Nov 16, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith (56) prepares to sack Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
HN: Similarly, is there anyone on the roster that might surprise people going forward? Charles Sims was a popular player to look out for towards the end of last year, are there any other hidden gems on your roster?
JM: Maybe defensive end Jacquies Smith. He had 6.5 sacks last season. The Buccaneers are very strong at defensive tackle, which could make for plenty of one-on-one opportunities. If Smith can capitalize on those opportunities, he could eclipse his 2014 sack total. Another player would be tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He was never able to get it going, but under new…uh, sorry for bringing this up, new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, ASJ could benefit from learning in a system that made Tony Gonzalez into one of the best tight ends to ever play the game.