Ogletree Thriving; Trade Deadline ArrivingOctober 26th, 2013
The Lions found an unexpected gem in wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who has delivered for them in limited action after the Bucs cut Ogletree for dropping everything in site.
More snaps likely are on the way in Detroit for Ogletree, notes BSPN.
Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Thursday that he could see Ogletree getting more snaps in the future. Where, though, could be the question. As Kris Durham emerges as the third wide receiver alongside Johnson and either Ryan Broyles or Nate Burleson, when he returns, in the slot, it could turn into an interesting situation with Ogletree and Durham.
“His targets and catches have been very good for us,” Linehan said. “He’s a veteran, played in a system when he was in Dallas that has a little bit of carryover for him here. He’s a veteran and a guy that works really hard to be ready for anything you ask.
Joe notes the Ogletree revival because it’s a reminder that sometimes players thrive in a fresh environment. The NFL’s trading deadline is Tuesday.
Yes, one could consider the New Schiano Order environment stale and decaying and not conducive to reviving a player but, still, the Bucs’ brass surely is looking for hidden saviors that could bring the 2013 season back to respectability.
If the Bucs’ hierarchy really wants to try and salvage 2013, then they’ll hotly pursue a wide receiver, given that Mike Williams is shelved with a hamstring injury, If they really desire to evaluate Mike Glennon, then that’s going to be awfully hard with only one established weapon in Vincent Jackson and a struggling offensive line.