Scott Caught Bucs’ Eye In 2012 Practice

August 27th, 2013

Trevor Scott opened Bucs fans eyes with three sacks on Saturday

The Bucs’ new sackmaster, veteran Trevor Scott, was a guy that impressed the Bucs during 2012 joint practices sessions between the Bucs and Patriots in Tampa. That was the word from Ronde Barber during the Bucs-Dolphins broadcast Saturday.

Scott proceeded to be an effective backup defensive end in New England, finishing with three sacks last season.

Scott entered free agency this season, but the Bucs didn’t bite. Why not?

Joe doesn’t know the answer. Adrian Clayborn was still in the middle of knee rehab in March, and Michael Bennett had left the building, and many folks, but not rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, were hoping the Bucs would go after a veteran pass rusher.

Regardless, the Bucs have Scott now. Only a Buccaneer for a week, Scott has managed to inject a little hope into the prospect of the Bucs having an average pass rush this season.

29 Responses to “Scott Caught Bucs’ Eye In 2012 Practice”

  1. blackmagic00 Says:

    Only the bucs have a sack master who had 3 sacks in a season. Smh

  2. Mean D Says:

    Dominik is in over his head.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Please football gods, let him stay healthy.

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Average! you called this line average! for the past four seasons the bucs d-line was the worst and one year second to the worst. That is fact. The pop-star has spent alot of resources to fix this area and has failed miserably! This failure will cost the pop-star his job.

  5. trusomaroff Says:

    I predict 4 sacks on game 1 to shut everyone up. Along
    With an interception.

  6. SteveBucsFan Says:


    How many players on the line this year were on the line last year? Do you put in facts behind your crazy statements?

  7. Tim Says:

    I think Scott may spell the end to Bowers, Clayborn is locked in as a starter, then Teo (I have no clue how to pronounce much less spell the mans name) will likely get the nod on the other side. With Scott and Means rotating in. Gholston can play both inside and at DE.

    That’s five DEs with one that can play inside. I don’t see use keeping six DEs, so I believe Dom is going to lose yet another high draft pick.

  8. Biff Barker Says:

    The entire defense will improve as the season progresses. How can the unit get better with key players on the sideline?

  9. tampabaybucfan Says:


    There is no way we cut Bowers….at the very least, we would trade him.
    I also think it is too early to predict his demise. Bowers is at least a backup. Dom is reluctant also to give up easily on draft picks.(Marvin Lewis)…..This is a phenomenon I describe as “draft ego” Defined….an unwillingness to give up on draft picks in the hopes that you will be eventually proven right.
    Sometimes you just have to admit a mistake and move on.
    Bowers insn’t a mistake yet….but I wonder about Tandy & Goode from last year’s draft…..also, Stocker is rapidly becoming a prospect for the “draft ego” list.

  10. tampabaybucfan Says:

    oops……Myron Lewis so easy to forget the name when the player is forgettable

  11. Mike10 Says:

    Dom has to go…

  12. Couch Fan Says:

    I agree, unless there is something more to it that we dont know about, there is no way we cut Bowers before he even starts 1 meaningful game.

  13. tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Couch

    I think there must be some players that are a bit slack with their regimen. Bowers may be one of these so Schiano calls him out on his “readiness”. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t an asset without talent. It may mean the exact opposite….coaches know that there is a lot more there. It is their job to find a way to bring it out.
    I was once told by an x NFL coach that there isn’t a 10% difference between a player’s ability at the NFL level…..but and that 10% is realized by good coaching and peer pressure.
    This is why some players play much better depending upon the team.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Yo What up Brothas..Hope everybody family well, and everyone’s in good thoughts.
    I know this is off topic, but did anyone see how bad Atlanta Falcons OLine looked against the Titans (Lawd).

    And guess the BUC what, they’re(Titans) using madd STUNTS up front. Affective stunts I may add.

    Shout outs to that IOWA kid DT Karl Klug for WORKING hard at his craft; rumble young man rumble (Still upset with you about that pick Dom-can’t get’em all though)

  15. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    tampabaybuvfan, that’s probably why he’s an ex NFL coach. Total BS.

  16. SacBucs Says:

    Its a shamed that a player that was about to get 86d comes in here and makes our dline look hopeful.. New englands trash is our treasure. Wow


  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    That’s happens all the time man; all across the NFL, errrrrrrrrr year(Insert Greg Spires). Shyte it actually happens an the typical work environment as well. So BUC it!!!

  18. RBellBuc Says:

    I hope Dominik continues without rest, scouring the wire looking for talented depth. There has to be some blue chip players released that can give us a decent starter, or a quality backup, if we’re not sold on what we already have.

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    COMPETITION COMPETITION-Its a beautiful thing brotha. Gonna be a great season man.

  20. Tampabaybucsfan Says:

    @ Rachel Watson’s thing

    It was Jimmy Johnson

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Can’t argue with Jimmy-He’s one the best talent evaluators/Leader of Men ;EVER. Let Me repeat that EVER.

    Dude what has won on every freakin level man.

    AS PLAYER-AS A COLLEGE COACH-NFL COACH+Plus he’s pretty good damn capitalist as well (Tip my hat)

    Love when he said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”..excuse me William–qcApBJg

  22. SacBucs Says:

    You remember when we got Spires from detriot or whoever( to long ago to sure) but he made a instant impact on the dline. Took over chidi spot at LDE then we were fierce up front.

    In the superbowl he got constant pressure on Gannon from the doubles on Sapp & Simeon.

    I was the only buc fan for miles around in my town. The rappers made a song for the Raiders which the played everyday on the radio up until we Smashed they a$$.

    I missed those days! I just wanna get back to being that dominating Defense.

  23. Tim Says:


    I don’t disagree with you, but the math simply doesn’t add up. You only get 53 men on your roster and your not going to got with six DEs. I see five being the max, most NFL teams will carry 8-9 D-linemen.

    We will have 4 DTs for sure. That would allow for 4-5 DEs and again if you look at what we have Bowers would be the odd man out.

    1) A.C. (if healthy is a stud DE and an every down player)
    2) Teo (Played most of last year and is an every down player)
    3) Gholston (he can play inside or out adding to depth at the DT position)
    4) Means (has flashed in both practice and games)
    5) Bowers (loaded with talent but hasn’t shown much) or
    6) Scott (just brought in and produced in his one game with us)

    Gholston and Means are draft picks from this year, letting either one of them go is a immediate sign of a failed draft.
    Scott was just brought in (you don’t bring in a guy in the 3rd week of the preseason just to cut him)
    Bowers (has underperformed and might be on the coaches S*** list.)

    Hopefully I am wrong, I liked Bowers out of college and felt he had some real talent. Just the math doesn’t add up for him to remain on the final roster.

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    True! But I’ve noticed that we’ve have a lot of guys rotate at the DT spot. So maybe you just cut Derek Landri, and use one of the DE’s in the the rotation.

    Now you have

    #94-Clayborn, Adrian, #50-Daniel Te’o-Nesheim,#96-Steven Means
    #93-Gerald McCoy, #91-Da’Quan Bowers, # 92 William Gholston
    #97-Akeem Spence, # 95-Gary Gibson
    #71-Trevor Scott, #91-Da’Quan Bowers, # 92 William Gholston

    This way you keep 9 DE’s

    #98 Aaron Morgan
    #78 Lazarius Levingston

    And we should be decent

    Just a thought

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    The good times around the corner brotha. So get Ready!!!

    GO BUCS!!!

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Please excuse my typo’s, incomplete, run on sentences, etc ,etc, etc..BUC IT, you get what I’m saying..smh

  27. Tim Says:


    Possibly,but I don’t think we would do that. Typically you want to be 2 deep at each position and our defense runs with two different types of DT. One being a 3 tech and the other being a tilted nose. So really you have to think of our line depth as such.

    9 spots, 2) 3-technigue guys, 2) nose tackles, 4) DE’s, and maybe 1) situational pass rusher or someone that can play both inside and outside ie. Gholston

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Understandable, I feel you brotha. Long as we stop the run & put pressure on the QB I’m good.

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Can’t believe I put 9 DE’s..smh..Gotta do better..I meant 6..