The cat & mouse game that has been waging between the local media and
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris about the four receivers who presumably have him wired, were finally revealed indepth today by Morris.
According to the first year head coach he wasn’t talking about the obvious guys such as Antonio Bryant & Michael Clayton, but the lesser known players that have been putting in the time and work this off-season that have got his eye.
The list however seems to have grown by one receiver. Drum roll please… and those five players that have Morris itching and twitching like a grade schooler needing to use the bathroom are as followers Kelly Campbell, Dexter Jackson, Brian Clark, Sammie Stroughter & the fifth member of the group is Cortez Hankton.
“Actually, somebody joined that bunch this week, and that’s Cortez Hankton,” said Morris. “I wasn’t talking about the obvious guys, Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton. I was actually talking about how well Kelly Campbell is playing, Brian Clark, Dexter Jackson, Sammy Stroughter and also Hankton. Those guys are really battling for that third kind of spot.”
“They’ve been practicing the last couple of weeks and they’re impressive,” said Morris. “They’ve been driving that bus from the bottom up. I’m trying to see who can steal those spots at the end and possibly go in and help us, being a part of the rotation.” Source: Buccaneers.com
It would seem that the youthful inexperience of the players mentioned have all risen to the challenge laid down my Morris in an attempt to secure a roster spot for 2009.