Owusu Remains In The Mix

April 3rd, 2014

chris owusu 070One thing Lovie Smith made clear last week was that any New Schiano Order Buccaneer still on the roster is someone his new regime believes has qualities that could help the team.

Entering his third Bucs season, Chris Owusu remains in the mix after turning 24 years old in January.

Undrafted in 2012 out of Stanford following a series of concussions, Owusu was on the Chargers’ practice squad before being plucked for the Bucs’ 53-man roster by former rockstar general manager Mark Dominik. Owusu never did much for the Bucs. He starred in training camp last season before suffering an unfortunate ankle injury in the preseason opener, after some dropped passes in that game.

He caught 13 balls last season, all during the woebegone Mike Glennon era.

Owusu, who Joe almost forgot about, is noteworthy in that he flashed 4.3 speed at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine and should have fresh legs now. One of the few things known about the Bucs’ mysterious offense is that coordinator Jeff Tedford craves “speed in space.”

Joe hardly sees Owusu as a savior — or a strong receiver – but his shot to make the team is alive given how thin the Bucs are at the position. Hopefully, Owusu will get over his soccer chills in time for the first Bucs workouts of the year next week.

34 Responses to “Owusu Remains In The Mix”

  1. Eric Says:

    “woebegone”

  2. Hawk Says:

    “One thing Lovie Smith made clear last week was that any New Schiano Order Buccaneer still on the roster is someone his new regime believes has qualities that could help the team.”
    That means that Lovie believes that Glennon can be the future ‘face’ of this franchise.
    Sorry guys, but I’ve decided to take up a ’cause’ like my idol, Joe.
    Every article is, in some way, about the advantages of having Glennon. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Whoo-Hoo! ;^)

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    “He caught 13 balls last season, all during the woebegone Mike Glennon era.”

    _________

    That this stiff was even playing during last season tells you all you need to know about what Glennon had to work with.

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Owusu has two strikes against him. The injuries, concussion and then ankle really set him back. The second strike is the dropped balls.

    But I like the idea of giving him a final chance. We desperately need 4.3 speed and if the Bucs go with Mike Evans at #7 to replace Mike Williams we still don’t have any speed other than Demps.

    For those like me who wish the view the world through rose colored glasses…

    McCown comes in and looks like he did last year.
    Carl Nicks comes back and plays well.
    Owusu and Jeff Demps provide the missing speed.

    With just a few breaks the Bucs could actually be very good this year. After last years horrid run of luck, some of it self inflicted, can you say Josh Freeman, some of it just bad luck…MRSA…Kicker tears achilles…Nix never plays a down….we are DUE FOR SOME GOOD LUCK!!!

    And if we are all honest luck plays a big part in a sport where teams are so evenly matched.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Hawk,

    Apparently you may not understand that there’s a difference between helping the team and being the face of the franchise. Glennon is a good backup, and a good backup can be very beneficial. I don’t recall anyone saying that Glennon should be cut, but the mob loves to spin things.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Hawaiian,

    I have been bashing glennon pretty hard lately not because I don’t think he can be a decent backup but for the fact I am tired of losing and tired of the acceptance of mediocre qb play. Most of my bashing has been more of the comical “pushing the buttons of MOB”, if you will. I personally feel he should be traded to recoup a draft pick. I realize his value is minimal but hell they got a pick for Gaines Adams. If Glennon is as good as the Mob suggests I am sure the phone at one buc place is ringing off the hook for suitors. I fully admit that Glennon had only 1 legit NFL receiver last year that being said the concerning part that Mob is clearly in denial over is the fact he struggled more and more once defensive coordinators had film on him. Not to mention not one “So called expert” other than the MOB and Madden GM’s on this site has defended him.

    StPeteBucsFan

    I totally agree with you that the Bucs need some luck.

  7. SAMCRO Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc

    Dude, you put so much spin on just about everything you say that sometimes my eyes twitch and lose focus just trying to keep up with your break-dancing words.

  8. StAugBuc Says:

    @SAMCRO
    “break-dancing words”

    Love that line. Will have to borrow, if you don’t mind. :)

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Owusu sucks. He will not be on the final roster. In fact, he’ll be lucky to make it pass the UDFA period.

  10. Matt Says:

    Mike Glennon is far more intelligent than any QB coming outcof this draft. He carved the Seattle defense up (in Seattle) like oscar Mayer with backups in the backfield, a practice squad receiving corps, and swiss cheese offensive line. Let’s not also forget that his offensive coordinator was an assistant and the last of the scraps Sciano had to choose from. Glennon has a hell of an arm and can take a shot too. I hope Glennon lights it up in preseason.

    McCown has a below average arm and will utilize quick screens and checkdowns. We need a fast shifty WR who can get us YAC and keep.a safety deep. Underwood did fairly well last year and i think Owusu can become a nice weapon similar to what Underwood did last year.

    Owusu can be described just like our entire defensive line sans GMAC, and that’s “potential.” And i’m sick and tired of that word. “

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @SAMCRO,

    I’d love for you to cite some examples of me spinning things.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Breakin’ – Ain’t Nobody (Lol -Classic)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXuNa_h804c

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Matt,

    He carved them up with 168 yards through the air??? We had 200 yards rushing that game, and Seattle turned it over 3 times. We scored a whopping 3 points in the second half. Also, did we win that game? How far have we fallen that we are proud of a win and are using being competitive as an argument. I would say he had a nice little game, but in no way would I say he “carved them up”. Revisionist history at its finest.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The kids played a very good game in Seattle. Schiano/Sullivan lack of second half adjustments, along with the defensive playing passive in the 2nd half; lost us that game.

  15. Hawk Says:

    Hawaiian Buc Says:
    “@Hawk,
    Apparently you may not understand that there’s a difference between helping the team and being the face of the franchise. Glennon is a good backup, and a good backup can be very beneficial. I don’t recall anyone saying that Glennon should be cut, but the mob loves to spin things.”

    Yes, I DO know the difference between helping a team and being the face of the franchise. I thought the ‘heavy sarcasm’ was implied and understood. I’m just going in the opposite direction as Joe cuz it looks like fun. :^)
    Although no one, to my knowledge, has said to ‘cut’ Glennon, there seems to be an abundance of geniuses who are clamoring for a trade. For the life of me, I can’t figure out who/what they will get.
    BTW, did you used to drop in on the Buc NG?

  16. teacherman777 Says:

    @joe

    The World Cup is the greatest sporting event in the World!

    USA! USA!

    Our boys out there play with heart and as a team!

    Team USA deserves more respect @joe.
    Special thanks to Clint Dempsey. landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Michael
    Bradley for taking American soccer to the top! Legends!

    We are in the group of death. Germany, Portugal, and Ghana (who has knocked us out of the past to Cups)

    Team USA needs ur support! Go Bucs!

    Joe did not bash soccer or the US Team here. Before we celebrate these guys, let’s see if they can take us as far as Tony Sanneh, Brian McBride and the other giants of the US did in ’02. There’s always a good shot with Jeff Agoos out of the game. –Joe

  17. biff barker Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Owusu sucks. He will not be on the final roster. In fact, he’ll be lucky to make it pass the UDFA period.

    _________________________________

    Well that’s pretty good news for Owusu since you’ve pretty much wrong about pretty much everything Bonsai.

    You were one of the same guys wanting to resign Freeman too.

  18. Kevin Says:

    We should bring back Brett Favre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Basically all the ineptness of last season was dumped on Glennon’s head. Curious how nothing has been heard or read from Glennon concerning the free agent signings so far. Why the silence from MG?

  20. lurker Says:

    “Mike Glennon is far more intelligent than any QB coming outcof this draft. He carved the Seattle defense up (in Seattle) like oscar Mayer with backups in the backfield, a practice squad receiving corps, and swiss cheese offensive line. Let’s not also forget that his offensive coordinator was an assistant and the last of the scraps Sciano had to choose from. Glennon has a hell of an arm and can take a shot too.”

    he didn’t carve up anybody. his are is weak. his long passes flutter, man. that is a weak arm. receivers have to come back to the ball or jump when no one is near them. he has no touch. mccown has done better than glennon.

  21. lurker Says:

    are=arm

    ——————-

    also, there is nothing that states glennon is smarter than the draft prospects, wake up.

  22. teacherman777 Says:

    @joe

    hahahah

    That Agoos joke was awesome!

    Thanks for lightening it up.

    Respect.

    We may lose all three games. But I am sure we will fight in all 3!!

    I am not crowning them anything yet. I am crowning for what they have done.

    Clint Dempsey made it to the premier league and finished as the leagues $th leading scorer in 2012.

    Michael Bradley is the first American to start for a Italian first division team. Let’s get it straight, Lalas was the first in Serie A. –Joe

    Landon Donovan had a great career.

    I am not crowning them, I am thanking them.

    When Clint Dempsey was drafted in the first MLS draft, he made 40k a year and was sleeping in the basement of a FAN to save money!! Now look at MLS? And Clints last contract for Seattle. 3 years, 24 million.

    Dude. That is progress. And that sir, is the American ideal.

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    Intelligence is very important but being able to get out of your own way in an athletic sport is far more important. i have seen enough. get glennon a shinny new clipboard to hold or trade him if you can get anything. I don’t understand the willingness to accept mediocrity

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Hawk,

    My bad, didn’t catch the sarcasm. I should have. My apologies.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Curious how nothing has been heard or read from Glennon concerning the free agent signings so far. Why the silence from MG?”

    ———-

    Glennon is a classy guy, and smart enough to know that speaking out in basically any way won’t help his cause.

  26. Queen B Says:

    Don’t forget about Russell Shepard and Tommy Streeter!! Shepard might be the speed guy and Streeter is 6’5″. We could have VJax, T Wright, Evans and Street all 6’5″. I already burned my #19 Bikini!!

  27. SAMCRO Says:

    I think the Patriots are waiting for us to cut Glennon. It’s just a matter of time before this fanbase (cover name for the media) will run Glennon out on a rail. With all the local bad mouthing about MG8, Licht will be damn lucky if he could find a trade partner, or end up, like we have witnessed lately, just outright releasing him. With Bellicheat somehow outsmarting everyone again for the next 10 to 12 years.

  28. Eric Says:

    This guy plays for the Bucs?

  29. passthebuc Says:

    I love this site. so much fan love, so much comrade among posters.

  30. Owlykat Says:

    Owusu should be much improved with expert coaching this year. Shiano didn’t have a clue. Our Olympic sprinter is not our only burner besides Owusu. Others include Page, Skye Dawson, Smith, and Murphy! We don’t have to waste our first pick on Watkins. Tedford has plenty of speed in space players already and Rainey is almost that fast too and has great quickness. Outside of QB we don’t,t have to get first round talent to win a SB when we have great coaching. Look how many lower round players the Seahawk Coaches developed into stars in winning their SB. L & L know how to build a team to win!

  31. Jim Says:

    Can he punt return?

  32. lion Says:

    Two words, camp fodder.

  33. Eric Says:

    I can hear the chants now.

    Owooooooosuuuuuuu

    Owooooooosuuuuuuu

  34. Hawk Says:

    Owlykat Says:
    “Outside of QB we don’t,t have to get first round talent to win a SB when we have great coaching. Look how many lower round players the Seahawk Coaches developed into stars in winning their SB. L & L know how to build a team to win!”
    You have a typo in there, Owlykat. I think you meant to type, “INCLUDING QB, we don’t have to get first round talent…”, since the Seahawks showed how you can win a Super Bowl with a third round QB. This way your above paragraph isn’t contradictory.
    Or was the contradictory part, the line about great coaching, because you don’t believe the Bucs have it? And then the Bucs would need as many first round picks as possible.
    !

 
 

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