“Stick Them In There And Leave Them In There”

April 17th, 2015

LoviesadA seven-year starter on the Buccaneers offensive line, Ian Beckles (1990-1996) knows a thing or two about the subject of O-line play and development.

Yesterday, he offered a strong take on the aftermath of the Buccaneers’ 2015 draft.

Speaking on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620, Beckles shared his frustration with the Bucs giving inconsistent play to young offensive linemen last year, such as rookie Kevin Pamphile, and having Patrick Omameh rotate at right guard for a stretch with Garrett Gilkey.

Beckles is confident the Bucs will rebuild/reload their offensive line via the draft, and he wants to see those players dive into their roles and get a chance to develop.

“Stick them in there and leave them in there,” Beckles implored.

Beckles pointed to the career of center Tony Mayberry. Tampa Bay’s 1990 fourth-round pick got a sniff at the starting lineup in his rookie year, and then Mayberry didn’t miss a start until retiring in 2000, after three Pro Bowls in his final three seasons.

Beckles himself was a 16-game rookie starter as a fifth-rounder in 1990.

The point was offensive linemen must play to develop.

Joe believes the Bucs are looking to draft starters on the offensive line. Why else would they do nothing at the position this offseason, other than ousting Anthony Collins and Oneil Cousins?

14 Responses to ““Stick Them In There And Leave Them In There””

  1. OB Says:

    He is right, you look for improvement each game until it stops and then you figure out if he is a starter or not. That is what preseason is for also plus practice in pads.

  2. port richey george Says:

    they passed on Richie incognito. he was just accused of bullying. they passed on wiesnewski. they kept the same o-line coach. coach smith has praised the various o-linemen they currently have. the bucs don’t seem to care about the safety of the QB. a pocket passer bucs QB will probably get sacked more than anyone in the history of the nfl. maybe they are planning on mariota. he will be running for his life on the bucs.

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Should have kept penn and zutAh and drafted o line with 2 and 3rd picks last year

  4. Barry Says:

    Funny how they passed on Incognito because of his character. Haha.

    #DP #HGH #PEDs #BrainDeadRetard

  5. miken Says:

    good advice, i wish IAn could still play… he’s better now than what we got

  6. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    There port richey george gose again. Everyday crying about the O line. I mean is there two people on this site that doesn’t believe these folks are not about to draft a few quality O line men. Jesus Christ.

  7. rayjay1122 Says:

    Barry FYI this is not twitter. No need for hash-tags.

  8. Barry Says:

    #OK #ThankYou

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  10. JMan Says:

    I wish drafted Teddy

  11. Martinii Says:

    i agree with Ian. When I played most of my team mates played an offensive and defensive position. Many of us went both ways for he whole game. today everyone is a situational specialist, i.e. 3rd down back , nickel back, ect. Nowadays they pay good money for a long snapper (what a waste) when any center should be able to snap on 4th down. back to Ian’s observation, it only stands to reason that the more a guy plays the better he gets or a least the easier he is to evaluate. players are bigger, faster, and stronger today, yet play less

  12. LargoBuc Says:

    Omaemah should be alit more effective than he was a year ago. He got pushed around and dominated early on. If he hasnt progressed after all that, he will be a bench warmer this fall. I would love to see him battle it out with Tre Jackson.

  13. bucs4lyfe Says:

    you need atleast two offseasons….going into their 2nd off season we’ll see what kind of players we drafted on the offensive line

  14. Mike10 Says:

    I’m sure that’s good advice. I mean I don’t know what happens when you throw out offensive lineman to develop in front of a rookie QB that’s developing… But that all is assuming the Bucs have a gameplan, which I’m not really sure they do. I think how it comes together after the draft and additional signings thru waivers is how it’ll happen..