Should A “Top-5” O-Line Make The Playoffs?July 8th, 2013
What do the Ravens, Patriots, Broncos, Niners and Buccaneers have in common?
They’ve all got a “Top-5” offensive line, per a recent NFL Network breakdown by former All-Pro center Matt Birk. (You can catch the video here.) Another former offensive lineman, Brian Baldinger, doesn’t argue with the Bucs’ ranking at No. 5, but he wants to throw the Seahawks’ O-line into the greatness mix.
Hmmm, look at the caliber of the teams not from Tampa. They’re all powerhouses. Four out of five of them won a playoff game in January.
This makes Joe wonder whether a top-5 offensive line should put the Bucs in the playoffs, especially considering the skill position weapons Josh Freeman has at his disposal.
This is yet another example of what should make this Bucs season so engaging and exciting. The Bucs are absolutely loaded with talent and have, as of now, no excuses.