The Cavalry To The RescueSeptember 24th, 2011
When the Bucs opened the season against the Lions, Matt Stafford carved up the Bucs defense in the first half like a chef cleaning grouper. One reason was the Lions had multiple weapons for Stafford to throw to.
Well, now comes Matty ice and the Dixie Chicks. With Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez to throw to, it will mean all hands on deck for the Bucs secondary.
Good thing for the Bucs reinforcements are coming in. Second-year corner Myron Lewis, who has seen limited playing time in his two years with the Bucs due to a string of injuries, has been deemed healthy enough to play Sunday, so writes Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.
The 2010 third-round draft choice out of Vanderbilt has been slowed by injuries since the preseason, when he had a hamstring injury.
He’ll play, according to Morris, in specific situations.
“We’ll get him out there in some of our three-wide receiver sets or four-wide receiver sets,” Morris said. “We’ll give him a chance to get out and get going.”
The Bucs have high hopes for Lewis but it’s hard for any player to fulfill expectations if he cannot get on the field. That has been Lewis’ problem. Joe believes the Dixie Chicks will provide the same type of problem to the Bucs that the Lions did to open the season.
The more corners the Bucs have available, the better.