“I Don’t Think It’s Where I Wanted To Be, But I Still Got Time.”

October 20th, 2015


Nine weeks after wrenching his knee in Minnesota, former starting right tackle Demar Dotson is back at practice but he’s not ready to call himself healthy.

Dotson talked to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club today at One Buc Palace and explained how he can’t wait to test his knee at practice today, but he knows his rehabilitation journey isn’t over.

“I don’t think it’s where I wanted to be, but I still got time,” Dotson said. “It’s been a long road, but it’s not done yet.”

Doston can be reactivated Monday, Nov. 2, if the Bucs choose to remove him from the “injured reserve designated for return” list.

Joe realizes loads of fans are clamoring for Dotson to jump back into the starting lineup, but Joe is calling for a reality check. The guy is nowhere near football shape, and the Bucs’ O-line is performing quite well.

Let Dotson get stronger and be the backup left and right tackle. It’s not like he’s that great. He is the common denominator on the unsuccessful offensive lines of the 2013 and 2014 Buccaneers.

9 Responses to ““I Don’t Think It’s Where I Wanted To Be, But I Still Got Time.””

  1. unbelievable Says:

    a healthy Dotson > a healthy Cherilus

    He doesn’t have to be back in the starting line-up right away if he’s not healthy, but once he is, or if Goz has a really bad game, I suspect Dotson will be right back as a starter. Just a hunch.

  2. JimBucsFan Says:

    I ultimately agree with Joe. If Dotson is NOT HEALTHY, then he shouldn’t play. Our O-line is exceeding expectations right now, so there is absolutely no reason to blow it up. Let Dotson be the backup and if he can be healthy and win the starting job next season? Fine with me.

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    lol he was rated a top RT of the entire NFL while he played.

    People need to quit being ignorant and judging him based off of his performance at LT which is not his position.

  4. PRBucFan Says:

    excuse me

    *one of the top*

  5. PRBucFan Says:

    in 2014 DD finished as the third-most efficient pass-blocking right tackle in the league.

  6. ColoradoBuc Says:

    So, when Spence and Dotson get activated, who is going to be cut? McDaniel seems like the likely choice for Spence. When Dotson comes back, will they release Griffin (more than 3 weeks on roster is a luxury) or, perhaps, Orie Lemon again?

  7. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    It’s easy! Release Tiny Tim and his later ego Capt Tiny Tim. Simple as that!

  8. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    later = alter

  9. bucsbedabest Says:

    Demar Dotson is the one starter that I agree with that it may not be the best situation to replace Gosder Cherilus right away, Dotson has been out a long time and it is going to take time for him to get football ready. Get 100%. Cherilus has not exactly been a road block, if you know what I mean. The one thing I noticed is Cherilus has been getting better each game and his best was his last. He is currently ranked 29 of 37 RT by PFF. You know Dotson is a better player than that.