Bucs Safety Aiming For More Turnovers In New Role

Bucs security Mike Edwards is moving into an even bigger function this 12 months after three seasons serving as a part of a rotation on the place. Jordan Whitehead’s departure in opened up the chance for Edwards to step in as a starter.

Whereas he hasn’t come down with any picks via the primary 4 days of camp he’s been all around the subject and made some good performs. Because the pads come on, we’ll get a greater look as to how the transition to a full time participant will go however thus far Edwards says it’s been going nice.

“It’s been going nice,” Edwards mentioned. “We’re all studying collectively. I really feel like we’re all popping out right here and simply supporting ourselves and simply studying collectively and taking part in collectively. For me I’m taking up the function, it doesn’t matter what function it’s, and I’m taking it on nice. I really feel like I’m [in great shape] going into 12 months 4, studying the scheme and every part and doing good.”

Bucs S Mike Edwards – Photograph by: USA At this time

Edwards has been often known as all ball hawk all the way in which to his faculty days. Final season he had two pick-sixes in opposition to Atlanta to show the tide of the sport. He has 5 profession interceptions with the Bucs, together with three final 12 months, however Edwards is seeking to high that quantity this 12 months alone.

“Personally, simply being the very best participant I might be,” Edwards mentioned. “Making my workforce higher. I positively need to up my interceptions. I’m making an attempt to stand up yearly, at the very least seven interceptions. Seven plus. Create extra turnovers and simply let my recreation play.”

Edwards has a pair of achieved veterans within the security room in Keanu Neal and Logan Ryan to be taught from this 12 months. That’s one thing the Bucs secondary hasn’t had since he entered the league in 2019. He’ll lean on each of them selecting their brains to assist enhance his recreation for the upcoming season.

If he can excel in his new function and are available down with extra splash performs and turnovers, it would make the choice to let Whitehead stroll the appropriate transfer.