2018 Tampa Bay Bucs

Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Buccaneers' started by Don Wassall, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    I was pleasantly surprised to see 19 Whites on Tampa's 53 man roster to open the season.

    QB - Ryan Fitzpatrick (starting due to Jameis Winston's 3-game suspension), Ryan Griffin
    WR - Adam Humphries, Justin Watson
    TE - Cameron Brate (Brate and O.J. Howard are both listed as starters), Alan Cross
    T - Michael Liedtke, Leonard Wester
    G - Ali Marpet, Alex Cappa
    C - Ryan Jensen, Evan Smith

    DE - Carl Nassib
    DT - Beau Allen
    LB - Jack Cichy
    S - Chris Conte

    PK - Chandler Catanzaro
    P - Bryan Anger
    LS - Garrison Sanborn

    Tackle Mitch Unrein and LB Riley Bullough are both currently on IR.

    Guard Cole Boozer, TE Tanner Hudson, and DE Patrick O'Connor are on the practice squad.

    The two White receivers stand out, though Humphries is the odd man out with the rise of Chris Godwin and the continued presence of DeSean Jackson. Godwin is suited for the outside, which has pushed Jackson into more of a slot receiver role. He's in the back nine of his career and Humphries may regain his slot role in 2019 if Jackson departs. I was happy to see Justin Watson make the roster; I had him pegged for the practice squad, though it would be foolhardy to consider his position secure given how the Caste System works.

    Chris Conte is a very good safety, and at least the Bucs continue to start him even though he's been despised by DWFs in Chicago and Tampa for the irrational reasons we often discuss when it comes to White d-backs.

    Though there are six White starters, Fitzpatrick is most likely a temporary one, and I wouldn't be surprised if Beau Allen is demoted at some point. But the pickup of Nassib was a smart move; I still expect him to have a very productive NFL career if given a fair opportunity, which he did not receive in Cleveland.

    Total number of White starters: 6

    Total number of Whites on 53 man roster: 19

    Grade: D (the 19 overachievers is nice, but the number of White starters is likely to be just 4 or 5 as the season unfolds)
     
  2. Deceptive Speed

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    Nice to see Nassib get snapped up quick after being cut from the browns.
     

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