(AUDIO) Scott Reynolds from Pewter Report: The Bucs Have Options Behind Carl Nicks

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Every Monday and Friday Scott Reynolds from Pewter Report joins Booger and Rich to give you the best insight on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Today Reynolds talked about the MRSA outbreak at One Buc Place and Saturday’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.

Reynolds said that we should expect to see Josh Freeman well into the 3rd quarter unless there is spectacular play in the first half.

With Doug Martin’s injury last week, Reynolds said he’s interested in seeing how much he’ll play tonight if at all. As far as his head injury, Reynolds said fans shouldn’t be concerned. He noted that Martin could’ve gone back into the preseason game last week against the Patriots if they needed him.

Reynolds, who spends a lot of time at One Buc Place, said the MRSA outbreak there could affect Carl Nicks greatly. Reynolds thinks Nicks will be back as soon as possible and could even see time Week 1 against the Jets. It just depends on how long it takes for him to respond to the medicine to clear up the MRSA. One positive Reynolds pointed out was the guard play last season when Nick was out and the experience guys like Ted Larsen gained last season. We could see rotation on the o-line like Schiano said earlier this week if Nicks isn’t healthy.

The Buccaneers think they have the MRSA outbreak contained according to Reynolds. They treated the facility and will do so again this weekend while the team travels to Miami.

Tom Crabtree will be the most productive tightend this season according to Reynolds. But for now, the Bucs will likely use a tightend by committee system until someone emerges as a true starter.

So what’s the biggest question mark on this Bucs team in Reynolds’ opinion?

“Kicker,” Reynolds told Booger and Rich. Derek Dimke has had a solid camp and could solidify his starting position Saturday against the Dolphins.


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