“Definitely A Better Pass Rusher Than I Thought”August 1st, 2013
The buzz around fourth-round rookie nosetackle Akeem Spence continues to grow.
Yesterday, Joe brought you feedback on Spence’s development from Jeremy Zuttah, Ted Larsen and Greg Schiano. Today, Schiano said Spence is more versatile than his college tape showed
“He is definitely a better pass rusher than I thought he was [on film],” Schiano said.
The leader of the New Schiano Order went on to say Spence is learning quickly under defensive line coaches Bryan Cox and Randy Melvin, a couple of guys with Super Bowl rings.
If, a big if, Spence can rush the passer, that will surely change the projected look of the Bucs’ defensive line. Last year, nosetackle Roy Miller was a lock to leave the field on passing downs, in favor of DaQuan Bowers, Michael Bennett and others rushing inside.