Bucs Training Camp Special Teams preview

Matt Bryant Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open training camp this weekend at One Buc Place. Get updated on their situation on special teams, plus link to exclusive Bucsblitz.com content previewing training camp.

Which Bucs QB should start the 2009 season? Scout.com and Bucsblitz.com experts provide opinion and analysis on the subject in this exclusive article. Click here to read more.

Is S Sabby Piscitelli ready for the 2009 season? Bucsblitz.com's Tyler Frazier talked with the third-year safety in this exclusive pre-camp Q&A. Click here to read more.

The following is a preview of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' special teams entering training camp:

SPECIAL TEAMS: PK Matt Bryant, P Josh Bidwell, LS Andrew Economos, PK Mike Nugent.

Bryant produced career highs in points (131) and made field goals (32), including three game-winners. But Bryant doesn't have as much range as some other NFL kickers. He is 2-of-10 on attempts from 50 yards or longer, despite making a career-high 63-yarder in 2006. That's why the Bucs decided to sign former Jets' kicker Nugent in the offseason. He also could do a better job on kickoffs. Bidwell is solid, if not spectacular. Smith, an undrafted free agent from Fresno State, took over the return duties at midseason from WR Dexter Jackson and returned four kicks for touchdowns to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl.

To access the offensive preview, click here.

To access the offensive preview, click here.

BucsBlitz.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Tweets