White Moving Back to Right End

August 22nd, 2008
If reports are to be believed, Greg White will be moved back to right defensive end.

If reports are to be believed, Greg White will move back to right defensive end.

Last season right defensive end Greg White was a surprise to Bucs fans as he became a dominant player, coming from almost nowhere to rack up 50 tackles, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

But with the emergence of stud 2007 first round draft pick Gaines Adams, the Bucs had hoped to move White to left end, a position he has never played, and give Adams the starting job at right end. The Tampa Tribune reports today that the experiment is now considered a failure.

Tampa Bay apparently has decided to switch DE White from left defensive end back to right end, his natural position.

What the Tribune doesn’t explain is what that means for Gaines Adams. It’s going to be hard to keep White off the field if he matches last year’s numbers at right end, despite how talented Adams may be. And last year, once Adams settled down at right end, the rookie blossomed into the player the Bucs thought he could be as the fourth overall selection.

It now looks as if Kevin Carter will be the starting left end. The depth chart on the Bucs’ official site shows White as Carter’s backup.

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