(AUDIO) Scott Reynolds from Pewter Report: The Bucs Aren’t Happy with Freeman’s Pass Protection
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Scott Reynolds from Pewter Report joins Booger and Rich every Monday and Wednesday to break down everything going on with your Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Today Reynolds and the guys discussed the Bucs win in Week 3 of the preseason against the Dolphins.
Josh Freeman was scrutinized for his play on Saturday, but Reynolds said that the Buccaneers are more upset with the lack of pass protection for Freeman and the dropped passes by Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson.
Reynolds said there were some encouraging factors on Saturday including Mike Glennon’s late touchdown pass to take the lead in the 4th quarter. Expect Glennon to see a lot of playing time against the Redskins this week.
Reynolds agreed with Booger saying that Akeem Spence has been a solid player so far this preseason and could be a great run stopper next to Gerald McCoy. Spence, according to Reynolds, just needs to work on maintaining consistency and gap control.
Trevor Scott had 3 sacks on Saturday and Reynolds said he’s putting pressure on some of the younger pass rushers like Steven Means. Scott has emerged and could win a roster spot after final cuts are made. It doesn’t look like Da’Quan Bowers will be starting Week 1 according to Reynolds.
Even with the lack of pass rush, Reynolds says Mark Dominik is unlikely to try and sign any more pass rushers before the season starts despite teams around the league making cuts this week. Reynolds says the Bucs will be patient and hope that their current pass rushers will step up.
Reynolds said that he’s pretty sure you’ll see Darrelle Revis Week 1. He said Revis is working in practice as if he’s going to start and all signs point to him being on the field at MetLife Stadium for the season opener.