“Look At How They Carry Themselves On The Field”

May 24th, 2016


It’s May. It’s underwear football. So he does Dirk Koetter evaluate the progress of his giant stable of second-year players?

Koetter was asked after practice today specifically about right guard Ali Marpet and left tackle Donovan Smith, and measuring their growth this time of year.

But Koetter answered for all the 2015 rookies.

“Just their body language. Their confidence,” Koetter said of Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith. “You know, Ali coming from a small school, everything was new to him. But all those rookies we played last year. You just look at how they carry themselves on the field. They know what to expect. They’ve been through real NFL battles. … Those guys are veterans now.”

Common NFL analysis of development says players make the biggest leap from Year 1 to Year 2. If that holds true for Tampa Bay, then the Bucs are in for a standout offensive year.

8 Responses to ““Look At How They Carry Themselves On The Field””

  1. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Let’s make a real playoff run this season!

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Jimminy Jameis looks cut!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its weird, If you look at the picture JW3 and AM74 are staring at MG8 like they are waiting for MG8 to show what is going to happen next and how to do it this way!!!!

  4. Jameisbucsfan Says:

    I think jameis just cracked a joke and mg8 is laughing at it. Lol

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Yah that’s how I took the pic. Jameis cracked joke and Glennon laughed.

    Knock it off Rhealist.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Common NFL analysis of development says players make the biggest leap from Year 1 to Year 2.”

    Over the years Joe, it seems to me that just as many have regressed from year 1 to year 2. Lots of rookies seem to do reasonably well their first year, but once their tendencies are on tape for all to study, it’s probably easy to regress unless you compensate … some do, some don’t. WR Michael Clayton comes to mind as an example. Very promising rookie year (80 catches, almost 1200 yds), then splat.

  7. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    Eric it’s a very real possibility. I think it boils down more on how our defense performs than offense overall. Special teams too….oh and don’t forget about the KICKER!!!!!!

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Loving the idea of Smith and Ali not being rookies anymore. Not rookies they’re veterans and I’m lovin that idea