Bucs Have “Too Many Question Marks”

March 25th, 2009
Though Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com loves Davin Joesph, hes not overly impressed with the Bucs offseason moves thus far.

Though Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com loves Davin Joesph, he's not overly impressed with the Bucs' offseason moves thus far.

Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com was a guest on Sirius NFL Radio’s “The Blitz” today with Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots and he had quite a bit to say about the Bucs.

To suggest Marvez, a longtime NFL writer, has modest reservations about the Bucs this upcoming season is to suggest Obama is open-minded to cutting checks to incompetent white collar types.

Marvez said, in short, the Bucs do not have the horses for defensive coordinator Jim Bates to piece together a decent defense nor do the Bucs have a quarterback worthy of leading a team to a playoff push.

After pretty much unloading on the defensive front-seven Marvez said, “The defensive tackles… I don’t think [the Bucs] have the personnel to run a Bates system.”

Then, Marvez took aim at the offense.

“If they think a fifth round pick from last season has a chance to be the starting quarterback… that’s a major drawback. They’ve always said they wanted someone to compete [at quarterback] which to me, my guess is Brian Griese is the odd man out.

“They did add a lot of talent on the offensive side. I love the run blocking strength of the offensive line. I think Davin Joseph is a beast. They even have good depth there. Jeremy Zuttah will push people.

“You look at the talent there on offense, it’s the most they’ve ever had. They have a lot of weapons to work with if they had a quarterback.

“But they don’t have a quarterback.”

Marvez suggested whoever the Bucs select in the first round in April’s NFL draft will tell fans if the Bucs are actually rebuilding or consider themselves a contender.

“If [the Bucs] take a quarterback, that’s an indication that are a year or two away. But how much patience do you have? The standards are extremely high in Tampa. But are the Bucs willing to give [general manager Mark] Dominik and [head coach Raheem The Dream] time?”

In short, Marvez doesn’t expect the Bucs to do much this season.

“There are too many question marks with Tampa Bay.”

One Response to “Bucs Have “Too Many Question Marks””

  1. RastaMon Says:

    and not many answers….rebuilding is hit and miss,factor in the roster and coaching staff lack of drawing power,recent records,prospects for rings,tight spending budget…..well only a fanatic could feign surprise…..
    If the Bucs can establish a foot hold in the rebuilding process..that would be a realistic goal..and many teams can not even do that after consecutive season of high round draft selections…batten down the hatches boys and girls were in for some rough seas~~~~~~~~~~~