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#30 : June 09, 2008, 07:08:35 PM

I don't put a lot of stock in what Pete  P. has to say.
IMO, the young, big OLine of the Bucs is going to dominate for quite a few years.



The BUCS are gonna surprise people this year!

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#31 : June 09, 2008, 11:16:00 PM

It will be Joseph and Trueblood's 3rd season, Sear's 2nd, etc.  I think the additions of Pettigout and Faine will be huge.  Also, if he thinks Pettigout is a weak link, I think he's crazy or else are line is just that good.  In the New Orleans, St. Louis, and Carolina games; with Pettigout in the line-up; the Bucs offensive line surrendered one sack.  The first week wasn't as good as they surrendered 5 sacks, however 2 of them were with Luke McCown at QB who was in for like 2 series and still managed to get sacked twice.
Worth noting New Orleans ranked 19th in sacks, St. Louis 21st, and Carolina 31st.

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#32 : June 09, 2008, 11:39:32 PM

20 is a fair ranking for our pass blocking imo, but our run blocking is 8-10 ( even with Wade ). Split the difference and its 14-15. I think that's about right.

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#33 : June 10, 2008, 06:56:19 AM

No way we are 20. We are def a top 10 oline in the NFL. Bad analysis by prisco.
How would you rank all 32 teams?
Not sure but I know that there are not 19 teams that have a better o line than us.
So you rip someone who goes through this effort but offer no solutions how you would make it better?

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#34 : June 10, 2008, 10:48:11 AM

ranking 18 without Pettigout who should not be the weak link. That honor, imo goes to Trueblood at RT.

This year we get Pettigout back and Faine and second year for Sears. No way we should stay at 18 or 20.

BTW, they  say Faine isnt a great run blocker but who did he have at the guard spot on his fromer team? With Davin and Sears on each side, he should have an easier time.

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#35 : June 10, 2008, 01:08:23 PM

ranking 18 without Pettigout who should not be the weak link. That honor, imo goes to Trueblood at RT.

This year we get Pettigout back and Faine and second year for Sears. No way we should stay at 18 or 20.

BTW, they  say Faine isnt a great run blocker but who did he have at the guard spot on his fromer team? With Davin and Sears on each side, he should have an easier time.

Do you watch the line play much? 

Tivo games?

I'd like to hear what you have to say about it during the season.  Mostly away games as the home games, well let's just say it's easier to pay attention at the away games.

DYK, we have a college football forum... http://www.pewterreport.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0

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#36 : June 10, 2008, 02:56:13 PM

BTW, they say Faine isnt a great run blocker but who did he have at the guard spot on his fromer team? With Davin and Sears on each side, he should have an easier time.
Jahri Evans is considered one of the better young guards in the league and definitely better than Davin Joseph who went 85 picks earlier in the 2006 draft.

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#37 : June 10, 2008, 03:02:58 PM

Amazing how opinions can differ; reading the new article at FootballOutsiders.com, the Bucs line was already grading out well last year, and added one of the best centers in the league (again, according to their grading).  The author of the article thinks the Bucs are going to be really good along the O-line this year and for some time to come.

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#38 : June 10, 2008, 03:45:17 PM

FO is great for their stats, analysis? not as much. 

Luv those guys' stats.

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#39 : June 10, 2008, 08:39:38 PM

Amazing how opinions can differ; reading the new article at FootballOutsiders.com, the Bucs line was already grading out well last year, and added one of the best centers in the league (again, according to their grading). The author of the article thinks the Bucs are going to be really good along the O-line this year and for some time to come.


Looks good on paper. That's not enough to convince NFL defensive lines.

The OL must work as a unit and it takes time to mesh. Sure they were looking better last year, but if Luke comes back and starts at LT we're looking at 40% starter turnover again and, by proxy, a step back in cohesiveness...


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#40 : June 10, 2008, 08:45:49 PM

If you stink it doesn't matter the the guys next to you know you stink. That doesn't make you better. Nor does it make the unit better.

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