Countdown to Cannons: Time for Sidbury Spin

With 18 days to go, we countdown the days until the Bucs' 1st preseason game, and discuss a different Bucs player at length every day.

You might not know muchy about Bucs DE Lawrence Sidbury, but know that Jason Licht does. Actually, the Bucs GM was frustrated he didn't sign and play Sidbury sooner in the 2014 season. Now, Sidbury has a chance to make an impact with the Bucs as they head into training camp.

Sidbury was drafted in the 4th round of the 2009 draft by the Atlanta Falcons. coming from Richmond, Sidbury was a developmental pass rusher for the Falcons 4-3 defense. As the Falcons shifted to the 3-4 defense, Sidbury's days were numbered.

Sidbury signed on with the Colts in 2013 and the Texans in 2014. Both teams also play a variation of the 3-4 defense.

The Bucs brought in Sidbury late in 2014, as it was also a return to the 4-3 defense for him.

After totaling 11.5 sacks in 2008 at Richmond, Sidbury had a tough adjustment to the competition level in the NFL. His most productive year so far in the NFL came in 2011 with nthe Falcons when he recorded 4 sacks.

Coming out of Richmond, Sidbury had nice size (6'3'' 265 lbs), speed (4.63), strength (28 reps), and good athleticism. Sidbury's signature move at Richmond was his spin move. He used it in such an effective way that it received his name in front of it...the "Sidbury spin."

Sidbury got to play in more than 20 snaps in the Bucs' final game of 2014. The Buccaneers were impressed with what he showed. I expect Sidbury to get a much bigger look during the preseason this year.

19 Days: Vacuum on Defense

20 Days: Sleeper at End

21 Days: At the Center of O-Line

22 Days: Banks Breakout Year

23 Days: Wright the Wrong?

24 Days: Dotson's Contract Issue

25 Days: George Johnson's Return

26 Days: Special Teams Boost

27 Days: No More Gilkey Please

28 Days: Sims City

29 Days: Johnson's Goodbye?

30 Days: Melton's Impact

31 Days: Murray's Big Leg

32 Days: Bell Brings Speed to Bucs Offense

33 Days: Glennon in His Proper Role

34 Days: Murphy Bonding with Young Bucs

35 Days: Masifilo Will to Do Anything to Stay

36 Days: More Focus on Fatinikun

37 Days: Verner's Quiet But Productive

38 Days: Big Hitting Swearinger

39 Days: Stocker Emerges as Top Blocker

40 Days: The Ambassador of Kwon

41 Days: Competition for Koenen

42 Days: Kadeem Edwards' Growth is Key

43 Days: Vincent Jackson's Importance

44 Days: Jacquies is Underrated

45 Days: McDonald Believes Bucs D is Close

46 Days: Questions on the Blindside

47 Days: Carter Is the Defense's Glue

48 Days: Tandy's Versatility Keeps Him Around

49 Days: Gholston's Year to Reach Potential

50 Days: Conte Brings Experience to Bucs Defense

51 Days: James in Short Yardage

52 Days: Mike Jenkins' Return from Injury

53 Days: Logan Mankins' Impact

54 Days: Lavonte David's a Star

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