With training camp just about a month away, players around the league are enjoying the last few weeks before the six month grind towards the Lombardi trophy begins.
With that being said, off-seasons around the league are different for each team, especially those who have a brand new coaching staff, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
When Bruce Arians took over in February, it was widely assumed that one of the first orders of business was going to be improving the overall play of the offensive line. Outside of a few depth signings, that hasn’t happened yet and it still remains to be seen whether or not this unit will be able to hold up in a truly vertical offense.
Last year, Tampa Bay’s offensive line ranked 26th in pass blocking efficiency on seven-step drop passes of 2.6 seconds or longer according to PFF.
Ranking all 32 NFL offensive lines by pass-blocking efficiency on long-developing plays.— PFF (@PFF) June 29, 2019
PFF's NFL editor @PFF_Chichester highlights 2018's best o-lines when we take away the quick passing game : https://t.co/vQoNeYlMXw pic.twitter.com/ykkWWqfm2F
If the Buccaneers truly want to reach the full potential they have on offense, that number must improve, but if it doesn’t, prepare to watch Jameis Winston take a beating all year long and perhaps throw a considerable amount of interceptions.