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Plethora Of Receiving Options

by Roland Johnson on August 10, 2011

The Bucs were able to re-stock their receiving corps in short order. After spending a seventh round pick in 2009 on Sammie Stroughter, a second round pick in 2010 on Arrelious Benn and a fourth round pick on Mike Williams, pilfering Dezmon Briscoe from the Bengals, signing Preston Parker as an undrafted free agent and signing Micheal Spurlock as a free agent and then adding Ed Grant and Raymond Webber to an already crowed unit. The team will mix and match on games days, with no clearly defined individual role for a given receiver, instead allowing for a more fluid an evolving role based on what transpires in practice from week to week reports St. Petersburg Times beat writer Stephen Holder.

Position coach Eric Yarber said different combinations of receivers might play from week to week. There may not be clearly defined roles, leaving those to be determined by what transpires in practices.

A gluttony at the receiver position is a good problem to have. But not defining clear roles and expectations could have ramifications. With no clear roles players still learning their respective craft will mentally have to prepare for multiple roles rather then concentrating and mastering one.

In Other News
Buried in a story on the official website for the Buccaneers, is an interesting tidbit. Scott Smith, indicates second round pick Da’Quan Bowers who was given the day off on Monday from practice might be doing the same thing against the Kansas City Chiefs this Friday night, that is watching from the sidelines.

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