Bucs DT Hall Reveals Lofty Sack Goal For Rookie Season

There was quite a lot of reward heaped on Bucs rookie defensive sort out Logan Corridor. Legendary Bucs Corridor of Famer Warren Sapp loves him. Teammate Will Gholston stated that Corridor is “extra athletic than J.J. Watt in his prime.”

All of that hype is creating some lofty expectations for Corridor throughout his rookie season. As a participant who recorded 6.5 sacks final 12 months at Houston on the Cougars’ “Sack Avenue” protection, what sort of expectations does Corridor have for his first 12 months in Tampa Bay?

“Earlier than, I advised myself I need to have six sacks. I ended with 6.5 at Houston. I really feel like that’s a really cheap quantity coming into my rookie season,” Corridor stated. “However my purpose can be so as to add worth to the staff wherever doable. Wherever they want me, I’m going to do no matter I can do to place the staff able to win. Clearly, I like attending to the quarterback and that’s my favourite half concerning the recreation, so getting again there and getting some sacks is clearly a part of that.”

Corridor’s Lofty Sack Projection

Sapp, a first-round decide in 1995, had three sacks throughout his rookie season. Gerald McCoy, a first-rounder in 2010, additionally had three sacks. That was the identical variety of sacks that Vita Vea, a first-round decide in 2018, had.

Bucs Corridor of Fame DT Warren Sapp and D-line coaches Lori Locust and Kacy Rodgers and DE Will Gholston – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

Corridor thinks he can double that in his first season within the NFL, which is a lofty expectation. In case you’re questioning, the Bucs’ rookie document for sacks is 10 from Santana Dotson in 1992. Dotson performed 4 years in Tampa Bay earlier than ending his profession with six seasons in Inexperienced Bay. The very best variety of sacks that Dotson recorded after his rookie season was solely six in 2000.

Corridor might be enjoying the 3-technique defensive sort out place in Tampa Bay, which is what Ndamukong Suh performed the final two seasons. An skilled veteran, Suh recorded six sacks in back-to-back years from 2020-21. As a result of he’ll probably be remoted one-on-one with guards, Corridor ought to have loads of alternatives to get to the quarterback.

“Simply me enjoying the 3-technique particularly, having the liberty to cross rush,” Corridor stated. “In quite a lot of conditions, I’ll have a two-way go, which is right for me as a result of it provides me quite a lot of alternatives to work as a cross rusher.”

Getting some useful recommendation and instruction from Sapp a couple of weeks in the past in the course of the OTAs solely aids Corridor in his quest to have a productive rookie season.

“I actually loved studying from him. He’s acquired quite a lot of juice,” Corridor stated. “He was really on the market demoing among the reps, so I assumed that was actually cool to see. He at all times says, ‘lengthy levers are sturdy levers’ and me enjoying with size, being as massive as I’m, and making an attempt to make use of that to my benefit – that was a extremely good device for my toolbox from him.”

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