“Osi Would Fit Here”March 21st, 2013
Former Bucs defensive end Steve White floated all kinds of Bucs takes during his appearance on WDAE-AM 620 on Monday with host Tom Krasniqi.
White even wondered aloud whether the Bucs will go into the 2013 season with DaQuan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn as starting defensive ends because rockstar general manager Mark Dominik can’t afford anymore busts or perceived busts among his premium draft picks. (You can catch all the audio via the link above.)
But even with Bowers and Clayborn as the preferred starters, White would like to see another pass rusher so the Bucs can be effective getting after the quarterback with four guys.
“I think Osi [Umenyiora] would fit here,” White said. “If you want pass rush, he can get you that.
“Most of our run defense comes from blitzing anyway. So I thought he would be a good guy, [John] Abraham, any of those [premier] guys.”
As Dwight Freeney, Umenyiora and Abraham remain unemployed and watch their cash value plummet, Joe also is wondering why the Bucs aren’t bringing these guys in for visits and having their medical team scrutinize them. After all, if the Bucs can score Darrelle Revis and squeeze a good year out of a veteran pass rusher to team with Bowers and Clayborn, the Bucs’ defense might be good enough to actually lead the team to the playoffs.