In Search Of SackmastersJune 7th, 2013
Is a fourth-year undrafted defensive end with zero career sacks part of the answer for the Bucs’ defense?
Cool cat Rick Brown, of the Lakeland Ledger, took a look at Bucs DE Aaron Morgan and explored that possibility.
Joe saw Morgan at practice last week playing his share of right defensive end in what appeared to be the dreaded three-man fronts. Yes, Morgan likely was there because Adrian Clayborn is proceeding cautiously to baby his knee, but Morgan was there nonetheless.
His odds are slim after the Bucs drafted two defensive ends in the fourth and fifth rounds this offseason: William Gholston and Steven Means. But Morgan was a New Schiano Order pickup late last season after Jacksonville cut him, and he’s still around, which has to say something positive.
Greg Schiano also praised Morgan’s pass rush skills last week.
Joe, though, feels uneasy that a veteran who hasn’t done anything could be part of the Bucs’ depth plans at a very critical position. That wouldn’t feel like a good sign.