Dotson Says He’s Not Competing With CarimiJuly 28th, 2013
Demar Dotson, one of the true Buccaneer nice guys, has one hell of a good attitude. Locked in a major position battle for right tackle with Gabe Carimi, a guy who has Donald Penn raving about his technique, Dotson remains dialed into the Raheem Morris mantra, “Be your best self.”
Asked by WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM Bucs beat man Tom Krasniqi about the competition with Carimi, Dotson says he only feels like he’s competing with one man — himself.
“I don’t look at it as a competition with Gabe; I look at it is a competition within myself,” Dotson said. ” Because if I’m not on my game, anybody can take my job. Gabe can take it. A third-string guy can take it. So it’s nothing against Gabe. I don’t come out here and say, ‘I gotta work harder than Gabe today. You know, It’s me saying, ‘I gotta work hard within myself. I gotta be my best.’ And if Gabe’s the better guy, then he’s the better guy. But I’m going to work as good as I can work within me and keep grinding every day.”
Right now, Dotson has been working with the first team, which can only help him get an edge, but keep an eye on whether he and Carimi’s reps going forward change going forward. (You can catch the entire Dotson interview below from Joe’s partners at WDAE.)