Stock Dropping

August 10th, 2012

Early in training camp Greg Schiano said he’s extraordinarily hands on when it comes to studying turnovers and penalties. That’s the first thing he examines.

Consdering this, it’s pretty darn safe to say Preston Parker’s stock dropped faster than Joe’s jaw would fall if Rachel Watson invited him for a romantic hot tub.

On the Bucs’ opening drive tonight, Preston Parker had a 15-yard, dead-ball penalty.

Later in the first half, Parker badly muffed a punt that led to a turnover.

Throw in that Tiquan Underwood shined like he has all preseason, and Parker had a brutal night. He could find himself on the proverbial bubble by daybreak.

17 Responses to “Stock Dropping”

  1. legacy Says:

    I still don’t know why Parker is still out there for punt and kick returns

  2. BucNeckid Says:

    Bucs #3 Receiver last year to Bubble this year?
    but my WR bubble boy is Benn

  3. Oahubuc Says:

    See ya.

  4. Garry Says:

    Hes not going anywhere, but he doesn’t need to return anything.

  5. Drew Says:

    Benn stays and Parker goes.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t think we cut him, but I also just don’t understand why this guy gets even a sniff as a returner. Seriously, has he even had one decent return in his career? I sure can’t recall one. He’s not a blazer by any means, so I just don’t understand why 2 different coaches want him to return so badly. He’s not going to turn into Devin Hester. Let him be a receiver and find someone else to return kicks. Literally anyone else.

  7. Andrew Says:

    @Hawaiian im with you on that one, but I think we will slowly see him fased out of special teams to the point where we wont see him back there at all come the last preseason game. there is gatta be someone else more deserving of that job, maybe Smith.

  8. Macabee Says:

    While you’re at it, forget the Myron Lewis hype coming out of camp, the guy simply has no game!

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Every time the other team punts the ball, I just hope they kick it out of bounds or over his head. I would rather bring back Dexter Jackson to return punts than see Parker ever return another kick. At least with Jackson, he would fall before he could fumble.

  10. loweredexpectations Says:

    i have no problem with this. tiquan is big, strong, smart and hungry to boot. preston reminds me of stroughter. but i’d take sammie (if healthy) any day over preston.

  11. lurker Says:

    coach probably wanted to see what parker had in a “game” setting.

  12. Bucfan1532 Says:

    He saw it….

  13. diverson89 Says:

    I just hope that he is not returning anything once the games start actually counting. I like him as a slot receiver, but we cannot afford to turn the ball over on special teams. No team can. It creates way too much momentum for an opposing team and usually leads to points for the opposition. And he has had multiple muffs in his career so far.

  14. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    If Benn is in danger of getting traded or cut, we might as well try him as our PR/KR guy. No one on our roster is better than Benn in open field. Because he was being projected as a starting WR last two seasons, I am guessing he did not see much action as KR/PR, but now the situation is different. Kick PP to the curb and get AB to do his job.

  15. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I liked Smith on the returns…better than I liked him running the ball in this game.

    And slightly off topic, Madu looked horrible to me.

    And although Dan did “okay”, I saw nothing to be excited over. I’m missing Johnson. He wasn’t great but he was better than either of our backups.

    Freeman looked awesome but with the weightloss he looks fragile to me. Heaven help us if he gets injured.

  16. Red86 Says:

    RELAX! Stroughter is the one on the bubble. You really don’t hear much about him except special team. Parker and Smith seem like they taking that opportunity away from him. What Parker did wasn’t smart but keep in mind that if that was the regular refs. It may have been off setting foul. Those guys (ref) falsely accused McCoy and Foster for offsides when it was Roy Miller that did it.

  17. Buccanr1 Says:

    Are you kidding me… He was the best receiver we had on 3rd down…how many drives did he save us?