Adrian Clayborn On The Mend

January 18th, 2013

The Bucs’ sack total from the defensive line this year was, again, miserable, and pretty much has been since Simeon Rice left the Bucs. That’s five years the Bucs have searched for a pass rusher that makes quarterbacks buy Pampers?

Draft pick after draft pick and the Bucs still don’t have a scary pass rush. The subpar 2012 season again cost the Bucs a defensive line coach for lack of sack production.

In 2010, Adrian Clayborn seemed showed talent and had splashes where he reminded Bucs fans of Rice, especially when he planted Matty Ice into the turf of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

The defense suffered a blow when Clayborn blew out a knee early this season. But it appears Clayborn has a clean bill of health to continue his rehab, so he Twittered this morning.

@AJaClay: Bout to see my doc…hopefully I get some good news and I can start running.

(An hour later… )

@AJaClay: Knee is good!

And that means the Bucs are good!

Hopefully, with a reinvigorated Clayborn, Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy and a return of Michael Bennett and a healthy Da’Quan Bowers, the Bucs will be able to make quarterbacks have untimely accidents on the field, which used to happen when Warren Sapp and Rice danced and pranced.

19 Responses to “Adrian Clayborn On The Mend”

  1. Terraj Says:

    Adrian is the man. IMO he’s been the best draft pick Dominik has made. Hard worker with a relentless motor and great team guy from what I’ve heard. Glad to hear his rehab is on schedule….Thanks for the update Joe. Any word on how rehab is going for Davin Joseph?

  2. voice of reason Says:

    Gerald McCoy is a pro bowler but not an all pro.

  3. 1GR8BUCFAN Says:

    Can’t wait to see Clayborn back. Love the tenacity with which he plays.

  4. Sneedy16 Says:

    Clayborn will probably have more sacks if they quit running stunts.

  5. MadMax Says:

    Just found out Mcnulty is our new QB coach!!! YIPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!

  6. OAR Says:

    “It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And, it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you’re dead.”

  7. MadMax Says:

    twitter dt com/TBBuccaneers/

  8. Macabee Says:

    And Randy Melvin still D-Line coach. Either they didn’t fire him in the first place or did and went “Oops, just kidding”!

  9. PRBucFan Says:

    Our D-Line will be beast next year with everyone healthy,

    I just wish we would go after some of the quality coaches available.

  10. Orlandobucfan Says:

    According to ESPN.
    “Randy Melvin is our defensive line coach,’’ Dominik said. “He has never been fired or terminated from his contract. He’s handled this extremely well. Randy Melvin is our defensive line coach for 2013.’’

    With everyone healthy and signing Bennett we could have a dominant D Line with some depth to rotate in and out. Could be really really fun to watch.

  11. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Just saw your next article.

  12. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I hope Clayborn was hitting the weights heavy while waiting for his leg to heal. Really pump up his arms, shoulders, and chest.

  13. toneman850 Says:

    “In 2010, Adrian Clayborn seemed showed talent and had splashes”
    Clayborn was drafted in 2011.

    Joe, are you talking when he was at Iowa?

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    So glad to here this news. AJaclay is a Beast!!!

    He’s gonna beast it up right into the Pro Bowl along with Bowers. Next season all 3 get some Maui Wowie.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    I love this guy!

    John Gruden

  16. Patrick Says:

    Good news; but need some better depth on the D-line. Wouldn’t mind bringing in Dwight Freeney for a 1-2 year deal. He’d be a solid veteran backup.

  17. the_buc_realist Says:

    depth? we need starters! we are at the bottom of the league.

  18. Piratic Says:

    Great news!
    We NEED #94. Period.

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    OAR, Terminator #1 yes? Sorry missed that before.