The Outside Linebacker QuestionMay 6th, 2013
In the past couple of months, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik has done a wonderful job upgrading what was a historically rotten NFL secondary.
Adding guys like Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson and drafting a rookie like Johnthan Banks makes the Bucs look like they’ve gone from the outhouse to the penthouse of defensive backfields.
Bucs fans were focused on upgrading the secondary, rightly so. But what about outside linebacker, where there is a hole left by the injury to Quincy Black? This subject came up in a recent BSPN NFL South chat.
WHy does everybody have Casillas signed in as our OLB opposite of Lavonte? Hayward and Watson have been big time contributors when they have had the chance…i see Hawyard starting on opening day
Could be. Casillas isn’t anything special.
Good grief, does this “STeve” character watch Bucs games, or does he just wear cheerleader skirts on Sunday afternoons?
For years Bucs fans wanted to run Black out of town for horrid play perhaps more than any other player. But last year, however, Joe will be the first to say Black was playing good football.
Imagine what happens when a player gets coached up?
So if, for three or four years Black was among the worst starters on the Bucs, doesn’t that say something about Adam Hayward and Dekoda Watson that they couldn’t unseat Black?
Look, Joe thinks the world of Watson, but the man is a one-trick pony. He’s a fantastic special teams player.
As far as Hayward goes, the only thing Joe can think of where Hayward made a name for himself was for going MMA on his position coach on the sidelines last year.
Time will tell about Jonathan Casillas, though it does speak volumes that Casillas couldn’t start for the Saints, which had the NFL’s worst defense last season.