Now It’s Time To Protect Winston

April 30th, 2015

josh mccown

Euphoria is sweeping the streets, from downtown Dunedin, to New Port Richey, and even in the blueberry fields of Plant City. Jameis Winston is a Buccaneer!

Now it’s time to keep him out of a body bag.

The Buccaneers’ offensive line was downright scary last year. It was good enough to churn out hundreds of yards on the ground through the first two games of the season, and damn good enough to win those games, but then the wheels came off.

The expected jelling turned into diarrhea.

And what did the Bucs do in free agency? Nothing. They saw no need to inject fresh blood or competition into the mix. All they did was cut Anthony Collins and Oneil Cousins, two guys who remain unemployed. (No surprise)

It was a massive telegraph that Tampa Bay has to add offensive linemen in the draft — and quickly.

The Bucs need a lot more than good barbecue to protect Winston, despite what Logan Mankins might say.

Keep it locked on the rest of the draft’s first round. Given the situation on the O-line, the Bucs might get antsy and pull the trigger to trade up and back into the first round.

Please, Bucs. If you believe you have a can’t-miss O-lineman in your sights, make it happen. You owe it to Jameis.

14 Responses to “Now It’s Time To Protect Winston”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    If It was my call, I would go BPA at any OL position with picks 2.3 and 4.

    We can get by on Defense for now and pick DE and MLB high next year.

    If L&L don’t fix this major OL problem – they are putting the franchise QB at unreasonable risk.


  2. TheShaz Says:

    I heard rumors of the Bucs maybe trading to get back to the 1st round.

    We shall see

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Maybe we can trade for penn or zutAh

  4. Hunter Says:

    Now it’s time to get a DE. Then grab la’el Collins late in the draft . Perfect scenario

  5. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    lovie and jameis and lovie reactions have me back on lovie bandwagon now get some OL

  6. Dinnerplate Nips Says:

    An OL… Fire Warhop… and we may be on to something…

  7. Bonas Says:

    We need to get o line from Yale , they are good lawyers there! Watch you kids and crab legs!!

  8. LutzBuczFan Says:

    I’m happy about the pick. Go Bucs! Thanks for all the coverage Joe. You called it with the ‘Chase for Jameis’ as soon as we tanked the last game against the Saints.

  9. MadMax Says:

    Dont forget SS…..we need that about as bad as we need QB and O line. And there just isnt much out there for Safety….unfortunately.

    But Im good going O line too.

  10. Bojim Says:

    Would love a DE but we need a starter at oline worse.

  11. FortMyersDave Says:

    Fisher out of Oregon and Collins from LSU are both on the board so at least one will make it past the Titans and will be there for Tampa!

  12. Dr J Says:

    TJ Clemmings from Pittsburgh would be pretty awesome next. Collins has a pending murder investigation looming over his head right now.

  13. BucCityBoy Says:

    Fisher is an awful run blocker and Collins(as much as I like him) is not draftable right now. Clemmings appears to be the pick and we would be very lucky to land him.

  14. FortMyersDave Says:

    Point taken on Collins, but besides Fisher and Clemmings I think the Bucs might look at the Penn State lineman Donovan Smith…. This also might be a spot where the Bucs could trade down into the middle of the the round a grab a 3rd rounder and still get a kid like Smith as he gradesa a tad below the opthers still on the board. In this draft a 3rd rounder could be another plug and start G….