“There Was No Consistency Along That Offensive Line Last Year”

March 16th, 2020

What will Tom Brady think of the Buccaneers’ offensive line?

Joe sure hopes Brady doesn’t call former Bucs, Bears and Saints tight end John Gilmore, who collects a check from Team Glazer.

Gilmore is heard on the Buccaneers Radio Network and today he was talking Bucs on WDAE radio.

He’s confident the Bucs will move aggressively to upgrade the running game and the trenches — out of a serious need.

“I expect the Bucs to draft both offensive line and running back in this year’s draft,” Gilmore said. “I mean, there were some times, you know, that our guys put some pretty good stuff on tape up front, but it was so hit-or-miss. There’s no consistency along that offensive line last year. They weren’t the best in pass protection. I pegged them more as a run-first offensive line. They had a few good games. They put some good plays on tape, but if I had to look at the full body of work for the season, it was very inconsistent.

“I like the one-two punch in Peyton [Barber] and Ronald Jones; I just don’t think either one of them is that premier running back that can lead the Bucs into that Super Bowl championship run, if we’re going to go ahead and lean on the run. But last year we couldn’t do that. We were a pass-first team. And I just don’t think we were the greatest up front in protection for Jameis [Winston]. Again, that’s another one that’s a little disconcerting when you think about a Tom Brady. If you get a Tom Brady, you gotta find a way to protect him.”

Again, Gilmore was paid by the Bucs to analyze the Bucs. (Joe assumes he’ll have the same role in 2020).

No O-line is perfect, but Joe simply cannot moan a lot about the line for a team that racked up loads of passing yards over the past two seasons. And keep in mind Bucco Bruce Arians himself essentially kept the status quo on the line when he took over for Dirk Koetter.

Running back help? Yes, the Bucs are desperate there, or should be.

55 Responses to ““There Was No Consistency Along That Offensive Line Last Year””

  1. boldnewera Says:

    John. Gilmore.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    bucs oline is garbage not a single nfl caliber starter in the entire room. marpet is a backup guard at best d smith is lazy and dotson should have been put down years ago…

    talk about a waste of money with no return on investment with the overpaid line. glazers treat olinemen like coaching regimes great retirement plan with no accountability and no expectations.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    the entire offense had “no consistency” thanks to the inconsistent QB….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Adrnagy Says:

    we want consistency , now …..?
    Now we’re addressing oline ,rb … wtf

  5. Adrnagy Says:

    We will have consistency when two face fan leave like this one ….

    813bucboi Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 4:31 pm
    the entire offense had “no consistency” thanks to the inconsistent QB….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Billy_45 Says:

    And all the moves today by teams in front of us point to them taking OT before us.

    Cleveland and Arizona are No Brainers.

    Starting to think paying $40+ Mill for one year on O Line, to bring in Conklin or Bulaga is the right thing to do.

    Plus draft Wilson Cushenberry Jones etc.

    Next year Jensen and possibly Smith fall off.

  7. John Says:

    Either through the draft or free agency the bucs can’t go wrong by going : Running back. Left tackle, Safety, ( maybe a mid round QB like Anthony Gordon to groom behind Brady), possibly another running back and more O-Line depth and you would certainly have a contender…heard it first here

  8. Silent_Partner Says:

    No, there wasn’t. It’s actually below average as evidenced by the terrible run blocking, but let Buc fans tell it, everyone is licking their chops to play behind it, which is compounded by that in Arians’ system, QBs get hit in it even when you have good offensive lines. I’m going to be laughing and laughing and laughing when I read the comments on the Winston re-signs for four years/$125 million article.

  9. Sport Says:

    New starting RT. Add more depth. Sign Suh and Nassib. Trade OJ and a draft pick for Carr.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  10. 813bucboi Says:


    so haul @$$ and take realist with you….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Silent_Partner Says:

    Billy_45 ,

    Conklin would be a good move if he is truly back like last year. He is elite when he is right. That’s going to take a lot of money though. I have heard the Jets have dibs on him but haven’t heard anything on that front yet.

  12. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    we here rumors for all free-A QBs….. anybody heard anything about JW…….???
    who wants him,teams…??? any rumors at all???

    BA = LovieS 2.0

  13. Zwak Says:

    In 2019, Brady posted his lowest passer rating and completion percentage since 2013. He threw his fewest touchdowns since 2006. He had his lowest yards per attempt since 2002…

  14. Sport Says:

    And I love watching TDouche squirm. The troll is being trolled. Woohoo!!

    In BA I Trust!

  15. 813bucboi Says:


    thats what happens when you have no weapons….

    no gronk
    no danny
    edleman banged up….
    sanu played well for about 3games…lol…

    TB12 only had james white and sony michel….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  16. Pewter power Says:

    “There Was No Consistency Along That Offensive Line Last Year”

    Key word is Last year, DeMar admitted he doesnt like to run block and smith is inconsistent, the guard broke his forearm. The damn line wont be the same as it was last year that’s what the draft and free agency are for. They led the league in penalties or something it’s an obvious place to get better but the quarterback is still weak link

  17. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Imagine what Jameis could have done behind a consistent D-line.

  18. Dapostman Says:

    Arians wanted Winston to gain 20 lbs last year because he knew his QB was going to get hit, a lot. So whoever is behind center in 2020 be prepared to gain some extra weight because you are going to need it.

  19. The Coroner Says:

    Do you like anything about the Bucs except the opportunity to bitch?

  20. Ndog Says:

    Sounds about right, once Jameis is gone then they fix all of the issues so it appears to have been him all along. This guy is just constantly getting thrown under the bus. But that is what crappy organizations do and I am confident it will blown up in their/our face. Its called karma.

  21. 813bucboi Says:


    you’ve found a new low for yourself…..lol….

    carry on please!!…lol….

    theres never a bad time for a good laugh….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. tmaxcon Says:

    the only constant the franchise has going for it is Losing!

  23. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    Hard to bag on the backs when they are getting hit in the backfield

    Clueless Joe strikes again

  24. rrsrq Says:

    They have to draft a RT, they cannot afford to pay a new tackle in FA with so much money already in that line (Jack Conklin signs with the Browns). It’s simple, re-sign Jameis, go get Melvin Gordon, draft a RT, if you can’t get one of the top four, trade back. Draft Jalen Hurts if you can get an extra pick in the 2nd. Sign Tre Boston at safety. Now the rest of your draft is BPA, unless it is a kicker or punter.

  25. Craig Says:

    It takes a lucky season to have consistency on the O-line.

    The Bucs line wasn’t all that bad last year, considering how long the QB held the ball and threw 25 picks from a clean pocket.

    A run blocking RT could bring some life to even the Jones/Barber stable.

    The Bucs need a safety to round out the defense, a RT, RB from the draft. It would certainly help the team if the right decision is made at QB. If it comes down to Jameis it will be a long season, he will be riding pine for half the season.

  26. Will Says:

    I keep hearing folks saying they want Carr. Isn’t he on his 3rd coach as well? Would he be considered a coach killer? What’s his win percentage again? And it would take a trade to get him at that.

    The turnovers are bad I get and understand that but a 2nd year in this offense with all the upgrades everyone is talking about if we got Brady is exactly what Jameis has needed all these years. I think Brady is the GOAT but if we get him we’re not getting superbowl winning Tom Brady plus if the greatest coach of this era is willing to let him walk that top me has buyer beware all over it. His season ended the same way ours did on a pick6.

    Whatever this franchise does whether I agree or not I will continue to root for them and go watch them every time they come to Cali.

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    I think they were ranked in the middle for pass protection and Jameis was ranked very high for time in the pocket. Dump Jensen. Find an above average center and don’t pay them $9 mill/yr.

  28. Sport Says:

    NDog has gone full blown troll. He is now in the TMax, El Pessi category.

    You seemed reasonable, until you didn’t.

    In BA I Trust!

  29. Bucs Guy Says:

    Conklin signed with Browns and that’s good because the probably won’t go OT in the 1st. WR Hopkins traded to the Cards and that’s bad because now they probably will go OT in the 1st.
    Giants, Cards and Jets going OT. Maybe Chargers and Raiders. Sure hope 1 of the big 4 OTs is left at #14 for the Bucs. So do you trade back to #21 with Philly to get Josh Jones?

    Now that 49ers have the 13th pick and traded Buckner, they are going after Kinlaw. DT Brown will be gone to Carolina or Jax.

  30. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Gotta love when the sheep just start to figure out what the “real” fans already knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Bucs Guy, I am lost. Why does a team trading a WR for a RB mean that the team will be drafting an offensive tackle. I think it would make more sense if they had traded a WR for, oh I don’t know, maybe an offensive tackle?

  32. Allbuccedup Says:

    Before he’s gone the buc s need to sign Bryan Bulga he’s the best right tackle left in free agency. Brady is not going to sign with a team that only has one tackle.

  33. unbelievable Says:


  34. unbelievable Says:

    Should have said: “File this under duh”

  35. Brandon Says:

    If Brady is the QB, Rojo will be fine. The Pats always use three RBs. A do a little of everything RB like Jones, a pass catching RB like James White, and a pounder like Blount/Bolden/etc. We may be able to fill both of those roles in the draft or free agency. A good pass catcher like Dion Lewis or Darren Sproles and a pounder like big AJ Dillon of BC.

  36. Cb13 Says:

    Tmaxi-pad Says “bucs oline is garbage not a single nfl caliber starter in the entire room”. I say “Just to let u stupid they play on an NFL team and they are all starters.

  37. BigHog Says:

    5,000 yards …even tho you playing behind an inept O/line…that speaks volumes for Mr. 5,000 and the gang (ME..CG..BP) with absolutely no run game!!!

  38. Bobby M. Says:

    We likely go o-line rds 1-2….possible trade back scenario. Praying we snag Hurts in the 2nd or 3rd. Park him on the bench, let him learn.

  39. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    I’m not sure what Gilmore is talking about. Good in the run game and bad at pass pro? That is the complete opposite of what anyone else in the world has seen with the Bucs.

  40. Ryan Jensen’s Hair Says:

    Tmax, our IOL is fine. Hyperbole and you’re straight up blind

  41. Aaron Says:

    Don’t think Tom Brady really is coming he won’t be able to take the heat and don’t want to have to play Drew Brees twice a year

  42. CPN Says:

    The Coroner Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 4:54 pm
    Do you like anything about the Bucs except the opportunity to bitch?


    The Bucs could blow out a team 60-0 in the Super Bowl, and Tmax will get on here the next day to bitch about how bad the team is.

  43. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The most inconsistent QB in recent history but of course he’s blameless. The field leader does NOT set the tone for the rest of the team they’re supposed to set the tone for him!!!

    Whatever happened to Harry Truman’s “The buck stops here”. Is anybody responsible for anything?

  44. Allbuccedup Says:

    Typical Jason Licht Brady come to the Bucs and you will disabled in one year because no o-line one tackle on the entire team and hes average at best. Brady back with the Pats and the bucs stuck with Jaymiss who will have his worse year in 2020.

  45. cmurda Says:

    What will Tom Brady think of the Buccaneers’ offensive line?

    Stop with the Brady talk please. We know better. The last great QB to be signed by the Bucs was ummm…..nobody….ever. It’s not happening and most of us know it.

  46. Oneilbucs Says:

    I think Jamies is coming back but if not then what ? You think a 43 year old quarterback is going to be successful in this offense ? Lol lol man please . Bruce is full of it . He got yall and the national media fooled lol lol . This guy do not care about winning all he did was find a desperate franchise and fanbase just to make his last big pay day and to save his friend Jason from getting fired . All I say is start over get a rookie quarterback and let him start and get the runningback out of Wisconsin or Boston College .

  47. cmurda Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 16th, 2020 at 4:29 pm
    marpet is a backup guard at best

    I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul. Mr. Negative, Marpet is an All-Pro caliber guard.

  48. BigHog Says:

    Mr. 5,000 is all you need to know !!! If the BUCS mess this up…then it’s down the creek without a paddle!!!

  49. OneBuc55 Says:

    Our Oline has been doodo since Logan Mankins retired…

    Everyone loves to talk about the turnovers but honestly, Winston made chicken salad out of chicken sh!t every Sunday…Especially when you consider the fact that there hasn’t been a threat of a running game in years…

    I’d love to know how many times the Bucs have rushed for 100 yards since Doug Martin’s last great year here; it cant be many…

  50. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The inept line was ranked 7th in the NFL by Joe’s faves the PFF crowd.

    Jameis…ranked nowhere near the top ten in any ranking I’ve found…from Kurt Warner…the NFL…some other sites. Not saying there might not be one or two…

    But here is the clear consensus from PROFESSIONALS versus JBF.
    Our OL was top ten in many and at minimum in the top half of the league.

    JW was not.

    Ergo…it was freaking JW who let down our OL not the other way around.

  51. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Apologies for bad writing. I didnt mean JBF but rather some JBF posters.

    You may be the only one I’ve read who has treated our Oline with any objectivity.

  52. Buczilla Says:

    Average (once you factor in the “wow, awesome plays” with the “wtf is he doing” plays) quarterback, slightly above average offensive line, below average running backs, and 2 all world receivers. John Gilmore is a savant to say that we were a pass first team. They give him real money for his opinions? Geez.

    I said it in another post and I’ll say it again here. If we had Brady last year and he had stayed healthy for all 16 games (HUGE, MASSIVE, if with our line) we would have won at least 5 more games. A real pro bowl quarterback can be that much of a factor. I like Jameis and I still want him back, but does anyone think that he would have won the Superbowl if he were the Chief’s quarterback? He’s not even in the same zip code as Mahomes, but he has the potential to be.

    I’m pi$$ed because it looks like all the time and emotion that we have put into Jameis is going to go to waste. I mean, I’ll be over it after a couple of cold one’s on Friday (especially if we sign Brady), but I’m feeling kinda frustrated and empty right now.

    Stay safe everyone. 😃

  53. Cwilsoo89 Says:


  54. D-Rome Says:

    The offensive line isn’t the problem. The bigger problem was blocking from the TE position and RB position.

  55. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    That is a top 10 offensive line protecting a bottom 10 QB… That was the problem