Bucs Sign Pass-Rush Help In Trevor Scott

August 20th, 2013

One could speculate on a conversation between Greg Schiano and Bill Belicheat when the Pats and Bucs spent three days together last week

Schiano: Bill, whaddya think of Da’Quan Bowers and what he can do this year?

Belicheat: Who?

Schiano: No. 91 at left end.

Belicheat: Trevor Scott is still out there.

Of course, that’s pure guesswork by Joe, but Scott is now a Buccaneer, per the Bucs’ media relations team.

Scott (6-5, 260) comes to the Buccaneers after playing for the New England Patriots last season, where he recorded 14 tackles and 3.0 sacks. Scott spent the first four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders. The five-year veteran has played in 72 games, with 18 starts, totaling 111 tackles, 16.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.

A native of Potsdam, New York, Scott played collegiately at the University at Buffalo. He entered the NFL as a sixth round selection (169th overall) of the Oakland Raiders in 2008.

Interestingly, Scott is out of Buffalo, the same school where rookie DE Steven Means played college ball.

A veteran like Scott getting signed this late in the game usually means a team is looking for help and not just filling space on a roster. The situation bears close monitoring. Here’s a link to a short feature on Scott following his two-sack game against the Dolphins in December.

23 Responses to “Bucs Sign Pass-Rush Help In Trevor Scott”

  1. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Good! GMC needs some help on the line. Our pass rush is non-existent.

  2. Mike Says:

    Oooooo Mark Dominik is on the hottttt seattttt – I’m sure Belicheat has heard of the names Osi, or Dwight, or John, or maybe even Michael, I wonder how Dominik hadn’t.

    My prediction come 2014: No Dominik, no Freeman (70/30). I’m sorry Mark but the way I see it, the fan base has guessed right about this roster on too many more occasions than you have. It’s wonderful of you to show up at fan’s Buc parties, but win us a playoff game, and I’ll throw u your own party…. off the clock.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Good Move, we need some pass rush help!

  4. K_bassuka Says:

    We can only hope he or Bowers can provide some pass rush… It feels like the Bucs are the only up and coming team that hasn’t showed up during preseason…

  5. BirdDoggers Says:

    Hindsight is always 20/20, but it would’ve been nice if more was done in the offseason to bolster the pass rush. It’s too early to right off Bowers as a consistent pass rusher, but this signing suggests the Bucs are convinced they need more help.

  6. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Joe says,

    A veteran like Scott getting signed this late in the game usually means a team is looking for help and not just filling space on a roster.


    Pure speculation. Did it ever occur to you that now that they have endorsed and promoted Glennon as their #2 QB that they have decided to go with 2 QB’s, and now that opens up an extra roster spot. So they chose to fill that spot with an extra pass rusher for depth. Always the negative spin. ((See Joe’s response to this hate attack below.))

  7. Macabee Says:

    Buc’n Junkie,

    You keep Joe honest. Macabee is taking a self-imposed sabbatical. Keep up the fight and good luck this season!

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Smh-Its almost comical at this point.

  9. Tim Says:

    I think Buc Junkie is on to something, we don’t need to carry three QBs on the roster. Dan or another QB will be available to be signed to the practice squad giving us an open roster position.

    Depth on D-Line is always a good thing. I do have to admit Bowers have been a disappointment thus far in preseason. But we will see once the games matter what happens, maybe hes a Stylez White that plays best under the lights.

  10. Joe Says:

    @Buc’n Junkie — You have completely distorted what Joe wrote with your spin on this.

    What Joe wrote is 100% accurate: “A veteran like Scott getting signed this late in the game usually means a team is looking for help and not just filling space on a roster.”

    This is not specific to the Bucs.

    As for the Bucs being ready to cut Dan Orlovsky, as you speculate, that’s speculation.

  11. the_buc_realist Says:

    just another day of the pop-star hitting the “panic” button. Don’t worry sheep there are 2 cut days were the pop-star will go dumpster diving for warm bodies to fill this roster out.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Things are starting to finally add up Dom-Keep on trucking bro.


  13. dr.hoagy Says:

    Picking up players 2 weeks into preseason may be ” dumpster diving” picking up a player from a loaded team after the final cut is not. It’s smart and is what many better teams do. We will see what comes down the line after the final cuts, dumpster diving or late transactions that actually help. Greg Spires anybody?

  14. the_buc_realist Says:


    lucky for the pop-star, there are at least 20 rosters better than the one the pop-star built!

  15. Oldguy Says:

    Number of sacks by the entire DL in two games – zero. Number of sacks by George Selvie of the Cowboys in two games – three. Did we release him because all nine of our DEs were better? Just asking.

  16. tiny tim Says:

    But they couldn’t sign Abraham? Funny, some of joes followers thought the signing of Abraham would have been ridiculos. Smh

  17. Illuminati Says:

    I don’t see how anyone can connect this signing to the decision whether to carry two or three QBs in the regular season.

    We cut Howard Barbieri last week, so we had an open roster spot anyway, and we certainly need the d-line depth.

    The two QB/three QB decision might not come until the final cut, and we may make several more transactions between now and then.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This isn’t panic or anything to do with Bowers. If it had to do with Bowers we would have seen someone better that might be able to start come in.

    All this means is they are no fully satisfied with DE depth.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    tiny tim Says
    “But they couldn’t sign Abraham? Funny, some of joes followers thought the signing of Abraham would have been ridiculos. Smh”

    I wanted Abraham also…but there is a big age difference between the two. That’s probably why.

  20. Kryq Says:

    Isn’t Abraham with Arizona ? And had a sack first game or force fumble ?

  21. Buc_The_World Says:

    @ Oldguy

    Because Kiffin and Marinelli are much better defensive minds than Sheridan.

  22. Neil Says:

    From watching the other preseason games, it was actually enjoyable and impressive to see other teams do their thing. The starters for the Bucs have done nothing at all to be pumped about. Offenses moving down the field, QBs looking sharp, defenses sacking the QB.

    Hopefully Scott can contribute like Teo did last year.

  23. coolbreeze Says:

    i just hope we can get some pass rush and if our oline plays ok i believe freeman be ok guys so do anyone know of any other pass rusher we may can sign