Usually, when a veteran starter is away, his backup relishes an opportunity to fill in and maybe steal his job. Not so with Donald Penn’s backup Demar Dotson. In a story by Anwar Richardson on TBO.com, here’s what the Bucs backup left tackle, who was undrafted in’09, had to say after the team’s Monday morning mini camp session:
"I'm not saying I'm a good left tackle. I don't even know if I'm a starting left tackle or not at this moment. If you ask me, I'm not. I'm working at it, taking these reps while Penn is away and I look forward to Penn getting here soon and protecting Josh's blindside."
At leas the apparently humble and honest Dotson is relishing his opportunity to become a more versatile player. "At McDonald's, if all you can do is work the grill, if you got somebody who can work the grill and the tables, you lose your job," Dotson said. "That's all I'm trying to do, come out here and be more flexible in whatever they ask me to do, whether it's right tackle, left tackle, backup, starting, tight end, whatever."
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