Minicamp Analysis

June 13th, 2014

Bucs beat writer Woody Cummings offers an extensive look

The quarterback situation appears set. There seems to be loads of depth at running back. The secondary seems fine. The defensive line should be OK. Not so much about the offensive line?

Those statements and questions will be put to the final test in about six weeks when Bucs training camp opens on July 25. In the stifling heat of a Florida afternoon, no less.

Olivia Stacey and Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune look back at the past three days of Bucs minicamp in this video.

5 Responses to “Minicamp Analysis”

  1. robert8 Says:

    love the video’s

    now we finally know why nicks isn’t practicing. dude’s like 9 month’s pregnant. you see that? looks like a boy cause its hangin a little low. should pop out any day and be ready for camp though!

  2. Bill Says:

    OMAMEH running ahead of Meredith at RG? Heck, why not?

  3. Macabee Says:

    Patrick Omameh was signed from San Francisco’s practice squad midway through last season, which may have the deepest group of talented guards in the NFL – a team we should look to if a trade is necessary at some point during training camp.

    Omameh’s strength, athleticism, intelligence, and nasty demeanor have caught Lovie’s attention and at this point is in the lead to start at ROG. As all of you know, I was no fan of Schiano, but give him credit, he had an eye for talent. This is a solid pick-up and between him and Jamon Meredith, I have no concerns about ROG.

    The LOG is another story with the uncertainty of Nicks’ physical condition and the historical performance of Oneil Cousins. If they can get Nicks to the point where he can play in run/pass rotation to ease the workload on the toe, perhaps with the new kid on the block, Kadeem Edwards who has also been impressive in underwear, then maybe we’ve got a halfway decent O-Line.

    This may be wishful thinking, but if you can keep Big Carl, the human road grader fresh on running plays, there is going to be a big hole open on the left side and you can go ahead and move the chains! Believe that!

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  5. owlykat Says:

    I am sure Lovie feels we have the OL we need already or he would have drafted OL higher in the draft. However, he is waiting to see just how good this line is when the real hitting starts. If we need better linemen he will get them. We know Kareem held his own against top players in the Senior Bowl and has good strength and speed and agility, but soon we’ll know if he can block a Veteran DL like McCoy. If he can do that we don’t need to make trades or blow cap money for OL because we already know Meredith can play well at either Guard position and Omame is already ahead of Meredith, and we have Chase Daniel who can play Center or Guard and he developed on the practice squad, Coached by Bostad, who was a good OL Coach. I agree with Lovie on this issue but we’ll know more soon.