Yes, it is understandable to identify that it sounds like a broken record to say that Noah Spence looks much improved this offseason. We are going to say it anyway: Spence looks much improved this offseason.
Bull-rushing offensive linemen, getting into the backfield and plugging the run, and showing a better repertoire of moves to shed blocks, Noah Spence may have finally arrived. The former second round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2016 could potentially live up to the hype, and it is about time.
Year after year it is mentioned how in-shape and explosive Spence looks, but this year his on-field techniques also fit the bill. It will be fun to watch Spence go after offensive linemen in live football Friday night to see if these improvements in practice translate to the game field.
The chip on Spence’s shoulder should be rather large as well after being virtually erased completely by former defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Now Bowles has his hands on Spence and looks to have molded an explosive weapon off the edge.
With the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul, it is down to Spence, Shaquil Barrett, Carl Nassib, and Anthony Nelson to step up for the Buccaneers. Getting a boost from Spence can stretch the lack of depth currently on the roster a long way for the pewter and red.