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: June 21, 2013, 12:00:18 AM



Why is Myron Lewis still with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

By Sander Philipse

on Jun 20 2013, 11:20a




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Bad player is still with the team, fans wonder why the team doesn't cut him.
 


   Google "Why is Myron Lewis". On the roster?

Still here?

 Still on the roster?

Still a Buc?

 Ahead of him?

  Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans seem a little confused and/or outraged over Lewis, the team's 2010 third-round pick who has looked horrible when he came out on the field. He has played a decent amount of special teams, taking 17% of the team's special teams snaps last season despite missing eight games. But that's not nearly enough to explain hanging on to a cornerback who remained on the bottom of the depth chart no matter the amount of mysterious disappearances last year.
 
One of the reasons why Lewis is still around is simple: the Bucs are hoping that a new coach can help him reach his potential, as Pewter Report noted last month.
 

The final reason why Lewis is getting a final shot to live up to his draft billing in Tampa Bay is because he received poor coaching last year. Not just Lewis - every Bucs cornerback did. Schiano took a chance on former LSU secondary coach Ron Cooper and the move turned out to be a mistake as Cooper was often too quiet and not assertive enough, especially on the sidelines on game days when it came to coaching up technique and relaying adjustments to his defensive backs.
 
The Bucs will say that Cooper was allowed out of his contract to make a lateral move to the University of South Florida after just one year, but he was essentially fired. New defensive backs coach Tony Oden has NFL experience with New Orleans and Jacksonville, and will get his shot at trying to make a player out of Lewis because Tampa Bay sure could use a big 6-foot-2, 203-pound cornerback on the field on Sundays.
 



It's easy to forget, but Lewis was a third-round in 2010 for a reason, and that reason was potential. He's 6'2", 203 lbs and has a massive wingspan. He has the speed to run with cornerbacks down the field and the fluidity to not be shaken by shifty route runners. Unfortunately, he has never shown the technique and composure to take advantage of his physical gifts, and he's looked downright horrible on the field.
 
But what's the downside of keeping him on the team right now? He has no roster bonuses coming, only receiving a small amount of compensation for offseason training. Even if he makes it to the regular season, his $630,000 salary would be no real burden. Releasing him at this point would be useless.
 
So why is he still on the team? You might as well ask why random undrafted free agent is on the team. Or, say, the backup kickers and punters. Because it's the offseason, the Bucs don't need the roster space, and the man still has oodles of physical talent Tony Oden may be able to develop. And if he can't improve, they'll cut him before the season starts.




http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/6/20/4448398/why-is-myron-lewis-still-with-the-tampa-bay-buccaneers

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#1 : June 21, 2013, 12:14:47 AM

He'll be gone by week 1.

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#2 : June 21, 2013, 01:12:50 AM

He'll be gone by week 1.



I would hate to see it, but you may be right.  Dude is only 25, has great measureables, was a stud in college.  But if he doesn't put it all together PDQ,  he could be gone.



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#3 : June 21, 2013, 08:09:13 AM

This guy was actually projected to be a S at the pro level but he isn't a big hitter. The analysis of his skills in the article is way off. He can't turn and run with a WR consistently at all. 50% great coverage and 50% blown coverage makes for a disaster.

 It's not his fault he was picked 4 rounds too early. He is what he is. The no.6 CB.

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#4 : June 21, 2013, 08:11:55 AM

This story is bologna, everyone knows that he is there to mentor Revis. 

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#5 : June 21, 2013, 08:15:42 AM

Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane .

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#6 : June 21, 2013, 08:28:52 AM

if he wasn't cut last season when we were desperately thin at corner, were signing guys off the streets to play ahead of him, they he ain't never gonna get cut. This guy is going to be on this roster longer than Brooks and Barber were.

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#7 : June 21, 2013, 08:37:33 AM

This guy was actually projected to be a S at the pro level but he isn't a big hitter. The analysis of his skills in the article is way off. He can't turn and run with a WR consistently at all. 50% great coverage and 50% blown coverage makes for a disaster.

 It's not his fault he was picked 4 rounds too early. He is what he is. The no.6 CB.
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Nailed it . I'm not sure how any coach can teach someone how to turn and run. Its not technique. You have the instinct to do this or you don't.

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#8 : June 21, 2013, 01:29:10 PM

He'll be gone by week 1.



I would hate to see it, but you may be right.  Dude is only 25, has great measureables, was a stud in college.  But if he doesn't put it all together PDQ,  he could be gone.

He has tenure now, so good luck firing him. The union will be all over our asses...

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#9 : June 21, 2013, 01:48:43 PM

I think it's pretty clear that part of the reason Myron isn't getting on the field enough is that they view him as a potential player-coach replacement for Bill Sheridan if the defense falters this year.

There\'s a very real chance the Bucs waive [Revis] before next season. At the very least, it will be a discussion worth having.

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#10 : June 21, 2013, 02:02:39 PM

Bad player? News to me.

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#11 : June 21, 2013, 02:37:31 PM

Redskin in waiting

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#12 : June 21, 2013, 10:39:30 PM

This article s obviously invalid, he is the savior of this team...  ;)


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#13 : June 21, 2013, 10:57:13 PM

He will be a free agent after this season.  And he is not making huge dollars [600,000].

So they might as well keep him one more season, and perhaps the light goes on. 



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#14 : June 22, 2013, 10:28:36 PM

It's funny. I absolutely KNEW who was going to be brought up before I ever clicked the link on this thread.


Naismith was right about Revis. Everyone else is a dummy.
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