With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers concluding their second round of OTAs this week. There’s been several interesting subplots rise to the surface. From the potential of offensive coordinator Greg Olson installing a version of the “wildcat” which could see both Josh’s on the field at the same time to Kareem Huggins chances of becoming the third down back improving with every missed practice by Derrick Ward.
Lee Robinson – A practice squad player last year continues to flash in a reserve role.
Josh Freeman – Looks great throwing against air – with crisp accurate precise passes, but still turning the ball over in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
Sabby Piscitelli – Is still wildly inconsistent from practice to practice turning in a solid performance one practice to blowing assignments on another.
Cody Crimm – Is showing better then advertised cover skills – managed to pick of two passes.
Donald Penn – Still missing in action and with the deadline passing for restricted free agents to sign there tenders, and no word breaking that Penn has signed his tender. He could have just cost himself some money.
Certainly, no one should read too much into some of the happenings during OTAs. Still bubble players are trying to position themselves through out the off-season programs, so that when training camp rolls around they are further up the depth chart. When reading some of the reports that surfaced from the only media attended practice this week, as we talked about in the beginning of the week with regards to Robinson. It would appear that he’s taken a slight edge over incumbent back up middle linebacker Niko Koutoutvides since he’s primarily running with the second team defense and Koutoutvides reps have been diminished.