Depth At Offensive LineMay 4th, 2013
Joe knows there are some Bucs fans concerned about the offensive line. Not Joe. If healthy, there are few better offensive lines in the NFL.
That’s not to say the Bucs offensive line is the same as the Packers’ of the 1960s, the Raiders’ of the 1970s or the Hogs of the 1990s. Demar Dotson is a borderline NFL starter — a pretty good pass blocker but not the best run blocker, for example.
This led a Bucs fan to inquire of Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune what the Bucs plan to do about the offensive line in a recent TBO Bucs Q&A.
Q. One thing that concerns me is the offensive line, particularly depth. Who are the best options on the market in that area, and do you see Tampa signing one of those guys?
- Mike, Fitchburg
A. There are several good options. G Brandon Moore is still available. So are OTs Eric Winston and Jammal Brown. The Bucs will probably wait to see how the undrafted free agents they signed look, but there’s a chance they’ll dip back in to the market for someone.
- Woody Cummings
Joe has a hunch the reason why Winston and Brown are still out there is their asking price. The closer it gets to training camp, their prices may lower.
But Joe doesn’t believe Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is going to throw much money at a right tackle. A backup maybe? Perhaps.
Who knows, maybe the Bucs found a hidden gem this weekend.