Battered Offensive Line Now LeakingDecember 17th, 2012
Joe has written this before, but the job Bucs’ offensive line coach Bob Bostad has done with a depleted offensive line has been nothing short of a miracle.
But for the first time all year, that offensive line, pretty much put together with bailing wire and duct tape after losing All-Pro Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph, and former starter Jeremy Trueblood, showed signs of being exposed badly yesterday.
There’s a reason Doug Martin couldn’t run the ball. The offensive line, especially the interior, was getting blown off the line in rush attempts. Jamon Meredith, especially, had a rough day.
Now Joe’s not pinning the loss on the offense line solely, but it seems opposing defenses have finally found the Achilles heel of a depleted group.
In some ways, it was only a matter of time before the cracks developed.