Is The Offensive Line Fixed?

September 14th, 2014


It sure seems like the stench of the Buccaneers’ preseason is now a flowery fragrance.

Yes, the Tampa Bay offensive line isn’t the problem any longer. They even looked a tiny bit better than average today.

That’s pretty good for a still-jelling unit, and the vaunted Rams pass rush wasn’t a major factor in today’s ugly loss.

The Bucs ran successfully quite a bit behind left guard Logan Mankins and left tackle Anthony Collins. Josh McCown largely had time when he was asked to throw, though he was shut down on many passing downs, courtesy of Lovieball. Patrick Omameh was better at right guard in his second career start, and the unit looked pretty physical against a physical Rams front-7.

The O-line even emerged healthy, which is quite an accomplishment on the decimated Bucs.

The solid O-line play makes it even more stunning that the Bucs coaching staff pulled the plug on the passing game in multiple third down situations. They surely couldn’t have used fear for McCown’s life as a reason.

24 Responses to “Is The Offensive Line Fixed?”

  1. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Josh meltdown is the reason the passing game was shutdown!!!

  2. Buc1987 Says:



  3. Ray Rice Says:

    Now if we can only fix the coaching it will be alright. I myself wanted them to interview and hire Greg Roman.

  4. Alex2013 Says:

    Logan is for real!! Why no trick plays in 2 games????

  5. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    Dare I say it…. Where’s Glennon at?

  6. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Not even close. The O-line still resemble a piece of Swiss cheese far too often!

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    “Yes, the Tampa Bay offensive line isn’t the problem any longer. They even looked a tiny bit better than average today.”
    Line play was spotty. Hell of a piece of running by Rainey. Credit play calling with much of the rush success.

  8. ManzielMadness Says:

    @Ray Rice

    I completely agree about Roman, wanted him bad

  9. RastaMon Says:

    they did tease us…

  10. Pelbuc Says:

    Who cares? The season is over anyway. Just start Glennon the rest of the season and see if he’s the QB of the future. I’ve seen enough of McClown to know he’s not the answer and has cost us 2 games with his stupid ints. Plus with the terrible and ultra conservative play calling, no offense would be successful. As for the defense and special teams……WTF!!! Bucs are bad in every phase of the game. PATHETIC!!!!!!!

  11. Brent Says:

    Mcnown looked ok 1 bad pick running game was great. The whole problem was special teams and defense. I know we got a bunch of Injurries but how do you let a scrub quarterback repeatedly convert 3rd downs over and over again. Nobody can step up and make a play on d? Pathetic. Jamieus winston sweepstakes begins, unless we get McCoy back.

  12. The Ether Says:

    I just cant get over how many opportunities we had, with that running game, to setup a few play actions… McCown looked a lot better than he did in week 1, but thats not saying much…

    Seriously, what was all that running for if we werent trying to set it up to take some shots?? Playcalling, another week of dumbassedness by our QB, its about that time to make a move…

    With a short week, if we have to put up with that lifeless azz offense again on Thurs Night, then get those MGMers off their knees, let them wipe their mouths, and give em that ‘neck’ theyve been beggin for all offseason…

  13. Kelvin Says:

    Hey joe this kelvin I call u guys on big dawg show I told u bobby Rainey runs harder n hits the hole faster then Doug Martin , I’m not suggesting Rainey will
    Be all pro by no means but it’s obvious when u watch the tape he’s more elusive, faster n surprisingly breaks more tackles then the muscle hamster

  14. BucIt941 Says:


  15. nate Says:

    Trade martin to the ravens while we can still get sumthing for him… then use that to move up for mariota next year or winston!

  16. OB Says:


    The problem is the QB, he does the wrong thing under pressure, he can’t handle it. The coaches don’t trust him any more. The DBs are not playing the receivers or the ball, they let the men they were covering get to open.

  17. buc40 Says:

    Lovie don’t trust McClown to throw the ball. As a veteran player a journeyman who finally gets his chance to start in the nfl at 34 years old you would think he would have the hunger to win. Winners want the ball in theirs hands when the game is on the line. Alot of more losing to come. With the latest injuries to Mccoy and foster expect an 0 an 7 start. Look ahead to May 15. Top 5 pick. Look at the bad teams from last year, they got better and improved. The bucs have had top picks in recent drafts and some of those players are not even in the nfl now. What does that say about our @$# clown owners. You would think they would be embarrassed. I feel bad for one person here. #55 D. Brooks. This team from the owners coaches and the players embarrassed this man on a special day for him.

  18. lion Says:

    For those of you forgot, as a much of a letdown McCown has been with his poor decision making at times, he still put us in position to win the game. It wasn’t his fault we lost.

  19. lion Says:

    Side note though, if he doesn’t win this Thursday it’s time to start Glennon…

  20. Fred Says:

    I’m sorry but another Sunday where we were out played, out coached and out classed. Lovey owes 55 a huge apology. I also hope Sims is really hurt and didn’t take a dive trying to stop the clock. If McCown plays like sh()t again then it’s back to Glennon. Word is he’s ready and has also sharpened his scrambling skills.

  21. Fred Says:

    Evans not Sims.

  22. BucsRokk26 Says:

    And here comes the MGM….

  23. AnotherJ Says:

    I’m hoping Tedford comes back Thursday to run his offense…So far we’ve learned that Arroyo isn’t very good at play calling.

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol MGM.. and who are you gonna clamor for next after him?