Battling!July 29th, 2010
There are all sorts of battles to keep an eye out when training camp begins Saturday for the Bucs. Obviously the biggest one may be safeties Sean Jones and Sabby the Goat. But another battle that piques Joe’s interest is who will start at defensive tackle between second-year Bucs stud Roy Miller and rookie Brian Price.
It seems eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune is of the same mind as Joe. In listening various battles for starting positions, Kaufman also includes the Miller-Price duel.
Roy Miller vs. rookie Brian Price: Miller flashed enough skills in his first pro season to excite Buc coaches about his potential as a 310-pound run stuffer. The former Texas standout will need a strong camp to hold off Price, a disruptive force at UCLA who has a knack for making stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Miller had a pretty solid year last year for a rookie, better than the three defensive tackles drafted in the first round last year. Price is supposed to be an absolute stud. If Price can somehow beat out Miller, Joe believes it’s safe to assume that defensive tackle will be a power position for the Bucs for some time.