A Change In Spring Jelling

June 17th, 2015

Mankins and Dietrich-Smith

It’s not just Bucs offensive linemen tooting their own horns when it comes to chatter about their new level of bonding and jelling.

The guy likely to do the bulk of running behind that line spoke out this week. Joe’s referring to Doug Martin, who explained in private session with Casey Phillips of Buccaneers.com that he sees a change among the hogs.

“We’re doing pretty good. There’s more communication between the line. We’re more jelled than we were last year,” Martin said.

The fourth-year running back went on to express him optimism about the season, but Joe was especially dialed into the takes on O-line gelling and communication. First, it’s interesting Martin said that before Demar Dotson returned to practice yesterday, and it’s noteworthy he made the comparison to last season without being asked.

Perhaps there is real positive change in the works.

11 Responses to “A Change In Spring Jelling”

  1. OneLove Says:

    Joe your starting to get my hyped up!! First Herm Edwards! Now this!!! I cant take this SH!T NO MO!

  2. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    That picture is a great example of someone who worked in the offseason and someone didn’t. Mankins looks jacked! How can that fat ass work around that gut to bend over and reach the ball?

  3. rayjay1122 Says:

    I think that after the Patriots dumped Mankins and went on to win the Superbowl, that he is more motivated than ever to have a career season and prove them wrong for trading him. We will have definitely won that trade when we look back after this season.

  4. rayjay1122 Says:

    EDS on the other hand is my least favorite of the starters on the OL and I am pulling for him to get beat out and cut whenever it is financially reasonable to do so. He seems lazy and not like a very good teammate. IMO.

  5. Buc4life1979 Says:

    DAAAAAAY-UUUUUM!! I take it the pic above^^ is a recent one..gotta be because Mankins literally looks like a new man, and Smith..well, he’s always looked the part of a rolley polley…but now he looks like one with some real muscle thickness to him too.

  6. sneedy16 Says:

    Logan’s arms looks like he’s been hitting the gym hard, hopefully it translate to the field.

  7. Bucfever40 Says:

    After last year, I said no more will I get hyped up in the off season, I was so jacked last year and the bottom fell out and we end up with the first pick. So I felt there’s NO way they are going to get people excited in 2015 after that mockery of a season. Well here we are in June, and once again I’m lulled into the hype machine. But I have to say, something seems different this year (here I go again), seriously though, an OC makes a HUGE difference, and we played without one last year (who does this?) and the result was the Keystone Cops tripping over one another. We not only have a proven OC in D. Koetter, but the Bucs have done a nice job retooling that offensive line IMO(Smith & Marpet) . Having Jameis Winston alone makes us MUCH better than last year, and seem to have scored with 2 valuable receivers (Bell & Clay), the Bucs also tinkered with their defense by drafting a fast LB (Alexander) and adding some key defensive players via free agency(Melton, Carter, Moore,Conte, Swearenger & Johnson). So I guess what I said last year about NOT getting hyped before the season…….with the way this off season has gone, I think I’ll push that off until next year!lol I truly think the Bucs are going to surprise alot of people this year (9-7 this year), and will be playing for much bigger stakes NEXT year!

  8. Danati74 Says:

    I have to agree with whats going on in the pic too. Logan looks ready to start and EDS looks like another bad FA signing. Hopefully he does get beat out this year. Wouldn’t that be nice if K. Edwards or A. Marpet kicked inside to play center, or we signed a guy from USF that could play. I just don’t like EDS either. I hope he proves us wrong.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Typo in the title. Ironically, not in the web address.

  10. SOOFIERCE Says:

    EDS… You are fat! I wonder if Lovie has had the talk?

  11. bucsbedabest Says:

    For all you EDS haters. First of all it is ED, umm MR ED, no dummy its ES. Evan Smith. If any of you watch film from last year you would notice which OL did not let go of his blocks after 1.25 seconds, which OL did not completly blow his zone assignment, which OL was looking for the second teir hit, it was Evan Smith. Granted he looks the part as the new BBQ Master I liked what I saw of him and look for him to improve on his meagar 2 sacks he gave up last year.