Eye In The Sky comes to you from PewterReport.com contributor Steven Cheah, who has been breaking down the Buccaneers All-22 on Twitter since 2015. Cheah will be joining PewterReport.com with video analysis for a monthly feature to closely examine the top plays you may have missed. Here are a few plays that stood out when watching the tape.
No. 5 – Dare’s Cut Block
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Dare Ogunbowale has struggled in both pass and punt protection this season. But he is improving and does a nice job here going low and cutting the blitzing cornerback to buy his quarterback some extra time.
I've been pretty critical about Dare Ogunbowale's pass protection this season. Bruce Arians called him their best pass protecting back by far and while I don't necessarily agree, he does do a tremendous job on this cut block to buy Jameis a little time. #Bucsfilm2019wk11pic.twitter.com/MEoWxxUgke
Pass protection is obviously a huge point of emphasis after Ronald Jones just got benched for missing an assignment, so hopefully Ogunbowale can keep getting better.
No. 4 – Donovan Smith Out in Space
Donovan Smith draws a lot of criticism and while he does have lows that everybody sees, he also has plenty of highs too. Here is one of those great plays with the very athletic Smith using that athleticism to get out in space and put a cornerback on his rear end.
Mike Evans is 6-5 with freak show 35 1/8″ arms and a 37-inch vertical. He uses almost all of those measurables here to go up and pluck this ball out of the stratosphere. Take a look at just how high he gets up in the end zone view.
Just a remarkable catch by the best receiver in Buccaneers history.
No. 1 – Carlton’s Click, Close, & Crush
Carlton Davis has gotten much better this year in off coverage which is not what he was used to playing in college. Here he shows off great instincts by reading the slot receiver’s route and blowing up the play. This easily could have been a forced fumble, scoop and score, but the refs decided he was there too fast.
Carlton Davis (@Carlton_Lowkey) capped off the Jags game in what I'm hopeful can be a franchise altering play. He's in off coverage and does a nice job reading the slot receiver's flare to the sidelines and jacks him up! Hopefully this momentum carries over! #Bucsfilm2019wk13pic.twitter.com/6Lvdx79hWX
I hail from, and currently live in New Jersey, but have been a Buccaneers fan since 1997. I have been a PewterReport subscriber/consumer almost as long. In 2015 I wanted to get closer to the game, so I started breaking down the All-22 tape and haven't missed a week since. I put all clips out via twitter @StevenCheah and will also be putting together some features on PewterReport with the Eye in the Sky column.