Bucs Improve Their Special Teams

 

 

The Bucs have definitely gotten better as a football team not only on offense and defense but on special teams as well. The Bucs added speed with the additions of Desean Jackson who can provide some return ability if needed. The Bucs also signed J.J Wilcox who can not only start at safety but has also made an impact on special teams during his time with the Cowboys. However, the biggest piece to the special teams was re-signed and that is Cb/S Josh Robinson who made big plays every week on special teams during the 2016 season.

Bucs make official the re-signing of defensive back Josh Robinson, who led team with 12 special-teams tackles last season … two-year deal.

— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 12, 2017

Robinson is a fan favorite and is just one heck of a player. He has 4.3 speed with plus size and has now learned how to play safety and he isn’t afraid to hit opponents in the mouth. It will be intriguing to see if Robinson gets a chance to compete at safety as it would be cool to see what he can do with his speed as a center fielder. Again great job by Jason Licht who is making an emphasis on retaining his players as it is good to keep continuity,

Special teams made big strides last year and became one of the better units on this team. Bryon Anger was probably the best punter in the league last year who got a new 5 year extension right after the season ended. Now granted, the Bucs still need a consistent return man who can get past the 25 and make defenders miss, I think Mr.Licht has his eye out for one. Then there is Bucs fan favorite Roberto Aguyao who I thought did a decent job for a rookie and was getting better in the second half of the season. Expect Aguyao to take the next step this off-season or else he will be replaced. Still long way to go till the season begins, but right now the Bucs are building a team that can win in all three phases.

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