Breaking Down J.R. Sweezy

March 10th, 2016
A fantastic video breakdown of new Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy.

A fantastic video breakdown of new Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy.

Last night, the ProFootballFocus crowd went into hysterics over the Bucs signing right guard J.R. Sweezy.

If you didn’t know any better, you would have thought someone from One Buc Palace sent them a virus and corrupted their Excel software.

(Mind you, this is the same outfit that when Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdowns and no picks, completing 24 of 35 attempts for 333 yards in a win over Kansas City, they gave him a subpar grade for the game [LOL]. Also, this is the same crowd that tried to say what a fine left tackle unemployed Anthony Collins was and that E.J. Biggers was on par with Aqib Talib. Last night, one of the geeks tried to say on Twitter that Collins was a bad fit for the Bucs’ technique. Hell, he was a bad fit for technique leaguewide! The dude has been out of work since the Bucs benched with four games left in the 2014 season! What a bunch of maroons!)

Sweezy was drafted in the seventh round in 2012 and the Seahawks converted him from defensive tackle to guard. In the past three years, Sweezy has started every game but two. That’s pretty durable and pretty impressive to NFL folks who cut checks.

Want a great breakdown? Here’s a video of Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable breaking down Sweezy. He doesn’t seem to be remotely as bad as the PFF geeks make him out to be.

The NFL hates embed codes, so you’ll just have to click on the link above.

18 Responses to “Breaking Down J.R. Sweezy”

  1. cbell96825 Says:

    I like the signing just think we overpaid a smidge I mean he couldn’t of had an offer like that somewhere else right?

  2. K2 Says:

    I think we were lucky to get him at the price. Mankins was a great player, but his knees took him out of the elite group. I think we got the younger stronger version for a cheaper price. GREAT DEAL!

  3. SophmoreBucsFan Says:

    Just from watching that video… I like home already… He’s gonna be Doug’s best friend… Seems they went and found a guy with a similar play in attitude to Logan Mankins… I hope he’s at least half as good in pass pro. As he is in run blocking… But damn that video is encouraging.

  4. Sapp, STFU Says:

    Not seeing any positive comments about this on the web. Hope this isn’t another case of working our way up to middle level. Really hope Koetter and Licht can make us perennial contenders like Yzerman and Vinik.

  5. jb Says:

    I find it hard to get excited about a former 7th round pick that’s never sniffed the pro bowl and we’re counting on him to replace Mankins. At least we didn’t give him the $ that Collins stole from us.

  6. JerseyBuc Says:

    I can’t say that I love the move especially after seeing the cost. However, after watching Koetter’s coaching ability last season with young rookies and guys like Cherillis I am thinking he could develop into a very high quality player.

  7. Byrd Says:

    Watching that clip explains a lot I like him he brings nasty to the line and high effort the coach can help with the rest

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This guy is nasty…..we have two really good guards…..we have some depth. Sure, we may have overpaid a bit but that remains to be seen. We have enough money to overpay…..what we need is to overpay players who end up earning it.

  9. bucs4life86 Says:

    Get used it to BUC fans, these are the kinda signings the bucs are gonna have from now on. 2nd tier guys that are not gonna break the bank. Solid but not spectacular. Sweezy is a perfect example in what the bucs are looking for in FA now. I think it is a sold signing. He will Def improve our running game, and will continue to improve in the passing game. Now.lets hope we can get Robert Ayers to sign a deal before leaving town. He is the last of the better pass rushers on the market.

  10. biff barker Says:

    The Bucs have so much youth on the OL, I don’t mind that they added a vet. It should be a clear message that Koetter wants to be able to maul against certain teams too.

  11. martinii Says:

    Over the past 3 seasons Seattle’s record is 42-12. This includes playoffs and regular season games. It also includes a Super Bowl. Sweezy started 40 of those 42 games, blocked for Marshawn Lynch and protected an up and coming QB. Over the last 2 seasons our starting O- line collectively have won 40 games. This of course is a useless stat much like many from PFF. Point is though we paid too much for him,but he will probably add value to a unit that is improving.

  12. TNOLES Says:

    Good pick up. Just wondering who will play where. I like the Olines attitude and he definitely adds to it, now if we could only sign some D lineman with the same kind of nastiness then I think we will be getting somewhere.

  13. Guzzie Says:

    Wow, way to improve our defense and WR position, it’s early, but we got a young average guard who if everything works out will hopefully be our backup guard (pamphile starting), way to inspire confidence, hate to say I’m hoping the bucs sign any DE to at least compete for playing time, some scrap heap player that can at least give the fan base the false sense of hope we all love so much, wohoo a backup guard, and 2 weeks wasting time overpaying a RB, YEAH THAT ALWAYS WORKS OUT

  14. ChanEpic Says:

    @Sapp, STFU – Amen on your take, re: yzerman and Vinik, and your screen name.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    If we must overpay I’d rather do it just a little bit in building the league’s best Oline.

    The numbers flying around right now for DE’s has just become insane. It’s clear just how insane they’ve become when you compare the price per sack. That makes players like Jack Smith look a lot better!

  16. skipper Says:

    The best defense end still available is Chris Long!

  17. Joshua Weese Says:

    For those of you that have doubts about who we just picked up, I turn your attention to this clip:

  18. mike10 Says:

    You should see my “life highlight reel” – I’ve got a 5-6 days that you could play back a few times!