Asst. O-Line Coach Matt Wiegand said this is a veteran heavy group…they have seen it all and they can do it all. He is very excited to work with them.
@TBBuccaneers this O-line is set up for a power run game. Are they capable of running screen plays. We've not done it effectively in years.— MikeInTampa2 (@MikeInTampa2) January 29, 2014
Safeties Coach Mikal Smith stressed the importance of both Goldson and Barron being able to play both Strong Safety and Free Safety. Different situations may call for different lineups, or one may have to fill in for the other. Both are capable of playing either spot at a high level.
Coach Mikal Smith who is better suited to play the free safety position? Goldson or Barron? Or are they interchangeable #BucsQandA— 38•Gomez•38 (@TrueBucc4Life) January 29, 2014
Defensive Quality Control Coach Dave Borgonzi stressed the importance of creating takeaways. Also, not just stopping at the takeaway, but turning it into defensive touchdowns.
What are going to be the key defensive goals going into next season and which players are most important to these goals? #BucsQandA— Shawn Dziepak (@dzzpak) January 29, 2014
Coach Embree sees Wright having continued success at tight end for the Bucs. He said he will look to have Wright put on some weight, but not so much that it sacrifices his athleticism which is his strength at the position.
Coach Jon Embree will Tim Wright continue his development at TE? If so, how heavy would you like him to be considering his frame? #BucsQandA— 38•Gomez•38 (@TrueBucc4Life) January 29, 2014