So far this pre-season, when given a chance to show what he can do, Dare Ogunbowale has given it his all and has impressed Bruce Arians. With Rojo nursing, a sore knee, Ogunbowale is getting some first-team reps.
When Arians was recently asked about if he can see Dare Ogunbowale’s drive to make the team after being cut seven times in the NFL, he said:
“Yeah, he’s probably been as hurt as the guys that have missed practice, and he hasn’t missed any, that tells me a lot. I don’t buy into the past, I only buy into what I see, and what I’ve seen of him, you wouldn’t guess those things.”
So far, I like what I have seen from Dare. He seems to be doing everything that Arians has asked of him, and he’s giving 100%. I really hope he makes the team. Even if he doesn’t end up starting, it would still be good to have him around for depth purposes, that way the Bucs could still have a productive back in case Peyton Barber or Ronald Jones were to go down with an injury.
Keep it up, Dare. I and the rest of the Buccaneers Nation are rooting for you.