Offensive Line? “Decent”August 24th, 2014
Of course, the Bucs’ first-team offense, after some early, frightening jitters, broke out finally yesterday, actually looking like an offense. A nice catch-and-run down the middle to Doug Martin to set up a Martin touchdown run and a too easy-looking lob to Mike Evans in the end zone showed the Bucs have life on offense.
As Joe stated yesterday, it was fun to watch the running game work. It is nice to have cute plays on a whiteboard or stubborn running plays on an iPad, or for the offense to look sharp on a walk-through, but an offense needs blocking.
Enter Bucs coach Lovie Smith, who gave this brief assessment of the offensive line, typed by Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
“I thought the offensive line did a decent job for the second week in a row,” Lovie said.
Mmmmmm… Guess you can’t beat up on the offensive line too much if your team has two offensive touchdowns and a field goal in the first half. There were way too many missed and blown up blocks, especially by — guess who? — the guards to stretch the word “decent.” More like, “OK,”at best.
This, Bucs fans, is the hand that is dealt. This is something not only the Bucs are going to have to work around, but for Bucs fans to learn to stomach the rest of the season. The next John Hannah or Larry Allen are not going to be walking the streets looking for work in the next two weeks after being cut.