Kyle Moore Ready For His NFL Debut

September 23rd, 2009
Bucs rookie defensive end Kyle Moore out of USC is excited to make his NFL debut on Sunday

Bucs rookie defensive end Kyle Moore out of USC is excited to make his NFL debut on Sunday

The sad reality is that defensive end Gaines Adams is unlikely to be more than a Bucs trivia question answer next season.

There’s no reason to think the Glazers would pay him for Year 4 of his six-year, $42 million contract. Gaines would need to turn his entire career around immediately to warrant that kind of money. 

So the Bucs would be wise to start getting more reps for their other young defensive ends: 2009 fourth-round pick Kyle Moore and recent pickup Tim Crowder, a 2007 second-round pick of the Broncos who played pretty well against the Bills last week.

For Moore, Sunday will be his NFL debut. A groin injury kept him out of the Bucs’ first two games.

Moore wrote on his official Web site that he’s excited to build on his 2 1/2 sacks in the preseason and stop the losing streak — something he never experienced before.

It’s a new feeling for me because I have never lost two games in a row throughout my entire football career in either high school or college at USC. Losing is a feeling that I am not used to and I don’t like it. I don’t like to lose at all. I am used to winning and I will do whatever it takes to help the team get back on the winning track again.

Moore goes on to write about how the Bucs are struggling with their communication on defense.


One Response to “Kyle Moore Ready For His NFL Debut”

  1. Sgt Mike Says:

    Hopefully this guy is the “Tonic” our defense needs to get back to basics and play some fundamentally sound Defense worst case. They look like my kids pop warner team in the secondary and the play from Adams is starting to get embarrassing. Not many high round DE picks are starters on teams at this kind of money playing the way he is. Adams would have to make a huge turn around and pretty quick to not get cut maybe even before the season ends or traded for nothing to another shit defense.