One thing that makes a good O-line or lineman is 1 who does not get talked about. It is hard to tell how good an offensive lineman is just by watching the game, really only those who studied the game or have played the game can tell you the true value. Our O-line is very strong like it or not our QBs were some of the best protected in the league the past 2 years .
There is a lot of talent up front. Jeff Faine is 1 of the best centers in the league, he make the QB reads at the line easier, rarely has botched handoffs, he creates nice holes for the RB and is money in pass protection. Davin Joseph is 1 of the best guards in the league. Davin is an athletic freak who loves to hit and lay the wood to people, he is an intimidating force I am proud to say he is a BUC. Zuttah is another athletic freak that is very versatile, he is a natural blocker, this guy has already proven he belongs in this league but has some room for improvement which will make him 1 of the best down the line. Trueblood is a perfect name for an offensive lineman, some may say he is the weak link but I say he is our enforcer, he might draw a lot of penalties but to many guys do not like going against him. Donald Penn the only one in this group not happy but deserves to be. He is one of the most athletic LT in the game, he has proven that he can protect a QB blind side which is the most important thing you can ask from you LT.
These guys were the last piece that Gruden put together before he was let go, and they were key in that record setting 09 season for the Bucs offense. I have herd a little negative criticism about how they did not open up holes last year in the run game, but with a weak pass game that no one respects that allows you to load 8 even 9 in the box consistently and effectively. Also they took a hit with the system change just like every one else first they were ask to lose more weight to be quicker on their feet for a zone blocking scheme, after Jag left it went back to the more traditional style of blocking which I like better for this unit anyway. Like or not this group is as solid as they come and across the board 1 of the best units in the league. They are making Freemans transition an easy 1 and Williams return a less painful 1 . But thats My opinion Buc nation tell me what is yours ?