Ryan Griffin continues an impressive preseason
Slated as the backup quarterback for the first three weeks Ryan Griffin has been lights out during the preseason.
Griffin managed to move the ball effectively in the first half and helped lead Tampa to a 10-9 lead heading into halftime. Things fell apart in the second half but Griffin was in complete control early on.
In the four exhibition games, he completed 69 percent of his passes for 518 yards and four touchdowns. Griffin has shredded defenses without turning the ball over.
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There’s no doubt Tampa Bay has three decent options at quarterbacks this season.
Noah Spence starts in the fourth preseason game
At this point, Noah Spence is at the bottom of the defensive line rotation. The former second-round pick played into the second half with players who have no chance of making the final roster.
Spence entered camp with hype about his new diet and added weight. Unfortunately, the coaching staff hasn’t seen enough of the once-promising pass rusher.
While Spence likely makes the team this year, it would be a surprise to see him make an impact in the regular season. He has been buried.
Justin Watson locks up his roster spot
There wasn’t much doubt before kickoff, but Justin Watson locked up his roster spot in the preseason finale. He snagged a two-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Griffin.
Watson only caught two passes for 11 yards, but it was the final touch of a strong preseason for the fifth round pick.