Brian Price Still On Fire

August 2nd, 2010

Like he wrote yesterday on Twitter, Joe hates being repetitive, but rookie defensive tackle Brian Price is a freaking beast.

His early stellar play in camp continued Monday morning as Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, posting on the TBO Bucs training camp update feed, documented.

So far, DT Roy Miller is having a good camp. The only problem with that is that fellow DT Brian Price is having a great camp. Price beat a double team to make a stop behind the line during a running game drill earlier today.

This is not a knock on any other Bucs rookie. But Price is not playing like a rookie, he’s playing like a man possessed. He’s lightning quick off the ball and has running back-like speed to peel off the line and chase down ballcarriers. Oh, and he’s strong as a Clydesdale.

The way this guy is playing Joe’s isn’t sure just how the Bucs are going to keep Price off the field.

15 Responses to “Brian Price Still On Fire”

  1. Armon Marcel Says:

    Where’s Steve been? I remember him saying it would look bad if Price upstaged McCoy. interested to hear his opinion

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    I don’t think it looks bad if Price does better than McCoy – to me, that’s a good problem. Price was 1st round talent that dropped.

  3. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Could this mean our OL is struggling? I mean, are they having problems with anyone else on the D-line or is Price simply owning far above the rest?

  4. DRB Says:

    Don’t count Roy Miller out- dude is gonna be a REALLY GOOD player. He’s pretty much the strongest player on the roster, he’s built like a natural 4-3 nose tackle, he’s a work a holic, and he was the defensive MVP in the fiesta bowl.

    He has a chance to be the best nose tackle the bucs have ever had. McCoy and Price will get all of the press, and that’s the way Roy likes it. He is in his 2nd year now, he doesn’t have to worry about the “rookie wall” this year. He will also be playing at 305lbs this season instead of 325+lbs like last season and won’t be asked to control 2 gaps anymore.

  5. bucfan593 Says:

    I think th same thing Deeb, I think we would be ignorant to think that there wouldnt be a DT that out performed McCoy that was drafteds after him. Im just glad we may have him also. you know that Roy miller out performed most if not all the first round choices last year. so hopefully we lucked out on this one. However a good point is made… Is our O-line weak thats the ultimate question. Mabey JOE can ansewer that one for us???

  6. JimBuc Says:

    I hope it does not change, but one thing to note is that Stylze White said yesterday that Price was playing without really understanding the system. I took that to mean that he was rushing without concern for gap etc. So, that could make the current results a little skewed. I sure hope not.

  7. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    How about Price, Miller and McCoy on the line at the same time with Proce playing LDE blowing up the RT and TE?

  8. Gatorbuc15 Says:


    Won’t be to long now before this defense is feared yet again.

  9. Joe Says:


    Joe has written the following before:

    Joe doesn’t believe the Bucs offensive line to be weak. If, for whatever reason, Jeremy Trueblood, Davin Joseph, Jeff Faine or Donald Penn were cut this afternoon, the clock wouldn’t strike midnight before they were signed by another team.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Great news! Don’t know how anybody can put a bad spin on this!

  11. Jonny Says:

    Jake Delhomme, here he comes!

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    This is why I want to see them play an occasional 5 man d line with White, Price, Miller, McCoy & Crowder or Moore. This would be good to run with 2 OLB’s while Ruud sulks on the sidelines about his contract. Hey Ruud, Sulk on this.

  13. Javier n Wimauma Says:


    That would be one way to prevent him from getting 200 tackles.

  14. Mauha Deeb Says:

    I wasn’t asking if the line was weak. I was asking if Price is the only one dominating the OL. Outside of Price, is the rest of the DL owning the OL or is the OL holding its weight?

  15. Pete Dutcher Says:


    Is it feasable, given his speed, moves and strength, for Price to play Defensive End? I ask because having McCoy, Miller and Price all on the field at the same time could be very overpowering to offensive lines.