Will Near-Miss By Dominik Haunt Bucs Saturday?December 16th, 2011
Remember just before the season when Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik nearly inked Cowboys offensive tackle Doug Free?
Yeah, Joe thought you may have forgotten about that.
The Cowboys and Bucs were feverishly going after Free’s services when Free decided to stay in Dallass. Now, Saturday, that may come back to haunt the Bucs and Dominik.
Free will be squaring off against Adrian Clayborn. While Free gave up a couple of sacks last week against the Giants, he believes he is ready to shut down Clayborn, writes Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Cowboys left tackle Doug Free uncharacteristically gave up two sacks to Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul last week, including one that cost the team a safety. Freeseems intent on playing better this week against Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who has 6.5 sacks this season.
“I’ve just got to keep working. That’s about it,” Free said Thursday.
Free has allowed six sacks, three quarterback hits and 22 quarterback pressures this season, according to Pro Football Focus.
This could be a critical area for the Bucs. Glamour boy Tony Romo seems to melt down late in games. If the Bucs can keep the game close and Clayborn can get some heat on Romo, Joe suspects good things will happen.