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Offensive Line Concerns? Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line cannot get worse than last year

Across the board the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Line could not have been any worse last year if they tried. First Bucs head coach John McKay once quipped “I’m In favor for it” when asked “How do you feel about the execution of your offensive line”!! Well I’m sure Lovie would feel the same way some 40 years later! Lets go over the positions and compare 2014 to 2o15...
Via Buc Stop
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Puts Spotlight on Buccaneers Veterans

As many have expected all along, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Jameis Winston out of Florida State University with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.In the second round, Tampa Bay picked offensive tackle Donovan Smith out of Penn State and guard Ali Marpet out of Hobart to round out their offensive line.Barring any trades in the backfield, it is likely that Tampa Bay...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs offense had no direction, says Dietrich-Smith

This shouldn’t come as a shocker, but the Buccaneers were offensively challenged throughout the 2014 season. Yes, you all are fully aware of that. The difference now is a current Tampa Bay player described how bad it truly was.  “We were really trying to find ourselves all year and I don’t think we ever really got a foothold on that,” said Bucs’ center Evan Dietrich...
Via The Bay Cave
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Draft Targets: Offensive Line

Of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ many issues last season, a terrible offensive line seemed to be the most detrimental to the team’s success.Behind the primary lineup of Anthony Collins, Logan Mankins, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Patrick Omameh and Demar Dotson, quarterbacks Josh McCown and Mike Glennon faced constant pressure and the running backs would rarely be able to find open holes...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals-Buccs inactives released

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Injured Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David and center Evan Dietrich-Smith are inactive for the Buccaneers against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers also declare defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tight ends Brandon Myers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker inactive for Sunday's game. H-back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals-Buccs inactives released

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Injured Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David and center Evan Dietrich-Smith are inactive for the Buccaneers against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers also declare defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tight ends Brandon Myers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker inactive for Sunday's game. H-back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David inactive for game against Bengals

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Injured Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David and center Evan Dietrich-Smith are inactive for the Buccaneers against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers also declare defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tight ends Brandon Myers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker inactive for Sunday's game. H-back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

David, Dietrich-Smith inactive for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Injured Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David and center Evan Dietrich-Smith are inactive for the Buccaneers against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers also declare defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tight ends Brandon Myers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker inactive for Sunday's game. H-back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David inactive for game against Bengals

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Injured Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David and center Evan Dietrich-Smith are inactive for the Buccaneers against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers also declare defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerback Crezdon Butler and tight ends Brandon Myers, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Luke Stocker inactive for Sunday's game. H-back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs’ veteran says there was a complete breakdown

Not to state the obvious here, but the delay of game penalties committed by the Buccaneers on Sunday during their 27-24 win on Sunday is a problem.  During his post game press conference on Monday, head coach Lovie Smith said that the coaches didn’t do a good job getting the plays in. On Tuesday, a veteran player hinted towards a player or players being at fault as well. ...
Via The Bay Cave
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football's LOL Play of the Game: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Butt-Snap

Things did not go well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night. Part of it was because the Falcons are simply a better team (duh). It also didn't help that the Bucs could not stop making mistakes that were downright silly--like this play where Evan Dietrich-Smith thought Mike Glennon was going to be under center when he snapped the ball.But he wasn't.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Is Having Major Issues Snapping The Football

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an all-around awful night and Evan Dietrich-Smith has been flat-out terrible snapping the football. When it rains it pours, I suppose. [SB Nation] [Steve Noah] The post Tampa Bay Is Having Major Issues Snapping The Football appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guarded optimism: Expect spotlight on Bucs' O-line against Dolphins

TAMPA, Fla. -- You've got offensive line worries. Lovie Smith has reassurances. "We're more comfortable going into the (Miami) Dolphins game right now, but you have to play the game," the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach said. "We have a combination that we're going to use." You've got concerns about quarterback Josh McCown after a punchless preseason opener. Center Evan Dietrich-Smith...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs camp preview – offensive line, is Carl Nicks the key

Training camp starts in a little more than a week and the Bucs first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is scheduled for August 8th. Some of the Bucs faithful may be apprehensive regarding the offensive line given the significant changes made to this group during the off season. The biggest source of apprehension is the health of Carl Nicks’ toe and his recovery from...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs interior offensive line remains a concern

This time of year expectations and excitement runs high for the die-hard NFL fans of every team. We are all aware of the draft picks made, the free agents signed and the reports of who are the OTA standouts. It is easy to get caught up in focusing on the positive arguments that can be made for practically every team in the league. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, expectations run as...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs OL Grade Big Question Mark

A lot has been written lately about the positive strides made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers via free agency and the NFL draft regarding their offensive skill positions. During this past off season, the Bucs have upgraded their wide receiver, running back, tight end, and quarterback positions. Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator, Jeff Tedford, has been given very talented players to...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

In Tampa these 5 need to step up.

I don’t think there is any doubt that the Tampa Bay Bucs have improved this off-season. DE Michael Johnson, QB Josh McCown, CB Alterraun Verner, C Evan Dietrich-Smith are all good football players and everyone from Port Richey to Siesta Key are excited about the possibilities that Mike Evans brings to the Buc offense. However, if the Bucs are going to have any shot in the tough...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Packers draft preview: interior offensive line

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig provides complete coverage of the Packers and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: OFFENSIVE GUARDS/CENTERS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 7 On the roster No matter who starts at center for the Packers this upcoming season, that player will be the fourth one to do so in the past four years...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make a run in 2014?

So much of the blame for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 0-8 start last year was placed on head coach Greg Schiano, who is now gone. He’s been replaced by the well-respected Lovie Smith. And now a Buccaneers team that was never really short on talent in the first place has spent the offseason refueling in a big way. Remember: The Bucs were a respectable 4-4 during the second half of...
Via This Given Sunday
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints waiting on a move from Brian de la Puente ☆

I’m surprised that Brian de la Puente has made it this far into free agency. Evidently the center has yet to receive the offer he was hoping for. The New York Giants expressed interest in de la Puente a good 20 days ago but nothing has come to fruition as of yet. Ten days ago de la Puente had a visit with the Redskins, but again no contract was finalized. Since then, the Redskins...
Via The Saints Nation
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers flip offensive lineman for 2015 draft pick

While the bizarre situation with Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is getting most of the attention right now, the team made an under the radar move Sunday as well. #Bucs are trading C Jeremy Zuttah to the #Ravens for a 2015 draft pick, source said (as @PSchrags said). Takes them out of Alex Mack derby — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2014 Rapoport later reported...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneer free agency – only first part of the equation

The 2014 NFL Free Agency period is proving to be the most exciting ever for Bucs fans. The Bucs have recently signed quality veterans who will go into training camp filling four starting positions on offense (QB – Josh McCown, C – Evan Dietrich-Smith, OT – Anthony Collins, TE – Brandon Meyers) and three on defense (DE – Michael Johnson, CB – Alterraun Verner, DT – Clinton...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers re-sign James Starks, add Letroy Guionlose; lose Evan Dietrich-Smith and James Jones

In the same week in which Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson arguably has his biggest impact free agent signing since Charles Woodson in the form of DE Julius Peppers, Thompson pulled off another surprise by re-signing unrestricted free agent RB James Starks to a two-year deal.The general line of thought toward the end of last season -- despite the good performances by Starks down...
Via Packer Fans United
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers free agency week one

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have scored a high grade in my book for week one of free agency. A solid B+ after big pick ups to bolster their defense, including the front line with former Cincinnati Bengal Michael Johnson, beefy defensive tackle Clinton McDonald coming over from the Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Linebackers got some help with the signing of former New England Patriot...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers Willing To Listen To Trade Offers For OL Jeremy Zuttah

  Jason La Canfora reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are fielding trade offers for veteran OL Jeremy Zuttah now that they have signed C Evan Dietrich-Smith. According to La Canfora, the Bucs will keep Zuttah if they don’t find reasonable value for him. La Canfora lists the Ravens, Colts and Giants as teams who could use help at interior offensive line. Zuttah, 27, is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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