More Second Half Thoughts

September 4th, 2009

just-joe-300x2652A few things that stood out for Joe in the fast-moving second half.

*John Lynch kept pounding the drum for Josh Freeman to be the starter. Mark Dominik had no problem quickly pointing out Freeman’s shortcomings on the air and reiterate the rookie will sit for a while.

*The Bucs were out of their minds for playing Clifton Smith that long and that much. Good golly, he could have had his knees wiped out by some fourth-stringer. Needless risk. Joe believes that could indicate Greg Olson’s disinterest in playing Smith in the offense. Otherwise, why not use Jameel Cook for garbage time?

*Brian Clark redeemed himself. It’s clear he makes the team with Maurice Stovall and Sammie Stroughter. They’ll round out the WRs with Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant.

*Wide Receiver Patrick Carter had a very consistent preseason. A possibility for the practice squad.

One Response to “More Second Half Thoughts”

  1. grumpy4669 Says:

    Clifton Smith is our next Earnest Graham I think. Anyone notice his LACK of turning the ball over so far, unlike last year? As far as Brian Clark, while fumbling the punt, definitely turned some heads with that one-handed catch off of the deflection–GREAT CATCH! What happened to Stovall though? The last we saw of him was him walking off the field with his arm hanging down. Any updates on his status?