The Cavalry To The Rescue

September 24th, 2011

When the Bucs opened the season against the Lions, Matt Stafford carved up the Bucs defense in the first half like a chef cleaning grouper. One reason was the Lions had multiple weapons for Stafford to throw to.

Well, now comes Matty ice and the Dixie Chicks. With Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez to throw to, it will mean all hands on deck for the Bucs secondary.

Good thing for the Bucs reinforcements are coming in. Second-year corner Myron Lewis, who has seen limited playing time in his two years with the Bucs due to a string of injuries, has been deemed healthy enough to play Sunday, so writes Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times.

The 2010 third-round draft choice out of Vanderbilt has been slowed by injuries since the preseason, when he had a hamstring injury.

He’ll play, according to Morris, in specific situations.

“We’ll get him out there in some of our three-wide receiver sets or four-wide receiver sets,” Morris said. “We’ll give him a chance to get out and get going.”

The Bucs have high hopes for Lewis but it’s hard for any player to fulfill expectations if he cannot get on the field. That has been Lewis’ problem. Joe believes the Dixie Chicks will provide the same type of problem to the Bucs that the Lions did to open the season.

The more corners the Bucs have available, the better.

5 Responses to “The Cavalry To The Rescue”

  1. McBuc Says:

    oddy and Jolio really have not done much so far this year. Their third reciever and TG are seeing the bulk of the production. The Bucs will do fine, these teams match up well. It should be another close game. I just hope the Bucs come out ahead this time around.

  2. McBuc Says:

    That should have said Roddy.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    Good. Lewis has talent. We’ll need him. A lot!

  4. astrobuc Says:

    I hope he can right the ship. He has not done anything here yet. Talent = yes. Production = no.

  5. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Myron Lewis is the cavalry? sigh… I am past the point of hoping this guy will become a big time starting cornerback someday. Now I just hope that he can stay on the field long enough to contribute a bit until we can draft another high round corner. He definitely matches up better size wise with Julio Jones as compared to Biggers and Mack. So there is that I guess…