Ogletree Thriving; Trade Deadline Arriving

October 26th, 2013

If Greg Schiano and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik are serious about evaluating Mike Glennon  in 2013, then they should trade for quality receiving help to offset the losses of Mike Williams and Doug Martin, and the struggling offensive line.

The Lions found an unexpected gem in wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, who has delivered for them in limited action after the Bucs cut Ogletree for dropping everything in site.

More snaps likely are on the way in Detroit for Ogletree, notes BSPN.

Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Thursday that he could see Ogletree getting more snaps in the future. Where, though, could be the question. As Kris Durham emerges as the third wide receiver alongside Johnson and either Ryan Broyles or Nate Burleson, when he returns, in the slot, it could turn into an interesting situation with Ogletree and Durham.

“His targets and catches have been very good for us,” Linehan said. “He’s a veteran, played in a system when he was in Dallas that has a little bit of carryover for him here. He’s a veteran and a guy that works really hard to be ready for anything you ask.

Joe notes the Ogletree revival because it’s a reminder that sometimes players thrive in a fresh environment. The NFL’s trading deadline is Tuesday.

Yes, one could consider the New Schiano Order environment stale and decaying and not conducive to reviving a player but, still, the Bucs’ brass surely is looking for hidden saviors that could bring the 2013 season back to respectability.

If the Bucs’ hierarchy really wants to try and salvage 2013, then they’ll hotly pursue a wide receiver, given that Mike Williams is shelved with a hamstring injury, If they really desire to evaluate Mike Glennon, then that’s going to be awfully hard with only one established weapon in Vincent Jackson and a struggling offensive line.

13 Responses to “Ogletree Thriving; Trade Deadline Arriving”

  1. Eric Says:

    Back to respectability?

    That demonstrates my biggest fear. They win one or two and the Glazers misinterpret it as a turnaround.

    Like last years Atlanta game. Termed magnificant right here.

    I remember the Glazers celebrated like it was the super bowl when we best NO on the road in 09. To creep to 3-13.

    We’re not rid of this guy yet.

  2. Macabee Says:

    This is Mike Singletary 2010 49ers 2.0! If Schiano doesn’t like you, eventually you will be gone regardless of your skills. Take a que from the 2010 49ers – replace the coach with an offensive-minded coach and the rest is history.


  3. zam Says:

    Can you trade coaches?

  4. k_bassuka Says:

    I don’t think that only a change of place will fix or help a player revive his career, but rather good coaching or a coaching group that understand the weaknesses and strengths of a player as well as to help the player overcome the weaknesses. Clearly such coach is not currently employed or is not allowed to do such job unless approved by Hitler Jr.

    That’s one of the many reason they need to fire Schiano and bring someone that command respect and at the same time let coaches coach…

  5. BucsQcCity Says:

    Do we really need more proofs that the problen isn’t the players in that franchise???

  6. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If getting into the trade market at all this week, the Bucs need to be sellers and not buyers

  7. Jim Says:

    Freeman was the only problem. He is gone. Let Schiano try to win with HIS Buccaneer Men! Do not waste any of next years draft picks.

  8. patrickbucs Says:

    @Eric I totally agree. At this point if they win 1 I’m going to be fine with that and I can’t believe I’m saying that. If the Glazers try to bring him back that proves to me they do not care that much anymore about the Bucs franchise just the money its generates for them.

    If anything once we clean house and get a real GM and coach we will want those draft picks. I cannot see why we would trade for anyone at this point. Not just because our record but my like of faith in the entire organization to do it correctly.

  9. k_bassuka Says:


    Are you freaking nuts, haven’t you realize that we released Freeman a while back and the team has managed to win the same amount of games that Freeman had all year? Schiano is the freaking problem, I wish we could trade him….

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bucs should get Matt from The Texans on the condition of a lower contract and passing a physical. The price to trade should be cheap at this point.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Bogletree couldn’t catch anything here and that wasn’t Schiano’s fault. Everything else is but not that, and that clown cost the Bucs at least 1 game if not 2. I hope he loves the war zone in ruins, formerly known as Detroit.

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Leonard Johnson is starting!!


    Because Schiano loves him personally!

    Schiano kept Brian Leonard over PEYTON HILLIS!!

    Schiano is not objecctive! He plays favorites!

    He values character over talent.

    So, we have the best starting CB in the league, lined up next to the worst starting CB in the league.

    Banks and Johnson BOTH run 4.6 40’s.

    Mark Barron is slow too!

    We are getting torched because we lack speed in our backfield.

    We need a starting caliber CB next year if we want to really compete.

  13. teacherman777 Says:

    I love Leonard by the way.

    But as a 4th, 5th, or 6th CB.

    Not as a starter!