“You’ll See Some Changes In The Depth Chart”

August 13th, 2016

KoetterCombine2Dirk Koetter wasn’t calling out players publicly today, good or bad.

But it’s coming.

Koetter told media at One Buc Palace, “You’ll see some changes in the depth chart” reflected for in next Saturday night’s preseason game in Jacksonville.

There were winners and losers coming out of Thursday night in Philadephia, Koetter said.

The next depth chart issued by the Bucs, per NFL Media guidelines, likely will be out on Tuesday. As Joe has noted previously, while the on-paper depth chart is rather meaningless, changes in the depth chart from Wee 1 and Week 2 of the preseason can be quite telling.

The only thing clear to Joe is Kenny Bell taking a nosedive.

19 Responses to ““You’ll See Some Changes In The Depth Chart””

  1. Birdman Says:

    Kenny Bell wears the ‘C’ on special teams calling it now

  2. Birdman Says:

    For real though I think Dye takes the first kickoff.

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I read the term concerns me quite a bit on jbf,if I have one this is it. We have no return game it stands right now. Man how I would like to see Hanborough get a shot at kick return.

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    My gripe when it comes to Bell’s attempt the other night is he looked timid while doing so. A returner has to be fearless to do that job.

  5. BUC4EVER Says:

    KB looks like a JV kid playing Varsity, he is a couple years away in physical maturity to compete in the NFL – the one who impresses me the most and is actually looking like a real receiver was Russell Sheppard- look how many years it took him to develop as a wideout – KB better learn how to cover kicks if he wants to get the time he needs to develop…

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Kenny’s bell has a slight crack in it, call in the bell mender. I say he catches at least two balls in the next game, and no my bell hasn’t been rung yet.

  7. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m the optimist and I stick by my ten wins prediction. I get the fear of many that our WR corps is too thin. I agree..we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the guys stay healthy or that Licht finds a worthy FA…key word being “worthy”.

    But here is my greatest fear. Who is going to return kicks? If it’s Hump and we make the decision to take the safe possession route since we can’t find a true playmaker at that position…I guess I’ll be ok.

    Let’s be honest. The one real worry right now is our special teams. Plenty of athletes but I’m still very nervous.

  8. JonBuc Says:

    The Tim BrownEye full time fair catch may be in effect soon…

  9. Ed Says:

    Coach, do not loose your locker room, before the season starts. You do have to prove you are a tough coach in the media.

  10. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The only thing I’m hoping for is that we still have possession after the kick off play is over. Not too much to ask, is it?

  11. Getaclue Says:

    I think Russell Shepard will be the #3 when it’s over, he had a presence to him when he played and they way he attacked the ball at the high point on that touchdown I can’t justify having him on the bench over humph ties if he shows that consistently

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Shepherd is not a slot guy. Humphries is. Shepherd is a wide guy and prolly behind Evans or Jackson.

    In situational football, there really isn’t a “#3′” There are players for a particular play.

    I think if Evans or Jackson went down, you’d see Shepherd in their place. But if Humphries went down, you’d not see Shepherd in the slot, you’d see Bell or Reedy or Krause.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Tall, lanky guys in the slot can get killed because they are such big targets to hit over the middle, and don’t usually have the quicks to get open like a Welker, Edelman or even a Humphries. Plus, being not tall guys, the latter group present less of a target for a big hit.

  14. Brett Says:

    I hope Kenny Bell gets a lot of time in the 4th preseason game.

    He is probably off to Canada.

    Too bad there isn’t a developmental league…

    other than the NCAA.

  15. Buccaneers Says:

    Im done with Bell he sucked out loud thursday and couldt get any seperation while in as WR. He can join Krause and Reedy as guys who barely deserve any mention. Russel Sheppard is getting some tout becase he earned it. Wait and see attitude to who else can join the discussion(if any) after next game. The guy that really bothered me was Humphries. He will have no value to this team as a reciever if he makes mistakes like he did on his first catch the other night……….I expect to not see a repeat of that.

  16. Owlykat Says:

    If Hump goes down the best substitute when healthy would be Charles Sims–fast and quick and great hands, so he should be cross trained there. Our third down back should be James who can protect Jameis with his blocking or run short yardage or loop out for a pass. Sims could still be able to spell Dougie when he needs it. I’d put Johnson or Hansborough on the Practice squad along with one of our WR who we don’t have room for but has proven their potential in Preseason. Ryan Smith can score touchdowns running back the ball like he did in College and just needs a trial in Preseason. All Runback candidates need to practice with the football our RBs used to learn to avoid fumbles.

  17. Shane Says:

    What makes me sick is we could’ve drafted Rashad Greene instead of Kenny Bell. Greene has been a big playmaker for the Jaguars especially in the return game and already had chemistry with Jameis. He wouldve owned that 3rd WR job.

  18. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Shane, Rashad Greene was picked 23 spots before Bell. If we wanted him we would have had to trade up or use the pick that we took Kwon with. I think the Bucs were hoping Greene would be there.

  19. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    It’s funny. Looking back on that draft, 3 picks after we drafted Kaelin Clay, the Redskins took Evan Spencer! lol!