Anthony Becht Liking Bucs’ O-Line

August 13th, 2018


It seems former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht is going on to bigger and better things.

He left the Buccaneers Radio Network last month and currently is a rising TV star on college football broadcasts for the four-letter, and he joined the Jets’ preseason TV booth this summer.

But that doesn’t mean Becht isn’t up to date with the Bucs. After watching tape of the Bucs’ first preseason game with the Dolphins, Becht, who in the past has been a critic of the Bucs offensive line, gave the front line rave reviews on Twitter.

Well, at least half of it.

@Anthony_Becht: Just finished watching the #Bucs offense vs Dolphins. Most glaring thing was OLINE play… moving defenders… working in concert…and kept the pocket clean throughout. When they go the offense goes..Jensen’s going to be a huge sign this year… Donovan Smith, Marpet, and Jensen will be fun to watch. If they hold each other accountable this season it could be one of the best middle to left sides in league

Dang. For Becht to say that is really something and quite an about-face. Could the addition of Ryan Jensen and moving Ali Marpet to left guard be that impressive of a move?

Joe’s confident the loud crowd wanting to run Smith out of town so desperately will have indigestion this morning after reading Becht’s words.

11 Responses to “Anthony Becht Liking Bucs’ O-Line”

  1. Dapostman Says:

    Need to keep it to 32 sacks total and run for 120 a game. Those numbers will say the OL was a strength.

    #Get After It!

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    It was noticeable on some of the holes Peyton Barber had early in the game. If Dotson can return to full health and Cappa performa better than expected as a rookie, then will be in good shape. Wouldn’t surprise me to see the Biccs make another Logan Mankins move to sure up the rigt side.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    @feelthepewterpower … “Wouldn’t surprise me to see the Bucs make another Logan Mankins move to sure up the rigt side.” Aah yes, music to my ears. Several guys have potential over at RG, but I still look at that as the weakest link on our OLine at present. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Evan Smith beat out Benenoch & Cappa at RG to start the season because of his experience. I like Dotson, but the odds of him making it through all 16 games at RT probably aren’t real good at age 33. Adding a veteran OLineman with lots of flexibility to play any OLine position would make me feel a lot more comfortable.

  4. Gruden4President Says:

    I wouldnt count on it only because pf Evan Smith. He looked good @RG and Caleb didnt play bad either. Next preseason game we will have a clearer picture.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Licht is sitting on 6.5 million of Sweezy money…..hoping…..waiting…..praying that he doesn’t have to spend it on the Oline…
    I suspect he wants to bank as much as he can to take care of Smith, Marpet, Kwon.

  6. OneBuc55 Says:

    I also thought the offensive line looked good last game…I helps to have RBs like Barber and Rojo who are decisive 1 cut downhill runners…

    Sadly it looks like Dotson has very little gas left in the tank…He’s been a steady player for us a long time…Not to mention, he’s one of the nicest human beings you could ever meet; its hard not to root for him…Hopefully he can get healthy and put together a solid season…If not, he may not be back next year…

    Honestly, I’m pulling for the young guys Cappa and Benenoch…With the exception of a few hiccups/head scratchers I really like what Licht has done I the draft in general since he arrived…Imho he’s done a good job of building this roster thru the draft…

  7. BucDan Says:

    As others have pointed out in previous threads, the “who was at RT?” question is being asked because the guy played legit. I am talking about #60, 6’8″ Brad Seaton. Who would’a thunk that the Bucs would find a comparable player to 6’9″ D. Dotson!?!

    I felt like he was solid in his play during week one. I agree with Coach’s starter philosophy and if Dot is ready, he gets back into the mix with the one’s. However, I am liking the probability of Seaton making the final 53.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    where’s all the warhop bashers????……..


  9. unbelievable Says:

    Not worried about the left side, I’m worried about the right.

  10. Owlykat Says:

    I recorded the game to rewatch carefully and Evan Smith held his own at RG and Seaton was surprisingly good and never allowed a sack. The left side was the best I have watched. At last D. Smith was outstanding along with Marpet and Jensen. Cappa is still learning to play at NFL speed but I believe he will be a good player for us playing Tackle or Guard. As far as I am concerned we need to keep Seaton to replace Dotson once he retires. For years Licht has not brought in great talent for third string linemen, which often led to us getting beat in Preseason, and having Glennon as the backup QB for the second string was a farce too, but he really outdid himself this year in that department.

  11. Trench War Says:

    I thought our right side looked impressive as well considering our starters did not start. Need to give credit to all.