Polian Thinks Bucs’ Front Four Leads TeamAugust 6th, 2012
Longtime Colts GM/architect Bill Polian is an incredibly stout, detailed and candid analyst on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Joe can’t express how insightful this guy is. He’s just made for radio.
Polian was out at today at One Buc Palace, as NFL Radio made its training camp stop in Tampa. Polian watched practice and spent about 20 minutes with rockstar general manager Mark Dominik on the sidelines. Interestingly, Polian told his radio audience this afternoon that the Bucs’ defense stood out most to him.
“I saw a lot of really aggressive fronts by the front seven,” Polian said. “I was surprised by how well they handled things and how well they flowed. I think the front-4 is the strongest part of this football team.”
Joe’s not sure if that’s scary or not.
It’s great that a trained eye like Polian thinks the Bucs’ defensive line has what it takes — yes, Michael Bennett was back practicing today — but the offense is most likely to carry the Bucs and needs to be a top-10 unit in the NFL for the Bucs to have a winning season.
Regardless, Joe will take it. If Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn, Roy Miller and Michael Bennett are going to carry the Bucs, Joe’s all for it.