Battle In The TrenchesNovember 29th, 2012
A lot of Bucs fans will suggest the Bucs need to get pressure on Peyton Manning this week. Well, that’s like saying Rachel Watson should saunter through Joe’s front door no less than three times a week in the small hours of the morning.
Getting pressure on Manning is virtually impossible when he is using a three-step drop to slice up defenses.
Then Joe was reading a recent breakdown of the best offensive tackles graded out by the NFL thinktank of ProFootballFocus.com. It seems the Broncos have two of the best tackles in the NFL: Ryan Clady (ranked No. 2) and Orlando Franklin (tied for No. 6).
So here is the scenario the Bucs are faced with: Trying to get in the face of Peyton Manning on a three-step drop and getting past a couple of stone walls of offensive tackles.
Not a pleasant proposition.
On the flip side, the only Bucs offensive tackle rated (the site only has the top and bottom 20 of NFL tackles), is Donald Penn at No. 55.