The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive lineman Demar Dotson will start in place of Jeremy Trueblood at right tackle this week, according to a depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.
Dotson, a fourth-year veteran who filled in for Trueblood while he nursed an ankle injury during the team's Week 2 loss to the New York Giants, will start regardless of Trueblood's availability in Week 3.
Dotson's solid performance against a fierce Giants' pass rush may have something to do with the decision to keep him on the field moving forward.
As a former tight end and college basketball player, Dotson has flashed potential but has only started two games in his four-year career. However, throughout the preseason he was given every opportunity to succeed while filling in for left tackle Donald Penn.
He impressed the coaching staff enough to keep him in the back of their minds as a viable rotation or eventual starter on the edges. Head coach Greg Schiano said that his strong preseason earned him the right to receive first-team repetitions at practice and that he would remain in a constant competition with Trueblood.
Opportunity struck with the ankle injury Trueblood sustained. It was Dotson's superior play, though, that has solidified his new starting position on the Bucs' offensive line.
For Trueblood, this is the second time in three seasons he has lost his starting gig. In 2010, James Lee took over the right tackle duties due to his struggles.