Tight Ends To Blame For Anemic Running GameDecember 16th, 2009
Former Bucs defensive lineman Steve White (1996-2001) is a hardcore Bucs fan and a true Xs and Os guy.
JoeBucsFan.com is proud to have him as a regular analyst. His weekly Bull Rush column is a must read.
In this video, from White’s own blog, White takes a hard look at the Bucs’ horrid running game. Top on White’s priority to fix it is to shore up what he calls consistently poor blocking from all three Bucs tight ends.
White offers solutions, including using backup defensive tackle Demar Dotson as a tight end, with a one-back set and keeping Kellen Winslow on the field as a slot receiver.
There’s lots of other interesting stuff, too, including White praising the offensive line for its consistency. “Stop wasting five other guys’ blocks because one [tight end] can’t block a defensive end over his nose.”