Five Big Reasons Why Bucs Offense Hummed

February 25th, 2022

Dominant front line.

Since 2020, the Bucs offense has been at or near the top of the NFL in several categories. And there is a reason for that.

Yeah, Tom Brady is a reason. That’s a no-brainer. But there are actually five reasons other than Brady. And they are the offensive line.

For years, often with no merit, so many Bucs fans hollered and stomped their feet wailing that the Bucs’ offensive was a sorry outfit. Joe isn’t sure why this, other than what Joe heard Phil Simms once: the morning after every CBS game he broadcast he heard local sports radio stations field calls with fans bent about their team’s offensive line.

The past two years? Not even the most devout Bucs hater could whine about the line. No team since 2020 protected its quarterback better than the Bucs. And that was with a slow-as-molasses, 40-year old barking signals.

Since 2020, the Bucs rank first in sacks allowed per pass attempt (3.2 percent). Pittsburgh and Kansas City were close at 3.8 percent.

This is what happens when you have perhaps the best right tackle in the game, a Pro Bowl center and a left guard, and a left tackle and right guard who could start for just about any team.

A good offensive line makes an offense look better and makes a coach look smarter.

6 Responses to “Five Big Reasons Why Bucs Offense Hummed”

  1. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    I wouldn’t call the fastest release time in the NFL slow as molasses. I think it was a combination of the two. Those five have been great, but it sure is nice to have someone drop back and throw.

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Gonna have to pass on Jensen and what he’s looking for. Resign Cappa and Stinnie. I can see Hainsey possibly handling center taking snaps with the Brady and Jensen. OL round 3 or 4 and then some. We need depth on OL and possible future talent.

  3. adam from ny Says:

    the thing about that photo ^^^^^^ is it’s simply a great capture

  4. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    They were 22nd before Tom Brady and his quick throws came to Tampa Bay. Without Brady, they will fall back to around 15th.

  5. Ash Says:

    I think the offensive line is good but I think Tom Brady made them look elite with his pocket movement which how he navigates the pocket is just unreal and his quick decision making. when Winston was QB I don’t think they were as bad as fans say it was because he created bad situation with his movement and how long he held the ball.

  6. Beeej Says:

    Biggest difference between a good QB and a average qb is how much time they need to read all 4-5 routes. Having a line like ours helps a lot to that end