Gambling ManMarch 26th, 2014
Joe has pointed out the Bucs currently have a projected starting left tackle who has never started half a season, let alone a full season. And a possible starting right guard, Oneil Cousins, in the same boat.
In short, this makes Joe nervous. Then again, Joe’s not much of a gambling guy. It seems, however, Bucs general manager Jason Licht likes to wager on players.
Speaking with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club yesterday from the NFL Owners Meetings in Orlando, Licht explained his Vegas mentality on giving staring jobs to guys who never started a full season, noted Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune.
“If you see a guy who is able to do something well in a limited amount of plays, there’s cause for you to believe he can do it as a full-time player,’’ Smith said. “So, I’m comfortable they can make that jump.”
Joe’s only comfortable now with two guys: Evan Dietrich-Smith at center and Demar Dotson — who the Bucs claim is a rock, but let’s be honest; he’s at best an average player.
This is why Joe will not be shocked whatsoever if the Bucs draft an offensive tackle at No. 7.