Big Test For Bowers, D-Line

November 27th, 2011

There’s loads to watch in this game, but Joe definitely will be keeping an eye on the Bucs’ star recruits along the defensive line.

Da’Quan Bowers makes his first start for injured Michael Bennett. Finally Bucs fans will get to see this guy consistently unleashed on opposing quarterbacks. Brian Price, Albert Haynesworth, who should have his starter legs under him now, and Adrian Clayborn will join Bowers.

A quick look at league stats shows the Titans’ beastly offensive line has allowed the fewest “QB Hits” and second fewest sacks in the NFL. As a point of comparison, the Bucs’ high-priced hogs are fourth-best and seventh-best, respectively, in those areas.

Can the Bucs get to the quarterback today at all? They’ve been among the worst in the league in that area all season.

If Chris Johnson and the Titans running game magically gets healthy today (doesn’t everyone’s get healthy against the Bucs?), then it could be very long afternoon, assuming Matt Hasselbeck’s injury doesn’t affect his play.

2 Responses to “Big Test For Bowers, D-Line”

  1. nick Says:

    good micheal bennit sucks anyways, play bowers the rest of the way for next years developement

  2. Matt Says:

    @nick Actually, Bennett has been our best and most consistent player on the DL this year. I’m really hoping he comes back next year.