The Buccaneers hope to pump up both sides of the ball. On offense, it sounds like they’ll be embracing the trend that the Eagles rode to a championship.
The run-pass option.
I think everybody in the league is probably going to do more of it this year, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said in response to the question of whether his team will be doing more of it in 2018. The success that Philly had, it’s a copycat league.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, who are supposed to be the future of the Timberwolves organization. But neither young player has developed the way Tom Thibodeau would have liked. Towns has superior offensive talent and showed flashes of putting it all together, but there are far too many times when he doesn’t have a solid presence defensively. As for Wiggins, he hasn’t shown consistency on either end.
Crockett spent seven weeks on the Jaguars’ practice squad last season before being promoted to the 53-player roster on December 26, 2017. Crockett did not see action in two games, and Jacksonville waived him January 13.
He originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted rookie on May 5, 2017, after a four-career at Georgia Southern.
Smith, who went undrafted out of Iowa in 2016, spent time with the Colts and Raiders in 2017. He did not see any action last season but played two games with the Colts in 2016.
His production and effort haven’t always mirrored his physical gifts. Hand missed time in 2017 with an MCL sprain. He also had a DUI arrest last summer in which he was found asleep at the wheel of a parked car that was running with its headlights on.
His timed speed is a concern for some, but White tackled a lot of people who have been clocked faster at the combine. His instincts are top-shelf and he finishes tackles with purpose, amassing 94 tackles in 2017.