Tom Crabtree: FullbackAugust 19th, 2013
Bucs fans got a look at tight end Tom Crabtree lined up as a fullback at least twice with the first team against the Patriots on Saturday.
Yes, last year’s starting fullback, Erik Lorig, is battling a calf injury. Yes, versatile No. 2 RB/FB Brian Leonard sat out the game after a great preseason-opening performance against the Ravens. But Crabtree appeared to be more than just a full-in. The Operation Crabtree formation appeared to be more something the Bucs legitimately are toying with.
Of course, it could a classic preseason smokescreen, something to distract the brains of defensive coordinators on the Bucs’ schedule.
Joe will try to gather intelligence on this development at practice this morning at One Buc Palace.