Demar Dotson Returns; Your Sunday Bucs Inactives

December 9th, 2018

On his radio show eight days ago, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said Demar Dotson is an elite pass blocking right tackle in the NFL.

The longest tenured Buccaneer missed last week’s game against Carolina with a bad hamstring and knee, but he’ll be back today and welcoming Saints stud DE Cameron Jordan.

All Bucs offensive linemen are active today, per the official active/inactive list that was just issued.

Here is the full list:

QB Ryan Griffin

WR DeSean Jackson

LB Riley Bullough

CB Carlton Davis

S Justin Evans

S Isaiah Johnson

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

24 Responses to “Demar Dotson Returns; Your Sunday Bucs Inactives”

  1. Geno Says:

    UnBuclieveable. Ryan Griffin inactive.

  2. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    We should have Ryan backing up Winston imo …

  3. Birdman Says:

    Ryan Griffin has been in the league 7 years and never taken a snap.
    Idk why all you casuals want him so bad.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Its makes sense Ryan Griffen is deact cause they need the extra space for other players……….plus, if Jaymiss starts his turnover act again then Fitz comes in

    …….oh you know….fitz, the player that KICKED THE SNOT OUTTA the saints in the first game and I promise you the saints are fearing that fitz won’t come in.

  5. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Griffin should hope he remains the “Maytag Repair Man” of the NFL. Given an extended period of playing time, I believe he would either get injured or worse…prove he isn’t “starting caliber”. Only a handful of players on the planet are @ the QB position in the NFL.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Ryan Griffin isn’t the primary backup to Winston next year…..something is dreadfully wrong. What on earth would be the reason to keep him this long.
    Fitz is gone……has outlived his usefulness……now, if we have another coach or GM……Ryan may be gone also.

  7. Grt1 Says:

    Bucs anthem ur an idiot. Saints ain’t fear anything. Jameis is going to win this game for idiots like you. Fitztragic sucks always has always will.

  8. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    sad to see that MJ Stewart and Brent Grimes aren’t on this list. Mark today down as an L.

  9. Jimbo Says:

    Let’s rejoice in Dotson’s return and not lament the fact that fraud Fitzpatrick will be dressed.

  10. Dooshlarue Says:

    I’m a big JW critic, and I truly hope he continues to play smart and winning football. I will gladly admit I was wrong if he does.

    However, to say Fitzpatrick sucks is simply not true.

    Hot and cold, streaky…… yeah, definitely.

    But if do know this: During the first two games this season
    He is responsible for the most exciting Bucs football I’ve ever seen.
    Just behind Doug Williams-Jimmy Giles in 1979.

  11. Dooshlarue Says:

    * just ahead of Doug Williams-Jimmy Giles

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Fitzpatrick a fraud? Nah your just a schmuck.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Was hoping Carlton Davis would make it, but he’s the only major absence. Could be a lot worse considering 15 players were on the injury report earlier in the week.

  14. aj Says:

    I don’t want Griffin, per se, but he has been on the roster, eating up a spot, for a long time, and we’ve never even seen him play.

    It was supposed to be some kind of coup when we grabbed him from the Saints, but he’s been eating a roster spot for years without even a hiint that he’ll ever play.

    Most teams don’t carry 3 QBs on their active roster anymore. Why are the Bucs carrying a third, a coup from New Orleans and the possible heir to Drew Brees, to never let him hit a field, or even be active for a game?

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Dooshlarue Says
    “He is responsible for the most exciting Bucs football I’ve ever seen.
    Just behind Doug Williams-Jimmy Giles in 1979.”

    None of them even touch the Superbowl game.

    And Doug Williams-Jimmy Giles? Sorry, but Winston outdoes Doug by a mile. Doug was no better than any other QB who won one superbowl and never produced afterward.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    After this year, Fitz will probably either retire or look for one last big payday before he retires the next year. So really, we are looking at Griffin as a backup next year.

    I view a backup as needing to be either:

    • A veteran like Fitz who can win a couple games if the starter goes down, or…

    • A young guy who at least has strong potential to be good so that he can either gain trade value (like the Pats backup QBs always seem to do) or make it impossible to not name him the starter once he gets experience (like Brady did with Bledsoe), or…

    • Becomes the eventual heir to an aged starter.

    If a backup can’t do one of those three, then the team needs a new backup. Fits meets one. Griffin has shown no ability to meet any of them. So, next year? We need a better backup, even if it means drafting one in the third or something, since there is crap available in free agency. A rookie would have just as much game experience as Griffin.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And I am not opposed to drafting a backup QB…so long as it isn’t in the first round. We need that for the defense or Guard or Right Tackle.

  18. Dooshlarue Says:

    Yeah Bonzaii, Brad Johnson was really electric in the SB. He did enough to win though.
    I guess I should have clarified by saying most exciting offensive performance.
    Didn’t our defense score 3 TDs in SB 37?

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    To backup what I said about Doug Williams not being as good as Winston, consider this:

    • Career QB Rating: Doug (69.4), Jameis (87.7)
    • Career Passing Percentage: Doug (49.5), Jameis (61.7)

    Those are averages, so equal comparison regardless of when they played. In addition:

    • Career Yards: Doug (16,998 over 9 years; Average 1888.7 yards per season), Jameis (13,577 over 3.75 years; Average 3620.5 yards per season)

    • Per Game Average: Doug (88 Games: 193.2 yards, 1.14 TDs, 1.1 INTs)
    • Per Game Average: Jameis (52 Games: 261.1 yards, 1.56 TDs, 1.1 INTs)

    Amazingly, they had the same average picks per game. Go figure.

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  22. dmatt Says:

    I’ve said it a thousand times, Donovan Smith is a big soft teddy bear. He’s not worth the value of an nfl elite Left tackle. He’s an embarrassment. Put Webster in his place.

  23. NPRSageBoy Says:

    For as crappy as he played, Dotson should have taken the day off and had Smith sit beside him. They both suck

  24. firethecannons Says:

    Dotson and Smith were awful–we need Dotson to retire after this season and Smith will be a guard or backup tackle. The entire offensive line is awful including Jensen–very undisciplined–WARHOP NEEDS TO BE FIRED NOW–NO MORE BUCS MONEY FOR HIM!!!!! Prefer no coach for O-Line than Warhop who allows the penalties and praises Donovan Smith!
    Koetter should get his locker cleaned out now rather later.