“Gametime Decision”

November 27th, 2015
Mauling and balling

Reliever? Or in need of relief?

How bout that Patrick Omameh! The guy started 16 games for the Bucs at right guard last season and couldn’t even make the damn roster this year.

Nowadays he’s starting at right guard for the surging Bears.

Joe’s fascinated by that on so many levels. But that’s a conversation for the offseason.

The Bucs are loaded at right guard these days, with mauling and balling rookie Ali Marpet and surprising veteran Evan Smith, who has stared there the past two games.

The problem is both are hurt and were limited in practice today.

Marpet suffered a sprained ankle 20 days ago. Joe has a feeling Marpet is ready. Smith came out of Sunday’s beating of Philadelphia with a knee injury of some sort, but he was limited in practice today after sitting out the session in full pads on Wednesday.

Lovie Smith said both players will be a game-time decision.

The only worry is neither player is ready, which is a real possibility. Second-year man Kevin Pamphile had a great start for Logan Mankins earlier this year, and he would be the next tackle in line.

8 Responses to ““Gametime Decision””

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    OL personnel moves have not been a winning formula for this regime

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    On down the line has worked out fine.

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

    Have not been a winning formula. How many yards have Dougie rush for thus far?

  4. FanOfBucs Says:

    They’ve done a REMARKABLE job with oline

  5. godzilla13 Says:

    I think what was meant by “OL personnel moves have not been a winning formula” was ie, Donald Penn, Ted Larson, Jeremy Zuttah and now Patrick Omemah. Joe is fascinated by Omameh’s performance? Omemah was signed off of the 49ers’ practice squad, then went on to start every game of last season. Omameh struggled immensely and had 5 penalties, accumulated 7 Sacks, 6 QB hits and 25 QB hurries. Some of Omameh’s poor performance last year was probably attributed to not having an OC and the QB’s he was blocking for. In the end it is now clear, with him starting for the Bears, that releasing him was not the best player personnel decision. He could be filling in for Marpet/E Smith?

  6. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Are we really sweating a third string guard? He would be our 5th best guard. If that even. Im happy he is doing well and found another starting job. But im not one bit sorry we let him go, we gave him an opportunity to play somewhere else as opposed to being a thrid string inactive for most of the year.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I think this is good news all around. First I’m happy for Omameh, hate to see anybody get fired at any job and when it happens I’m always happy for the person getting the second chance.

    Secondly I’m glad for our rejects ending up playing on other teams instead of other teams rejects playing for us. Omameh would not start on the Bucs and again would have been at the end of the bench if he made the team.

    This is just as sign the team is growing and gaining some depth and this is nowhere more evident than the OL.

  8. tnew Says:

    The only lineman of the bunch that makes me scratch my head was Zuttah. The rest I understand the decision that was made in the moment.