I ask that because I never heard his name, which is a good thing for a backup OL. I thought the loss of Cappa was gonna be huge, especially how Larsen played in game, but man Stinnie was just outstanding in a backup role.
I bet Brady has Smith playing better. Brady won’t put up with that lazy half ass play. If Smith plays like he did the last half of the season and in the playoffs he’s gonna be all pro possible but if anything a good LT.
Stinnie stepped up huge after Cappa went down. When we were headed to New Orleans that first game with him I was concerned. I hate the idea of losing Jensen.. He had a great season, and he’s fun to watch!
Jensen may be fun to watch but he grades out as the weakest starting O lineman; yes lower than Smith. Smith and Jensen combined make $24 million and that’s a lot for average players. And with both guys in the final year of their deals the Bucs could cut them and have no dead money against the cap. So either they rework their deals to take less money or one or both could be gone.
Win a Superbowl and people lose all perspective. How can you say the Bucs had the best O-line in Football? They don’t. The guys are good and in the top ten but not the best. And one thing to remember is that Tampa spent the 4th most in the NFL on their 5 O-line starters so they should be good.
I can see Jensen re-work his contract if we do an extension with him. I don’t see it with Smith. Which means we will have to eventually replace LT Smith (either by drafting an LT, signing a FA LT, or moving Wirfs to LT and drafting a RT).
Good thinking on re-working their contracts to have an extension, but since we don’t know about Brady’s tenure beyond next year, we might eat the high contracts with Smith and Jensen.
Smith and Jensen finally played up their respective contracts. Credits goes to Brady and the coaching staff for pushing them. Jensen the last two years looks like a different players. Smith has benefited from Brady releasing the football with anticipation.
Still need to draft C and OT for the future though.
Jensen displayed something you can’t get from everyone he was the guy who set the tone and got in players head. Jones tried to fight him multiple times having a guy bringing it every play is nice to have.