Finally, A Unit As One

July 24th, 2013

Donald Penn is but one of three Pro Bowlers opposing defenses will have to tangle with when facing the Bucs’ offensive line.

Some people point to Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and others as being the best Bucs assistants last season. Joe, for one points to former defensive front seven coach (currently pass rush coach) Bryan Cox.

But it would be hard-pressed to determine how any Bucs assistant did a better job than Bucs offensive line coach Bob Bostad.

Think about it: When was the last time an NFL offensive line coach lost two Pro Bowl players to injury, had a third starter benched and pretty much was shuffling the deck (aside from left tackle Donald Penn), plugging guys into holes and positions to try to find the best mix, and still have an above average offensive line?

Bostad is about as quiet a guy as they come. About the only time one can see any hint of emotion from Bostad is when discussing his offensive line.

On paper, with Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph back healthy, and the addition of former first round pick Gabe Carimi, the Bucs potentially could have the best offensive line in the NFL.

“Yeah, definitely we all have those expectations that we can be a very productive unit up front. Excited just to get them into the room and to have them out there with the work and to plan with all the guys on board, we sure didn’t have the time to do that before,” Bostad told Joe today.

“That’s a good group. I think they all get along together. They gel. They don’t mind working hard. I am really excited about it.”

Now the key is to keep every player on the offensive line upright. With three Pro Bowlers (Penn, Nicks and Joseph), along with underrated Jeremy Zuttah, the Bucs could have a lethal ground game with that top notch unit paving roads for Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin.

8 Responses to “Finally, A Unit As One”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    Bucs inked Peyton Hillis to replace Blount!

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    I saw Penn on Total Access showing how he lost 35 pounds this offseason.

    The man is committed and underrated at that.

  3. BucsfaninChina Says:

    We are gonna be nasty!!!!! Getting Carimi was a brilliant and underrated move, as he will prob be used as a utility anywhere on the line this year or the next and id imagine if development goes well he will slide right in once it is time to resign one of these beasts. Gonna be watching him closely.

    35 pounds??? Damn.

  4. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    That gave me goose bumps!

  5. PRBucFan Says:

    Yessir here’s the link as well, the interview was on the NFL Network

  6. Mike J Says:

    PRBucFan, July is July, weight-wise, with Donald. November has historically been another matter.

  7. scubog Says:

    I’m more excited to see this group work together than any other position. It just has a chance to totally dominate like no other O-line in Bucs history. As the most interesting man in the world might say, “Stay healthy my friends”

  8. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol is that really how people are looking at that??

    Hahaha what ignorance, for a man that is doing what few can do and is busting his ass for this organization and for his job this offseason some fans can be just plain ungrateful asses.