Arians Reviews Carlton Davis

July 27th, 2019

Unless the Bucs make the playoffs, second-year cornerback Carlton Davis will be 22 years old all season.

Bruce Arians thinks he’s primed to make that sophomore leap.

Davis has been among the very active core of young cornerbacks through two training camp practices, albeit underwater with players not putting on pads until tomorrow.

Arians answered a question today about what he’s seeing from Davis.

“A lot of competition. He is competin’ and really refining his bump-and-run skills,’ Arians said. “He’s getting his hands off players at the right time. You know, all three of those [cornerbacks] are so long. It’s for receivers to get away from them. And they learn proper technique and they all got speed. So he’s getting better and better.”

Joe presumes Arians’ three long corners he referred to are rookies Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting, along with Davis.

This is all great to hear, but the real football hasn’t started yet with players in pads. That begins tomorrow and Arians promised real hitting will come later in the week.

It’s a wide open competition at cornerback. That can only be a positive thing.

15 Responses to “Arians Reviews Carlton Davis”

  1. Race to 10 Says:

    Seems the best corners are just that because they have some cheap tricks to mask holding. With the roles slanted towards offenses dont see how they can play clean and have top secondary lol hope they are teaching this without admitting it

  2. PriMech54 Says:

    Snarlton Davis… that’s my new nickname for this guy. I love how much grittiness he plays with. I think Bowles’ scheme is perfect for his skillset.

  3. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete (formerly known as 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans') ***Rhealist, louden annoying, & tminimum are the worst posters ever!!! Says:

    Those are our Top-3 CB’s as of right now: Cartlon Davis, Murphy-Bunting, & Jamel Dean.

    VH3 is #4 at best

  4. DB55 Says:

    I know one guy who’s not long and I’m pretty sure he was wearing a sports bra yesterday but wtfdik 🤣

  5. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    If Arians believed in Carlton Davis he would not have used and 2nd rounder and a 3rd rounder on CBs.

  6. Brandon Says:

    Underwater football. That’s a new one.

  7. BucEmUp Says:

    The way this team.has been coaching corners to cover recievers over the last four seasons (at least ) has been the main reason for failure. Its a team sport and everything has a domino effect.


  8. Doctor_berto Says:

    As long as Hargreaves is dancing on the bench and not the field!

  9. Jeffbuc Says:

    Touchdown Tampa bay he believes in Carlton Davis any football fan with any knowledge for the game saw that this kid can play. Besides him we have a lot of question marks. Can heargraves stay healthy can Stewart gain 3 steps of speed can Ryan Smith be consistent. He can and does believe in Davis. By drafting corners this year he drafted corners that fit his coaches system along with Davis. Carlton will be starting corner against 49rs week one guaranteed unless injury occurs. Bunting will start opposite of him and heargraves and dean will be back up and nickle corners. Heargraves is going to have a great year to as a nickle I’m calling 6ints and 3 sacks and around 50 tackles and might make the pro bowl. And bunting and Davis will be regarded after the year as the best young cornerback duo in the league. Secondary will be this teams strength. I am full of optimism I see is being a top ten defense this year. 11-5 home game at ray j. Lose a heart breaker in nfc title game on a 55 yard missed field goal. But if the kick is good we win the super bowl by a wide margin. And then we will all of the sudden have 10 players in the nfl tool 100 ranking

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    You will see a lot of 6 DB sets this season, 3-2-6, with 4 CB’s on the filed at the same time, so drafting solid corners was a necessity.

  11. DB55 Says:

    Can heargraves stay healthy can Stewart gain 3 steps of speed can Ryan Smith be consistent.
    I don’t think any of these guys even make the roster but wtfdik

  12. Isaac haggins Says:

    Hey at least they have an upward slope chance and Arians clearly has common sense regarding his division and it’s skill set . Now that being said the division has the NFL trends but accelerated at qb and receiver !!! Licht has been working the opposite, down slope besides fragile as glass Justin Evans …….. Licht is clearly like not really aware and a typical jock in a thinking mans position . Arians is a jock that hasabove avg common sense and uses it ……. and And doesn’t seem to lie and talk out of both sides of a fake mouth 👄 Ahla Gruden !!! Arians is truly going to do best he can with what Licht has provided and getting three corners with arms over 3 inches and some top end speed is like 5 years overdu!!! Licht is clearly beyond bozo and has absolutely not any day and I mean not a lick !!! But Arians has class and treats him like the dumb lil neiborhood kid that he wants to feel smart and accomplished !!! Licht stay out of the way , Please !!!!

  13. Bucsbrand Says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion VH3 is gonna get cut. Maybe we keep him if we are incredibly lucky and have no injuries across the roster…but either way I think we will pick up a late cut from another team and we will need the cap space

  14. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucsbrand … Cutting VHIII this year gains us nothing (he’s making $4.5 mil and his dead Cap is $4.5 year). More than that though, he’s shown that he can play nickel quite well. Unless he gets injured again, he’ll make the roster. All bets are off for next year however (the $9 mil option that Licht has already given him makes him a VERY expensive nickel … but only IF we keep him in 2020).

  15. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Not to pile on, but this was again why I couldn’t understand the negative rancor coming from this writing crew about this secondary. Carlton Davis played very, very well as a rookie under possibly the worst defensive scheme in NFL history. You knew he was gonna be at least good this year. VHIII is on his last chance, MJ Stewart is at his proper position (again, Nickel in this scheme doesn’t seem to equal “Corner”), Mike Edwards is intriguing, Whitehead was pretty good last year and is bigger this year, and then SMB and Dean already were proving to be pretty good at least in early returns (plus the solid head on SMB’s shoulders and the toughness and speed of Dean). To me it’s weird the Joes are surprised these kids are again showing out. BA and crew are the best coaches we’ve had since midway through the Gruden era.