On Thursday, some of the Bucs’ assistant offensive coaches were made available to the media. The quarterback coach, the running back coach, the wide receiver coach, the tight end coach and the offensive line coach were all present and taking questions.

The team’s O-Line coach is George Warhop, and when asked about the team’s struggles in 2017, he had a very different answer than what we’ve normally been hearing.

Before the video started rolling on that clip, Warhop said, “Yeah, I remember, it pisses me off.”

Normally we hear coaches say that “the past is in the past” or “we have to move on” or even “it’s a new year, that’s all that matters”. But, to Warhop, just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean that’s all that matters. He remembers 2017. He remembers how bad they played. He remembers being part of a coaching staff that only got five wins.

“When you go through a season like last year you can’t forget it,” Warhop said. “You can’t forget the lessons that you should learn because if you do you’ll repeat [the mistakes] again… If we don’t let those scars bleed a little bit, we’re bound to repeat that same stuff.”

We like it.

Be mad that last year happened — It seems like most of the coaching staff is, and doesn’t want to repeat it.

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Freeman Strickland
Freeman Strickland
4 years ago

I am glad that the bleeding is sending a message. I like TE Howard. But, to take him, they passed on the best OL players in the draft. And, more unforgivably, they seem to have just passed on Andrew Whitworth who went to the Rams and the Pro Bowl – again. So, rip those scabs of and bleed them good. Jensen and Cappa seem like moves in the right direction. Maybe it is enough, but I am worried that it is not.

Reply to  Freeman Strickland
4 years ago

I wanted Garett Bolles or Ryan Ramczyk during the draft, but I can’t complain about Howard. I’m not a big fan of signing Andrew Whitworth because he was 35 years old. Logan Mankins was a really good player also, but sudden retirement sent us scrambling for another replacement. He’s good and all, but band-aid players are good, if we were a player or 2 way from a Super Bowl contender. I rather draft an offensive linemen or sign a young guy who is already doing well.