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December 15, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
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Bucs Relying On Okam To Step In For McCoy

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Reynolds
Scott Reynolds

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Reynolds

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Defensive end Michael Bennett will likely see some time at the three technique defensive tackle position on Sunday versus Detroit, but newcomer Frank Okam will likely get the start in favor of Gerald McCoy, who is out for the year with a torn biceps.
Bucs defensive tackle Frank Okam just arrived in Tampa Bay a month ago, but has quickly ascended from being a practice squad player to an active roster member to a potential starter on Sunday at three technique in place of the injured Gerald McCoy. The 350-pound Okam is a natural run stuffer who will likely see action on first and second downs to help stop the Lions' running back duo of Jahvid Best and Maurice Morris before giving way to Michael Bennett on pass-rushing downs.

Find out what Okam thinks about being reunited with former Texas teammates Roy Miller and Tim Crowder and what Raheem Morris thinks about Okam's progress in Tampa Bay. Click here to read Scott Reynolds' story about Okam on FoxSportsFlorida.com
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    Those are some crazy eyes
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    what good is stopping the run up the middle when the ends and linebackers get blocked out of lanes to the outside? They need to watch tape of what they did different against the Skins and do that from the start. Bad thing is they stopped the run but couldn't stop the pass. Gotta find a happy medium.
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    I'd like to hear the reasoning for this also PR. Okam Is a big 350 pound Nose tackle. Wouldn't it make more sense to have miller or woods Play as the under tackle?
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    If the defense can keep Detroit below 24 points we should win this game. Josh has to have a very good game because we need a lot of points from now on to win any of the last three games. Go Bucs! One win at a time.
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    Got the facts, PR - how about some analysis? Why are they putting him at the three technique instead of the nose tackle? It would seem that Miller or Bennett would be a better fit. Is he really faster than Miller? Or is it that they just want the two biggest muthas to be on the field to stop the run on first and second down?
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