“I Can Play A Lot Of Positions”

June 9th, 2013

Last summer, fullback Erik Lorig told Joe the new Bucs’ offense would feature more fullback than in past seasons. Then Lorig went out and caught four balls out of the backfield during the Bucs’ opening day victory against the Panthers.

But Lorig was primarily a blocker after that game. (Why?)

It’s clear Lorig has the talent to be a weapon beyond blocking for one the NFL’s great running backs, Doug Martin. Lorig’s also an intriguing dude because he played tight end at Stanford — and defensive end — and is one those cerebral types who can master all kinds of stuff.

Earnest Graham has gone out of his way to praise Lorig’s elite athleticism.

So it stood out to Joe when Lorig said, “I can play a lot of positions,” during a recent interview for Buccaneers.com.

Lorig went on to rave about Earnest Byner being a complete running backs coach. “He has all the intangibles when it comes to coaching and he’s teaching us stuff all the time.”

Joe’s wondering what the Bucs might have in store for Lorig this season. He could transform into an 0ld yet new weapon for Josh Freeman.

9 Responses to ““I Can Play A Lot Of Positions””

  1. tampabaybucfan Says:

    A simple handoff to Lorig once in a while would help. At times, I don’t think we are very creative with our playcalling. What a shock to hand off to Lorig on first or second down.

  2. Bobby Says:

    Yeah. Lorig is like the Kama Sutra of football for the Bucs. He’s got a nasty attitude when he blocks too. Hope they utilize him more this year.

  3. Mike J Says:

    But I wonder where Leonard fits into this equation?

  4. Kalind Says:

    Glad to see this guy stuck around. He’s a quality player.

    And…ahem. A good Dom draft pick (I’m looking at you Shaun King). So all you Dom haters, that’s one more to add to his already top tier drafting numbers.

  5. Pete 422 Says:

    Why not have him interchange between FB & TE? That would keep the defense off balance enough to keep the chains moving.

  6. Macabee Says:

    Bucs traded for OT Gabe Carimi. One of Bostad’s former pupils. Joe will have details, I’m sure!

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    With Carimi now onboard we have a RT who had a legitimate first round grade. Let’s see if Bostad can get his former player back up to speed. I like this trade. A guy who was picked in the first round just two years ago in exchange for a sixth round pick? I’ll take it.

  8. FlBoy84 Says:

    +1 FLBoyInDallas

  9. Adam Says:

    Lorig is one of Dominik’s true “Finds.” That’s what a REAL GM does.