Bucs HC Bowles Not Ruling Out Reunion With Mathieu

After shedding security Jordan Whitehead in free company, the Bucs introduced in Logan Ryan after he was reduce by the Giants. Ryan performed principally free security in New York, however does have some versatility after beginning his profession at cornerback. Nonetheless, he’s not a precise alternative for Whitehead’s position on the security place. Talking on the Ronnie and TKras present on WDAE, new Bucs head coach Todd Bowles mentioned he wasn’t introduced in to interchange Whitehead.

“Simply off the tape, he does present the flexibility of being a nickel and a security,” Bowles mentioned. “I believe him and Jordan are utterly totally different gamers. I don’t examine the 2. Ryan brings loads of intelligence to us and loads of expertise to us. I want to see him in observe and transfer round and see how precisely I might use him and would use him. However I do know he’s not the identical kind of participant as Jordan. He’s not even introduced in to interchange Jordan, kind of converse. So he nonetheless has to come back in and transfer round and let me see the place he can slot in and work these kinks out. And I believe we’ll work them out as we get into the spring and the summer season. However I do know he’s a pointy participant and a really sharp man.”

Presently the Bucs should not have a real sturdy security on the roster. With Bowles stating Ryan was not introduced in to interchange Whitehead, there are nonetheless some questions at that place. The staff might look to make the most of Antoine Winfield Jr. in that position. However, as an ascending free security within the league, it is likely to be unwise to weaken your self at that place to fill one other gap. Whereas Ryan might determine into that blend, it isn’t his sturdy go well with. Moreover, together with his versatility he might push cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting for taking part in time within the slot.

Georgia S Lewis Cine – Photograph by: USA At the moment

For the Bucs it’s seemingly changing into extra possible they appear to the draft to fill their gap at sturdy security. That’s a place GM Jason Licht has drafted brilliantly. Fortunately, there are some stable prospects on the place this 12 months that may very well be accessible within the first few rounds.

Georgia’s Lewis Cine is a well-liked decide within the first spherical, and was featured in our newest mock. Different choices, if the Bucs commerce again into the second spherical, may very well be Penn State’s Jaquan Brisker or Baylor’s Jalen Pitre. In later rounds the Bucs might goal Iowa’s Dane Belton, Auburn’s Smoke Monday, FAMU’s Markquese Bell and USC’s Isaiah Pola-Mao.

Bowles additionally didn’t rule out a reunion with security and future son-in-law Tyrann Mathieu. Arians drafted the versatile security when he was the top coach of the Arizona Cardinals, the place Bowles served as defensive coordinator.

“Everyone’s into account,” Bowles mentioned. “He’s a heck of a participant and he’s been a heck of participant. We really drafted him in Arizona, so his monitor document speaks for itself. If the scenario is correct, all people’s a viable participant on this sport.”

You’ll be able to take heed to the entire interview with Bowles right here.


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