Like all teams, the Bucs will have to trim their roster from 90 players to 53. But I’m not sure how many firings — like Aguayo’s — we’ll have to endure. Previous seasons of Hard Knocks seemed especially targeted to build the audience’s connection with fringe players, only to break our hearts when they inevitably got cut. This season’s crop, by comparison, feels further from the chopping block.
Third-string linebacker Riley Joe Dirt Bullough is way down the depth chart, but his fire and leadership may help him stick as a special teamer. Running back Jeremy McNichols is guaranteed nothing as a fifth-rounder, but his skill set mimics Doug Martin’s; he seems useful. Veteran corner Robert McClain looked more likely to make the team after playing well following Brent Grimes’ leg laceration. Look, Miko took a picture!
Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson remain Adorable Receiver Buds, but their discussion on where Kobe Bryant stands among NBA greats … WOOF. Evans generously ranked Bryant the fourth-best player of all time, behind LeBron James at two. Jackson, playing on his third NFL team, countered Cheap Discount Jerseys that he didn’t like how LeBron had to leave in order to win his championships.
The Seahawks’ first-team offense came out for another drive, this time with Chris Carson replacing Lacy in the backfield.
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Much like Philip Rivers did last week, Sam Bradford spent his first drive picking on rookie cornerback Shaq Griffin. He took advantage of busted coverage to hit Stefon Diggs for a 39-yard play down to the Seahawks’ 12-yard line. However, two false starts led to the drive stalling out and the Vikings settling for a field goal.