More than half of the Bucs defensive sacks in 2014 came from their defensive tackles. There's a reason fans have been clamoring for the Bucs to address the defensive end spot.
Both Adrian Clayborn and DaQuan Bowers were allowed to walk in free agency, but the Bucs did acquire a familiar face in George Johnson. The Bucs also signed Henry Melton from the Cowboys, and according to our friends at Pewter Report, Melton could see some time at defensive end.
With all of that said, the name that has gotten the most positive feedback this off-season has been T.J. Fatinikun.
Lovie Smith has spoken very highly of Fatinikun this off-season. He has spoken so highly of Fatinikun, I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that Fatinikun could get an opportunity with the starters.
Fatinikun ended last season with just a half of a sack, but he was one of the players impressing the coaching staff at the end of an awful year.
I expect Jacquies Smith to be one of the Bucs starters at defensive end, especially after what Gil Arcia pointed out recently, but maybe T.J. Fatinikun should have some more focus on him too.Subscribe to The Commish Online Podcast on iTunes!
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