It’s Wednesday afternoon, so it’s time for another fresh set of Bucs’ Daily Snaps. Let’s take a glance at what other top sports media sites have to say about our boys in red and pewter.
First off, a tale of caution that happened over the holiday weekend. According to The Tampa Tribune’s Roy Cummings via Pro Football Talk, Bucs cornerback C.J Wilson suffered a “severe” hand injury during a Fourth of July fireworks accident. According to Scout.com’s Gil Arcia, the team released this following statement about the incident, but adds that he lost two fingers as a result of the accident. Wilson has only played in four NFL games, including two with the team last season. He was also the second NFL player to be injured involving fireworks over the holiday weekend, as Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was also hurt. Hopefully both players learn to exercise more caution when handling fireworks in the future.
Next up, Bleacher Report’s Luke Easterling did a full defensive breakdown by position depth chart. He breaks down each position thoroughly. He mentions that defensive end is an obvious question mark regarding the lack of experience from projected starting ends, Jacquies Smith and George Johnson, while defensive tackle and linebacker are two of the team’s strongest positional units. The defense should make a lot of progress during training camp and preseason under Lovie Smith’s scheme, and this should lead to a much improved unit come next season.
Over at Bucs Nation, Sander Philipse discussed what players could break out for the team in 2015. These players include the aforementioned Smith, second-year players tailback Charles Sims and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and the rising strong safety Bradley McDougald. This is a list of four players that definitely have a lot to offer the team based on potential and performance during limited time last season. If all four can have the type of impact that the coaching staff expects them to have next season, then both sides of the ball will be much more impactful units.
Nov 16, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (87) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
On the team’s official site, Joe Kania talks about The MMQB’s 100, which is a list that discusses the NFL’s 100 most influential people according to the MMQB’s staff. So far, the list has named Bucs GM Jason Licht (No. 89), offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter (No. 73) and rookie quarterback Jameis Winston (No. 25). There is a chance that a fourth Buc could be named in the top ten next week. Keep your eyes out for the end of another great series next week at the MMQB.
And finally, we have Pewter Report’s Mark Cook with the latest edition of their Bucs Critical Camp Question series. Today’s topic: will Demar Dotson show up?
As one of the Bucs’ best lineman, Dotson will be counted on to protect Winston’s strong side, or move over to the blind side, like he did towards the end of last season, should second round pick Donovan Smith falter.
That’s all for today’s Daily Snaps. Check back here tomorrow for a new set of Snaps. Have a good Wednesday, Bucs fans.