FanPost

Why knock the O-line

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 ?

Content provided by a member of Bucs Nation and does not necessarily reflect the view or opinions of Bucs Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker