Caleb Benenoch Must Improve

November 15th, 2018

Bucs right guard Caleb Benenoch.

The wolves are out for the Bucs’ starting right guard.

The third-year offensive linemen from UCLA has shown an ability to run block. But in a passing league, a lineman better be able to pass block. And so far through nine games, Caleb Benenoch has not shown any improvement from last year in pass blocking.

Barstool Sports radio producer Steven Cheah, a huge Bucs fan, compiles weekly clips from All-22 film highlighting the Bucs. In a clip below, Cheah shows how much Benenoch must work on his pass blocking if he wants to remain with the Bucs or in the NFL.

Benenoch looks totally lost on this pass play, which unfortunately turned into the famous illegal forward pass to Adam Humphries.

Yeah, Joe admits it’s unfair to single out a guy on one play in a game. But Cheah has more than a couple of clips that show Benenoch isn’t showing much improvement in pass blocking since taking over for J.R. Sweezy as the full-time starter.

28 Responses to “Caleb Benenoch Must Improve”

  1. Walter Says:

    That was painful

  2. Walter Says:

    Literally turning around in circles like a lost pup

  3. Mike in LOL Says:

    WOW that is some BAD film… and like you said Joe it’s not like it’s an outlier result here… he frequently is getting turned around and looks only slightly better than Isaiah Johnson running clear into the stadium wall.

    Wish we could have kept Pamphile at LG and Marpet at RG again like he killed it there before being forced to center and now LG…

    Does anyone else feel like the offensive line coach is doing a terrible job?? Sure seems like a lot of paper talent on our line with sub-optimal results.

  4. Pepsi Says:

    Why are looking at this play though? There was literally nothing for him to do here. Looking out the formation and how the only guy near him stunted across the entire line. It’s Jensen who gets wrecked here, not benenoch

  5. OneBucPerson Says:

    >Must Improve
    Try must be cut 8 weeks ago.

  6. Buc believer Says:

    Who is worse?? Him or the coach or gm that keep putting him out there every week?

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m with Pepsi, watching this play it isn’t Benenoch that gets beat, it’s the ginger. Yeah he looks dumb just standing there, but offensive lineman generally protect an area, it’s not man to man blocking on stunts. Perhaps I’m wrong, if there’s an o-line coach here to explain what he was supposed to do feel free to let me know.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Buc believer – Evan Smith is actually worse and Cappa in preseason didn’t even look remotely like he belongs in the NFL. I think Benenoch is actually the best guy they have right now – which again makes me ask why they let Kevin Pamphile go when he was a young guy who had actually improved, greatly, and wasn’t even that expensive to keep – and he played guard or tackle.

  9. Season Is Over Says:

    Pepsi gets it. It must fit the narrative.

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    Let’s give his coach some credit too.

  11. Tampaspicer Says:

    He does that in every game. Doesn’t block anyone and stands around confused wondering what to do.

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Warhop is a horrible coach.

    We have sucked since Mankins left town.

    Make Mankins the highest paid o-line coach in the NFL next year.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Pick-Up (RG) Jamon Brown in Free Agency 2019

  14. Bill Says:

    Pepsi is spot on.

    What’s wrong with the rest of you guys? Seriously?

    I realize the optics are terrible, but they only rushed 4, and who was Benenoch supposed to block? WHO? Watch the video and tell me.

  15. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Ryan Jensen’s missed block is what blew up the play

  16. Realbucfan941 Says:

    I agree this clip doesn’t show any wrong doing on his part. Too bad they didn’t show clips of the other 60 snaps. Regardless, this guy is trash and is bringing down the line. If you haven’t observed this, well you really don’t know what you’re looking at.

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    “3 big guys was picked up from streets of washington dc area and put on redskins uniform and played better than any well paid offensive lineman this past sunday”

    Kobe Faker

    “Run Jason Gump Run”

    Darcie Glazer

  18. Bucsfanman Says:

    Kobe- Amazing isn’t it?! Yet, we keep trotting out this bum!

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    Our RG was gifted a job….he wont start anywhere else. Smith the same, had he earned the right to start vs being gifted the job, he might actually have hit his potential. Jensen seems grossly overrated but probably producing in the level of Smith. Dotson is playing how he always has mostly good with an occasional miss.

    Marpet is solid and deserved a raise. Frankly this team, particularly Licht has created such a revolving door on the o-line that its impossible to create chemistry. By year 5 your line should be set with maybe one guy to replace. We’ve changed centers, RG, moved Marpet all over the place….Its like Licht tries to be to cute and just makes things worse.

  20. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    The ability to RUN BLOCK? LMAO! Don’t tell Peyton Barber, that. That is the funniest thing I have heard since this season started.

    Poof, It is done!

  21. Joe Says:

    looks only slightly better than Isaiah Johnson running clear into the stadium wall.


  22. Anonymous Says:

    This whole team problems start with the head coach and GM who keep putting players out there regardless of position who can’t do their job and let players such as McDougal, Swearinger, Foster and Sweezy star on other teams because we don’t know how to evaluate talent. Clean house and get someone in there who knows personnel especially on scouting college players.

  23. gg720 Says:

    This teams problems start at the top with GM and coach. Don’t know how to evaluate talent in college and in the pros. Keep putting players out there who can’t do the job and let players like McDougal, Swearinger, Sweezy and Foster leave and play great with other teams. Blow this team up and get someone in here who knows how to run a football team and make personnel decisions to help the team instead of hurting us.

  24. LakeLand Says:

    The ‘Entire’ team needs to improve!


  25. 813bucboi Says:

    yeah looked like jensen f’ed up and ive seen him do that more than once this year but wtfdik…..


  26. Cobraboy Says:

    Let’s see what Cappa brings.

  27. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    God that guy is awful.

  28. Miguel Grande Says:

    The guy did his job, exactly.

    What is he supposed to do, chase the stunting DT and tackle him from behind?
    Do you want him to run downfield, on a passing play, and block a LB?

    He did his job exactly right. Grade A!