Stock Up: William Gholston

February 4th, 2014

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Animals in Joe’s neighborhood cowered in fear from Joe’s cussing and throwing things over the Bucs’ complete and utter inability to get heat on a quarterback. When Joe saw Bucs coaches had defensive end Adrian Clayborn covering Saints running back Darren Sproles, Joe thought for sure the cops were coming with all the glass breaking.

Joe is convinced one reason Team Glazer tapped Lovie Smith for head coach was Lovie convinced them he could develop a pass rush from someone not named Gerald McCoy. A guy that showed flashes late in the season was rookie William Gholston, and he too caught the eyes of the numbers crunchers at Pro Football Focus.

They believe Gholston is a player about to bloom.

Stock Up: William Gholston

The Bucs have been a one-man gang on the defensive line all season long with the outstanding Gerald McCoy getting nothing by way of support from anyone else up front. That was until this month when Gholston put in a trio of excellent performances to open the month. His two-sack game against the Bills will have grabbed some people’s attention as an isolated performance, but he backed it up with four hurries against the 49ers and provided strong run defense (+4.8) in those three games as well. The Bucs need Gholston to carry this form in 2014 so McCoy isn’t going it alone again.

Joe had a sense from the day Gholston was drafted he would be a dark horse to watch. He started out slow but Gholston, who has the wingspan of a southern live oak tree, showed promise.

Given some solid coaching, Gholston might just be a guy to keep an eye out for come August.

23 Responses to “Stock Up: William Gholston”

  1. Andres Says:

    “wingspan of a southern live oak tree” someone’s having a liquid lunch today I see.

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “wingspan of a southern live oak tree”

    hehe…I like it.

  3. Glennon Mob Says:

    If we could bring in Peppers or Allen we could have a pretty deadly rotation.

  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I’d rather have Hardy.

  5. ROBERT6 Says:

    can’t believe this guy sat behing scrubs foa dozen games before he got a shot. same with bowers.

    With their starters they got about the same penetration a chiwawa would get on a great dane, and yet they still had these guys on the bench!

    C’MON MAN!!!

  6. Mumbles Says:

    There are some promising DEs in the middle rounds like Aaron Lynch USF. One in FA and one in the draft. Lovie and Frazier will get the right men. Gholston is just going to get better!

  7. Architek Says:

    I’m really glad these guys will finally get some coaching and scheme that will capitalize on their strengths and develop them instead of this looping crap.

  8. Mumbles Says:

    Robert6,

    Chiwawa is a chihuahua with a Doberman head! Lol.

  9. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Gholston is a friggin beast! Late rounders like him being able to rotate in and out is the beginning of the makings of a very deep d line, which is a nice change.

    Maybe it is just the optimist in me but DaQuan Bowers is my very early pick for Bucs sleeper this year. As long as he puts down the guitar, cuts out the goofy R&B crap, and can get his conditioning up BEFORE training camp, Lovie may just mold him into the QB mauler he was at Clemson.

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Animals in Joe’s neighborhood cowered in fear from Joe’s cussing and throwing things over the Bucs’ complete and utter inability to get heat on a quarterback. When Joe saw Bucs coaches had defensive end Adrian Clayborn covering Saints running back Darren Sproles, Joe thought for sure the cops were coming with all the glass breaking.

    Hahahahahahahha…Classsic, smh but So true

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Tree Trunks with Pass Russ Baby!!!

  12. rayray1 Says:

    Think Gholston will come on strong. Also believe Clayborn will flourish in a new defence. Think our D will look similar-with time-to what Seattle has developed. Quick and everyone running to the ball.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    IMHO

    Bolster our Defensive Line Rotation

    [From The Left Side]
    • Justin Tuck 6-5 268 (FA *Giants have cap issues)

    [From the Defensive Tackle]
    • Kendall Langford 6-6 313(Reportedly will be cut)

    [From the Nose Tackle]
    • Tony McDaniel 6-7 305 (FA *Seattle has Cap Concerns)

    [From The Right Side]
    • Julius Peppers 6-7 287 (Reportedly will be cut)

    New Rotation
    • LDE Justin Tuck-Adrian Clayborn-William Gholston
    • DT Gerald McCoy-Kendall Langford-William Gholston
    • NT Tony McDaniels-Akeem Spence
    • RDE Julius Peppers-Daquan bowers

    Note: Seattle NT Tony McDaniel was one of the league leaders in short yardage/goal line stop rate percentage. Would be a great addition to our rotation.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    You can BET Lovie and Frazier will have us some kind of a pass rush next year.

  15. Keirster Says:

    Great opinion LUVMYBUCS, I would be ecstatic if that worked out to our advantage. I wouldn’t mind Jared Allen in the mix either. I think we will vastly improve next year on the D-line, with coaching alone.

    Cullen is a Marinelli clone and that is exactly what we need…Sans the full frontal at the drive thru window ;)

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    [From the Defensive Tackle]
    • Kendall Langford 6-6 313( Reportedly will be cut)

    Wired: Kendall Langford Helmet Cam (Check it Out)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awDAcWMfXbo

  17. WinterSpringsBucsFan Says:

    agree 100% with LUVMYBUCS, I would lovie to see this all happen.

  18. Kevin Says:

    This D-line is gonna look better without any additions. That’s not saying we don’t need anyone brought in…it would certainly help. But with solid coaching we are not as far off as most think. I don’t see any reason to break the bank and if we did let it be on someone younger like hardy. God this sucks having to wait this long for football to start back up.

  19. BucfaninMi Says:

    Called it from day one. I saw him play a lot in college. Not a Michigan State fan, but I watched this guy! Keep the fire lit under his ass and, we’ve got the second coming of Simeon Rice!! I saw him almost single handedly beat my Wolverines.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    From the Nose Tackle]
    • Tony McDaniel 6-7 305 (FA *Seattle has Cap Concerns)

    DT Tony McDaniel On DE Michael Bennett Being A Clown (Haha-Check it Out)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkORFfzoS-U

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Keirster

    @WinterSpringsBucsFan

    Thank You

  22. flmike...hates Johnny Football Says:

    @BucsfaninChina
    Bowers has been playing guitar longer than he’s been playing football and it’s ludicrous to criticize him for doing what he truly loves just because you don’t agree with it.

  23. BoJim Says:

    After Sunday’ game Lovie goes defense first.

 
 

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