O-Line Analyst Says Tampa Bay Offensive Line Is 11th-Best

July 13th, 2022

“You think they miss us, Cap?”

A former player Joe respects has zeroed in on a major Bucs question mark.

Ross Tucker played all across the offensive line during his seven-year NFL career before jumping into media and becoming one of the busiest football voices on the planet.

Tucker has a network of podcasts and recently set out to rank NFL offensive lines. It was part of his Fantasy Feast podcast but the episode stricly was about Xs and Os. After all, offensive line strength is critical to fantasy production.

Unfortunately, Tucker’s keen eye tells him the Bucs’ line is 11th-best in the NFL.

He considers just two offensive lines to be elite: Eagles and Chiefs. And he’s got 11 teams with above average lines.

Below is the order:

Eagles
Chiefs
Lions
Browns
Cowboys
Ravens
Saints
Chargers
Patriots
Redskins
Bucs
Bills
Bengals

Regarding the Bucs’ ranking, Tucker lives by the motto that a line is only as good as its worst player. So Tucker sees the Bucs’ left guard position and is stopped dead in his tracks. Is it rookie Luke Goedeke or 29-year-old Aaron Stinnie, who has four career starts?

Tucker is confident the Bucs’ line will be solid but he says if the left guard play is ok, then that’s a big loss because “it won’t be Ali Marpet who is better than Ok.”

It’s awfully hard to give the Bucs a No. 11 ranking after they were phenomenal pass blocking last season. Statistically speaking, it was the best season of pass blocking Tom Brady ever had in his 22 seasons.

26 Responses to “O-Line Analyst Says Tampa Bay Offensive Line Is 11th-Best”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    This is criminal! When consider both run and pass protection, Bucs are top 5.

  2. SB Says:

    He is probably right. We don’t deserve a ranking based off of last yr due to two losses at guard.

  3. Austin Says:

    Strait up laughable

  4. Austin Says:

    Ali Marpet is “better than ok” huh lol what a joke. Everyone is and analyst and journalist

  5. D-Rok Says:

    After the games begin, the “re-rankings” will begin. The Bucs are blessed with a very, very good O-Line.

  6. PassingThru Says:

    This is why I had to laugh off the “Bucs have the best O-Line in the NFL” claim. We won’t know until midway through the season. While Mason is an upgrade over Cappa, whoever lines up at LG will be a downgrade from Marpet. We won’t know how big a downgrade it will be, and we won’t know how well the entire O-Line will function as a unit for two or three months.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Excellent.

    Keep up the disrespect.

  8. Allbuccedup Says:

    Maybe they are taking in consideration Gronk gone and Brate can’t block.

  9. Hodad Says:

    Detroit #3? Loses all credibility.

  10. tampabuscsbro Says:

    sooooooooo the patriots that lost their best player who was all pro calibre is now our right guard higher then us?

    Okay then nothing wrong with that list………………….

  11. Allbuccedup Says:

    11th is not bad with a rookie or career backup starting at guard a rookie blocking tight end and Smith in the middle I hope Tom has his PF Flyers on.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    😂😂😂stop! What an absolute joke of a list

  13. Mort Says:

    Redskins have a better O-Line? They’re not even an NFL team!

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    I don’t care about a list in July. Show me the standings in January.

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Maybe this list was from 2017?

  16. SufferingSince76 Says:

    More bulletin board material.

  17. sasquatch Says:

    Ratings, rankings, and predictions are dumbf@ckery.

  18. Marine Buc Says:

    I’m fine with the ranking…

    We lost both OGs. Hopefully Mason and Goedeke can perform as well as Cappa and Marpet but we really don’t know yet.

    LT Smith is not bad but probably more average than good. RT Wirfs is good.

    Out Center is past his prime but is still good.

    Definitely not a top 5 squad. Top 15 – probably yes.

  19. ClwJB Says:

    We swapped pro bowlers from left to right at G – is Stinnie or whoever better than Cappa? Or at least the same?

    I think they will be

    Mason VS Marpet

    Both very good – Mason the nod at run blocking – Ali at pass blocking

    Seems like a push and we are definitely top 10 with Wirfs, Jensen, Mason as elite level layers

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Yeah. Jensen, Mason, and Wirfs to the right is a real sh!t show.

  21. Beeej Says:

    Had no idea Stinnie was that old

  22. Anonymous Says:

    We will be a top 10 O’line by season’s end!

  23. geno711 Says:

    Ross Tucker may have a basis for saying that. Not only was he on an NFL team for 9 seasons but for all 19 games that he started, he was the worst starting Offensive lineman on that team.

    What I want to know though as well, is did Ross Tucker in his 19 NFL career starts and 9 seasons ever have this good of coaching?

    Because my guess is that Ross Tucker is underrating our very good OL coaching again.

  24. MBH Says:

    Look what Tristan Wirfs did to our O-line as a rookie…so let’s just wait until season starts before ranking anything

  25. Peskajumba Says:

    Nice try.
    We went through the despair that came with Marpet’s retirement amongst all these other losses that had and were going to occur. Then much of that crap started to roll back uphill, but the thought, “oh, yeah, no Marpet” was still there. Then we signed Shaq Mason which is as good
    Tristan Wirfs
    Aaron Stinnie
    Ryan Jensen
    Shaq Mason
    Donovan Smith (finally showed up when Brady did which is possible confirmation of some aggravating things, but i gave up on this team, too, after too much Winston, so, c’est la vie)

    There is one difference between this group and the one that won 3 playoff games and a SB – Ali Marpet is replaced by Shaq Mason.

    Well… they’re older, too, which in this case, might be an overall worse with the exception of Wirfs, since they were already all veterans.
    Goddamnit. Whatever.

  26. Buczilla Says:

    Even former players can be wrong and this list ranks up there with Priscoe’s nonesense.