Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Bucs want WR Benn to make greater impact

About the Author

Dan Parr

dparr@pfwmedia.com
Associate editor

Recent posts by Dan Parr

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m.

Related Stories

NFL investigating phone prank

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:45 p.m.

Buccaneers sign P Henry

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 2:30 p.m.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m.

Report: Bucs hire Wannstedt to coach special teams

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 5:41 p.m.

Buccaneers hire McNulty as QBs coach

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m.

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m.
Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
By Dan Parr

In his first regular-season game since suffering an ACL tear late last season, Arrelious Benn, a second-round pick in 2010, was targeted seven times and made four grabs for 27 yards, but picked up yards in smaller chunks — his longest catch was for 10 yards. The Buccaneers have been very impressed with the speed of Benn's recovery from the injury, but they are expecting him to be more productive. We hear coaches would like to see him play with a greater sense of urgency, too. Benn did miss significant time in the preseason as he made his way back from the ACL tear and is working on establishing a better on-field rapport with QB Josh Freeman. Freeman is most comfortable throwing to WR Mike Williams and TE Kellen Winslow and it's important for some of Tampa Bay's other targets to step up and earn more trust from Freeman to help boost the passing game.

Follow Dan Parr on Twitter

 

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE