Benn Talks About Comeback, Returning Kicks

September 1st, 2012

Joe caught up with Arrelious Benn after the Bucs pounded each other in pads this afternoon at One Buc Palace. Benn talked about his health, his status for opening day, special teams, and more. What do you want to tell fans about how you feel?

Benn: I’m almost there. I’m feeling like I’m taking it slow. It felt good to be out there today running and banging around in pads and game-planning for Carolina and the season opener. I feel confident in my body, so I’m pretty much good to go.

Joe: Do you expect to play on opening-day?

Benn: Oh, yeah. I definitely expect to play. It’s just a matter of me getting out there and gettting back into it and go through the little things and let it everything fall in place.

Joe: Do you feel you’re behind on the playbook?

Benn: Not at all. One thing I did was stay in it mentally. You know, I feel as though I know the playbook like I’m one of the coaches now. Just staying in it, all the little things. That’s all I could have done when I was out [injured] just get the mental reps.

Joe:  Are you on all phases of special teams this year?

Benn: Pretty much. I’m getting back there returning some kicks this year. I’m looking forward to that.

7 Responses to “Benn Talks About Comeback, Returning Kicks”

  1. aj Says:

    I guess the bigger question is where was he lined up in practice today? With the ones or twos? In the slot?

    Might he have fielded a punt or two?

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess he did not run the Benn’d around, or that would have been the focus of this article, lol.

  2. Oahubuc Says:

    Now that’s intriguing. He could be very, very good.

  3. Miguel Grande Says:

    You can’t make the team from the tub……err………never mind.

  4. Tim Says:

    I know I am in the minority but I really like Benn. I am hoping he comes into his own this year. After the years of tiny receivers lamar thomas, jaquez green, emanuel etc… I like the bigger physical guys.

    On a unrelated subject I have been following rotoworld non-stop this morning and noticed no action on any of the players we released. i kind of thought underwood would be claimed. guess not

  5. Buc This Says:

    I see kellen Winslow was cut by Seattle. Schiano is looking smarter every day. Dom got a 7th round pic for someone who has nothing left in the tank!

  6. Garv Says:

    Good to hear this! Positive story about a valuable Buccaneer IMO.

  7. Mr Lucky Says:

    Garv you couldnt be more wrong about Benn = washed has Benn

    But then again Garv is Bucs Homer #1 – check you brain at the door, open your wallet and cheer!!!!