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Schiano says put no stock in the first depth chart



Don't place too much importance on the Bucs first depth chart, Greg Schiano said Tuesday. Since they haven't played a preseason game, it's impossible to determine how ultimately the pecking order will settle by the Sept. 9 season opener against Carolina.

"We released a depth chart, strictly because it's league mandated, I guess, so we did it,'' Schiano said. "I wouldn't read too much into it right now. We haven't played anybody, we haven't been able to play one live snap, other than the young kids (Saturday). But just for us, we'll be spending a lot of time together these next couple months I think. The way that I've handled, and the way thatI will handle the depth chart is, every move that we make is whatever gives us the best chance to win. Whatever is best for the Bucs. I can't say that about this depth chart for sure because I don't know yet.

"But moving forward, if there are up and down moves, that's why we do them. There's not any other message or any other reason we're doing it.''

Among the more interesting  items on the Bucs' depth chart: LeGarrette Blount is the starting tailback over first-round pick Doug Martin. 


[Last modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:33pm]


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