Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Daily Snaps, July 3: Weapons Galore for Winston?


Happy Friday, Bucs fans. Independence Day is upon us, but we still have one more chance to take a look at what other media sites have to say about our hometown team. Let’s dive in.

To start off, ESPN’s group of NFC South bloggers over on their NFL Nation site debated whether the Bucs’ group of receivers is the best in the division. Without a surprise, each team blogger thought that was the case. The tandem of veteran Vincent Jackson and sophomore Mike Evans will give rookie signal caller Jameis Winston two great targets to lean on. Furthermore, the addition of rookie Kenny Bell and the presence of another steady vet in Louis Murphy give Winston even more options to sling the ball to.

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Sticking with the theme of wide receivers, Bleacher Report’s Luke Easterling did a full breakdown of the team’s depth chart at one of its’ best positions. Obviously he has Evans as the top threat, followed by the dependable Jackson as the team’s secondary option at receiver. But the third receiver spot is where it gets interesting. Although the team resigned Murphy to a three year extension after the season, Bell was regarded as one of the draft’s steals. As Easterling notes, don’t be surprised if Bell is the team’s primary slot weapon if he and Winston continue to build the rapport they have worked on thus far.

Jun 4, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) works out at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Over at Bucs Nation, Sander Philipse tells a story of the 2011 Bucs defense. He notes throughout the piece that the unit was historically bad.  As Bucs may recall, the team started out strong at 4-2, but then lost their last ten games, leading to the firing of coach Raheem Morris. Not such a good time to recall.

On Fridays over at Pewter Report, publisher Scott Reynolds usually does a column called SR’s Fab 5. However, today he mixed it up and did a best of version compiled of some past content.  Look out for it each week. It’s a solid read filled with insightful info on our favorite team.

And lastly, Buccaneers.com Joe Kania continued his Q&A sessions with the lesser known players on the roster, as he interviewed safety Keith Tandy.  It’s been a good series thus far, as fans get to learn more about the roster’s unheralded players.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Daily Snaps. Everyone have a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend, and we will be back on Monday with a fresh set of Bucs’ Daily Snaps.

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