The Offensive Tackle “Rotation”May 13th, 2014
Now Joe always hears about a rotation for defensive linemen and how it is important for the Bucs because the early weeks of the season are played under the brutal west-central Florida sun. Guys are just zapped from the heat.
But the term “rotation” is in the vernacular of Bucs general manager Jason Licht when referring to offensive tackles, as well.
While speaking yesterday to Joe’s good friend, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, Licht seems to express that tackles should be in a rotation of some sort as well, at least reserve tackles.
The subject of the Bucs’ rookie offensive linemen was brought up, and Licht had the following to say about Purdue tackle Kevin Pamphile, a fifth round selection.
“Kevin, he goes to Purdue as a defensive lineman and moves to offensive tackle,” Licht said. “And he performs very well in the one and a half years he started. We think that he has a high ceiling. We think we are just getting a glimpse of what he is. We are going to work him into the rotation there at tackle.”
Now Licht did not mention any specific side of the line, so it suggests to Joe that Pamphile is versatile.
Joe asked Licht last weekend if Pamphile was strictly a tackle, and Licht admitted the Bucs would “experiment” to see if he could play guard.
It does seem interesting that Pamphile has only played offensive tackle for less than two seasons, so he sure does have a high ceiling.
For the rest of Licht’s interview with Duemig, click the orange arrow below, courtesy of Joe’s good friends at WDAE-AM 620.