It’s Getting Thin

August 8th, 2018

Starting to sweat?

So offensive linemen are dropping like flies for the Bucs. Fortunately, the middle and the left side of the line remains intact.

As Joe wrote recently, he’s been a bit stressed ever since right tackle Demar Dotson unexpectedly had to have his knee opened up in April. He’s still not right as Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is easing him back onto the field.

(Joe absolutely agrees with what Koetter is doing here. The goal is for Dotson to start in New Orleans next month, not to play in a worthless game in Miami and have his knee blown out by some dude that will be selling shady mortgage plans to the unsuspecting in a few weeks.)

But because the Bucs are down to rookies, landscapers and Best Western night managers on the right side of the line, the Bucs signed the immortal Jarron Jones yesterday. Joe wouldn’t expect much from him.

Jones bounced around the NFC East last year and in two tries failed to latch on to the Giants. The Giants! A team that had a truly brutal offensive line. It is a wonder how Eli Manning isn’t a cripple.

To be fair to Jones, decent linemen aren’t looking for work in early August. The Bucs desperately needed a body. Jones was a body.

Because of the decimated right side of the offensive line, Joe expects Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to grab a lineman that is one of the final cuts for an NFL team next month as teams whittle their rosters to the mandated 53.

The kicker the Bucs cut to make room for Jones, Trevor Moore, made Roberto Aguayo look like Jim Bakken.

As for Jones not being able to stick with the Giants, here is a beautiful rant by ESPN New York’s Don La Greca on how the Giants’ front line was the worst he’s seen in forty years — “FORTY YEARS!”

21 Responses to “It’s Getting Thin”

  1. Casey Morgan Says:

    He’s just temporary camp meat…

  2. Nick2 Says:

    Poor kicker, he may have outshined Aguayo but when your a kicker cut by the Bucs, well he may have sealed his fate right there.

  3. Neal Says:

    “Poor kicker, he may have outshined Aguayo but when your a kicker cut by the Bucs, well he may have sealed his fate right there.”

    You know except for the fact that the Bucs always cut good kickers. See Bryant, Nugent, Kai Forbath , etc

  4. Joel Says:

    Injuries piling up again. Like they do every year for this franchise.

    Too bad no one seems to notice there’s a problem.

    Look around the league. Teams who stay healthy usually end up in the playoffs.

    We haven’t even played a pre-season game yet and we’re banged up.

    4-12 here we come again!!!!

  5. Stanglassman Says:

    Way to crap all over two guys dreams in one article. I was really looking forward to seeing Moore kick tomorrow night and by all accounts I’ve seen Moore was having a great camp. Everyone knew it would have taken an epic meltdown by Catanzaro with his 3.5 guaranteed to lose but Moore being able to showcase his skills to other nfl teams would have been his payout. As far as 6’6” 330lbs Jones, he was a DT at Notre Dame who is showing promise converting to OL and was on Dallas practice squad.

  6. Pancake block Says:

    There’s always Richie Incognito waiting in the wings

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I understand that Kenyatta Walker has kept himself in tip-top shape!!!

  8. Dan Says:

    It’s. 4-12 season either way

  9. ndog Says:

    So Dan considering we won 5 games last year and improved in mostly every area where we had extreme issues please explain how we get worse this year?

    So you think Robert Ayers is better than Vinny Curry
    that Will Gholdston is better than JPP,
    that Chis Baker is better than either Beau Allen or Vita Vea,
    that Patrick Murray is better than Chandler Cat,
    that Doug Martin is better than Peyton Barber (when we saw last year he was not)
    that Kevin Phampile is better than Ali Marpet
    that Javon Elliot/ Ryan Smith is better that both of our 2nd round draft picks?

    So you really think we are worse? Or do you not know what you are talking about and just believe what all the talking heads tell you to believe?

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “We signed 2 run stopper defensive tackles to play alongside GMC and then unbelievably we drafted another 2 down tackle on the first round…what? we have holes?”

    Kobe Faker

    “Kevin Pamphile is going to play great for us this year”

    GM Jon Robinson

  11. ERIC Says:


  12. 813bucboi Says:


    I wanted us to resign pamphile….thought he had a bad year last year, but mostly due to being shifted around the oline too much….he was never able to perfect his craft at 1 position…..

    at worst he would’ve been a great back up and average to slightly above average starter…..

    but I agree with you, I think he’ll have a great year in TEN!!!!!

    sign Richie licht!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Last year was a disaster from the beginning

    Dumb and Dumber thought moving our great marpet to center to accommodate JR sweezey was a great idea. Gump couldnt admit his failed FA signing of Sweezey and it cost the 2017 season

    Gump just cant complete the whole picture/puzzle

    improved Dline but still holes in the Oline and experience in the cornerback positions

    LOL, poor Fitz…Klueless is going to make him throw downfield in his 7 step drop scheme with the joke of an Oline

  14. Joe Says:


    Not sure who “everyone” is but Trevor Moore was having a pretty bad training camp and Joe has been at each practice. If he was having as good of a camp as you say, he wouldn’t have been released before the first preseason game.
    Joe detailed in practice notes how Moore missed three consecutive field goal tries, one with Dirk Koetter in his face. That was the end for him last week. –Joe

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    At this point it is very unclear what the team was thinking for our depth at tackle. I thought Benechot would keep progressing at tackle but they want him at guard. They want Cappa at guard too.

    That leaves Wester who I thought was much better inside last year.

    I have little confidence they know what they are doing with Olineman. They move guys like Marpet and Phampile around only to hinder them.

    I’m sick of watching this line go backwards. I will be very curious to see who starts at RT Thursday. You can’t have Wester and campmeat as your depth at tackle.

  16. CJ Says:

    How’s the UFA kid out of UIndy, Ruben Holcomb doing at RG? I haven’t seen anything on him so that’s probably not a good sign.

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    Memo to Jason
    Games are won in the trenches

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    LOL, poor Fitz…Klueless is going to make him throw downfield in his 7 step drop scheme with the joke of an Oline

    SAD AND TRUE!!!!!


  19. Joel Says:

    My favorite are the Kool-aid drinkers who spew that funny shiz about how the Bucs improved at this position and this position and this position.

    Don’t compare Ayers on the Bucs to Curry on the Eagles.

    He’s no longer Vinny Curry on the Eagles. He’s on the Bucs now. In Mike Smith’s sorry defense. Same with all the rest of the “big” signings.

    You’ll see. 4-12.

  20. Buc believer Says:

    Ahh the excuses have started BEFORE the first preseason snap even takes place….. “THATS BUC FOOTBALL BABY!”

  21. SOEbuc Says:

    Uggghhh…They should of done something serious when they knew Dotson had to have surgery on his ole cow bones. Probably should’ve traded up in the 3rd for a quality D1 OT and not try to pull a very rare Marpet pick with Cappa. Lots of very good Olineman are still on the board in the third. That’s usually when the really good ones start going. Bad decision JL.