A Super Bowl Offensive Line

January 24th, 2021

Joe is loving typing Super Bowl and Bucs in the same sentence.

What a glorious time to be alive.

The Bucs are in the Super Bowl, therefore they have a Super Bowl offensive line. Joe’s types that obvious fact because Joe is so damn happy for these guys.

For years, the offensive line’s core has been blocking for top-10 NFL offenses, including this season, yet too many fans kept barking that they collectively were a rotten stain upon the good fans of Tampa Bay.

Donovan Smith wasn’t perfect today, but the Packers get paid, too, and Tom Brady had all kinds of time to throw much of the game. Ali Marpet is a Division-III warrior who earned his stripes as a true top-10 guard in the NFL. Ryan Jensen is working on two solid seasons in a row, and what can Joe say about Aaron Stinnie, who just finished his second career start at right guard; he has done much more than hold up alongside all-world right tackle Tristan Wirfs, the Bucs’ rookie of the year.

The Bucs have a damn good offensive line. That’s correct. The haters can choke on it. And there’s not a team remaining in the AFC that should be able to eat the Bucs’ offensive line for lunch in two short weeks.

Take a bow, men.

Bucco Bruce Arians arrived in Tampa two years ago, looked around at the offensive line and said, “We’re good.”

The core remains the same and the coaching and Tom Brady took them over the hump.

48 Responses to “A Super Bowl Offensive Line”

  1. Usedtocould Says:

    Love our oline

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Definition of unsung HEROS! Just need to believe

  3. Tbbucs3 Says:

    This Oline is Elite!

  4. Bird Says:


    I agree they are super
    But not the statement saying it happens cause team in super bowl
    Remember last bucs super bowl

    Kenyatta walker was hot garbage. They are average at best.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If the “Big Uglies” keep it up, they will be hoisting the Lombardi trophy in 2 weeks. Tom had a much more clean pocket than A Rodgers. GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Bird Says:

    They were average at best ^^^^

  7. David Says:

    Hell ya!!

    They have played outstanding. Plus Haeg comes in as a 6th lineman and does damn well
    They are 6 to 7 deep and looking damn good

  8. Fredman buc Says:

    Let’s #$&@ goooooooo!

  9. SDakBucFan Says:

    Sorry Joe, can you remind me what your moniker for Brady is again?

  10. BuccoDav Says:

    This is from Wikipedia. Frickin’ hilarious…

    The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League in which one team gets to play against Tom Brady.

  11. Swampbuc Says:

    The OL is the playoff mvp.

    After SB37 Gruden didn’t keep hi OL together, because he remembered them being not so great earlier in the year and overlooked their playoff performance.

    I have been a Donovan Smith detractor. I am wrong. Keep the OL together and don’t make Chuckie’s mistake.

  12. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Just add Lord of the Rings and Living legend to Brady’s moniker lol lol GO BUCS!!!!

  13. mg Says:

    The Trenchmen of Tampa…

  14. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    This is a different offense since they lost to KC…O line giving time and Brady usually picking the opposing D apart. Today was an anomaly for Brady and I can’t imagine he has any Ints in the SB!!! 2 weeks to get healthy and prepare to hoist the Lombardi!!! Let’s go Bucs!!!

  15. Joe Says:

    Kenyatta walker was hot garbage. They are average at best.

    Kenyatta Walker was hot garbage. Yet the team still won a Super Bowl with him in the starting lineup. So how awful could he have been?

  16. Bobby Says:

    Man everything is better when you believe you can win

  17. “That guy” Says:

    I’m definitely guilty of criticizing the play of Donovan Smith. I have to say the entire line has sured up. Against the saints, Brady fumbled the snap, picked it up, and had about 5 seconds before he let go of the ball. He did not get breathed on. I would still like to see smith match up better with veteran edge rushers though.

  18. Chris Boyd Says:

    ok so seriously, are we gonna be allowed to fire the cannons in the super bowl?

  19. DaBux Says:

    The next two weeks:

    Sobriety: OUT
    Party: IN

    Gronk: RULEZ

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Just asking for a friend, Has anyone seen NDOG? Ot EL BUCCO?

  21. Athlete Says:

    Go figure, three interceptions does get you into the Super Bowl!

  22. Dlavid Says:

    Now we see what a real QB can with a patched up line ! Big numbers and thirty picks aren’t the recipe ! Smart , solid and mature play get it done !

  23. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    The past criticisms were just as warranted as the current praise. Period.

  24. Athlete Says:

    The D is the only reason this team is halfway decent

  25. Rich weeks Says:

    Scott Miller is the man

  26. DaBux Says:

    Rich, it’s always Miller Time.

  27. Athlete Says:

    Thank goodness for the great QB play!!! 3td/3int. Wait!!!!!I heard that line before

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:

    One could make an observation that the Bucs OL has been the best and most consistent unit late in the season and through the playoffs.

    Brady threw the ball as well as I’ve seen a QB do it in the first half even with some egregious drops.

    He was a little off in the second…but again his receivers did not help him…ME catches that ball that he tipped for an int nine times out of ten.

    The reason Brady could do this was pretty obvious. While Rodgers was getting knocked on his butt time and again, Brady had time to throw with only a couple of missed blocks..and one was by the new guy.

    It just blows my mind that ANYBODY can call this OL average. Unless of course they secretly root for another team and simply hate the Bucs.

  29. Craig Says:

    Aaron Stinnie is going to be a rich man next season. He lost a couple of bull rushes today, but that is nothing to be ashamed of. Almost as good of a run blocker as Cappa.

    Smith did well enough that he was the first hug Brady gave. Marpet and Jensen are tanks that almost never lose a battle.

  30. ModHairKen Says:

    The Offensive Line is the strength of this team. Period.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    2002 Bucs vs 2020 Bucs…

    Position by position winner…

    QB – Brady… really need to ask?
    RB – Pittman… I hate choosing Pittman, and Jones would like have been the pick pick if healthy
    FB – Alstott… I’m picking a FB for the team
    WR – Evans… Keyshawn was great, in particular in that gimped Bucs offense, but he was never Evans.
    WR – Godwin… pick over McCardell, but they’re actually very similar type of players. Never thought of that comparison before, but it works.
    TE – Gronk… Can catch and is an amazing blocker
    Offensive line… Literally every 2020 Bucs is better

    The one 2001 Bucs player I wish you had here was Warrick Dunn – can you imagine what kind of stats Dunn would put up playing with Brady, the way he uses the RB in the passing game…

    The NFL’s all-time greatest pass defense isn’t going to lose many players to 2020, but Brooks playing with White and David, Sapp and Rice playing with Shaq and JPP… then the entire 2002 Bucs secondary… My god…

  32. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Athlete Says:
    January 24th, 2021 at 7:32 pm
    The D is the only reason this team is halfway decent
    Uh, the Bucs are 14-5, 73.6 winning %…Is that “halfway decent” to you?

    Hats off to the O-Line, and the pass rush, too!

  33. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Brady could have drank beer all day long back there. The Offensive Line is a true strength of this team. At least the pass blocking for sure.

  34. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I miss Ndog. Where is he to tell us how we are all “clueless.” How about a “Realist Report?” Tmax, where are you to tell us we are “low standard Buc fans.”

  35. Bucamania Says:

    Oline played great. Jared Goff was hounded all game by this D last week.

  36. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Where is NDOG
    JOE, did you just make him up to drive interest on the site and get reactions? Or did some troll-azz-douch just go into hiding now that the Bucs are a winner?
    Understand that a small fraction of 1 percent of readers pay any attention to the comments. Joe can’t afford to waste time with such silliness. –Joe

    Do tell!!!

  37. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Yes the o line really stepped up these last few games… I never really worried about the o line … I was REALLY worried about Stinnie coming in like this…. But man has he proven their confidence in him!! He gave up 2 sacks I believe in 2 games but you can’t ask much more from the guy!!

  38. Miller5252 Says:

    The O line was going to be the problem this whole post season and they’ve proved a lot of people wrong. I was one that didn’t think Donovan Smith deserved to get paid what he does and didn’t think he’d make the roster next year……. but I can say he’s changed my mind during this wining streak and I think Brady is a big part for it. After last weeks game, I said he deserved to be paid and JPP and Shaq money would go to Smith. He and rest of the O line deserve a lot of credit and have played excellent during the win streak. I’ll eat the crow on Smith, he’s been a stud!

  39. 813bucboi Says:

    We all knew Brady would improve the offense

    Great job fellas


  40. 813bucboi Says:

    Offensive line

  41. adam from ny Says:

    stinnie looked shaky for a couple early minutes then totally settled in…

    he’s a real keeper…

    the line played well

  42. Devinwhiteshorse Says:

    Ndog, tmax, and realistio are having a stale W eating tea party with some sheep and jAyMisS. They will be back to their regularly scheduled hate in the 2021 season. Go bucs!

  43. james west Says:

    lord of the rings, i like that better than goat, it has flair, like the nature boy, life is good right now, LFG BUCS!!!!!!

  44. Capt.Tim Says:

    Line has been great all season.
    Stennie is doing an above average job, but
    It sucks that Cappa wont be able to play in the Superbowl!
    He deserves it- hes a great lineman, and a badass!
    But even a badas like him, cant play on a broken ankle.

  45. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Athlete Says:

    January 24th, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Thank goodness for the great QB play!!! 3td/3int. Wait!!!!!I heard that line before
    One guy has a winning percentage as a starting QB of over 76%, the other guy 40%. Don’t be a dillwad your whole life.

  46. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Do we remember the last few years when we had an indecisive quarterback playing who would hold the ball forever sometimes. I remember, and honestly a lot of people including me were trashing the o-line, particularly left tackle. But let’s be fair the right tackle seemed to have problems too. A new year, a new quarterback who doesn’t hold the ball and is decisive and a new right tackle and this line looks like the best line in Bucs history. I was wrong about Donovan Smith as were a lot of people. But the key to me is the quarterback Tom Brady who has made everyone better. I read a column today where the free agent acquisition of Brady is being compared to the Yankees getting Babe Ruth. It may be even better than that.

  47. TOM Says:

    Smith is still not worth the money. Still to much of a lazy ass at times.

  48. Joe Says:

    Smith is still not worth the money. Still to much of a lazy ass at times.

    He’s projected to be 15th in salary next year. You really think you can find better with spending a fortune? Especially the way he has played the past month?

    If Smith was as much of a slug as you think, don’t you believe Brady would have run his arse off the team by now?

    Joe is quite confident that you will be upset all offseason with the knowledge Smith isn’t going anywhere unless he’s hurt.