With left guard Ali Marpet set to miss his second consecutive game due to a concussion, the Bucs are reportedly making a change to the offensive line after starting Joe Haeg in Marpet’s place last week against New Orleans.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Bucs will be moving center Ryan Jensen to left guard and giving veteran A.Q. Shipley the start at center, his first start with Tampa Bay.

An eight-year veteran, Sunday will be Shipley’s 71st career start and his 41st start on a Bruce Arians-coached team, per Greg Auman. For Jensen, playing at guard will be nothing new. Upon entering the league, Jensen originally playing 529 combined snaps at left guard and 179 snaps at right guard over his first two seasons with Baltimore before moving to center full-time in 2017.

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bucballer
8 months ago

Anything has to better than that offensive line performance from last week! Coaches should coach. Injuries r a part of the game. Use ur roster to put the best players in the best position to win. This is a start. Now let’s actually have a game plan for today’s game. If our defense opens up playing ten yards off the receivers… well then… we definitely will know we have much bigger problems.

Captain Sly
8 months ago

Wait, it took you an entire week to figure out that Haeg couldn’t block! What happens if this fails, do you loose another game to try something else. These decisions need to made in team meetings and executed on game day. Can’t coach scared, if you’re expecting a Championship.

bucballer
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8 months ago

Expecting a championship??? Hell…the way we been playing and with our coaching…we will be happy with just a win today!

Bucco-Bruce
8 months ago

Every week is a do or die week since this season is Super Bowl or bust!!! With the lowered salary cap next season, we can’t keep everyone!!

Theydidwhat
8 months ago

Hopefully all can execute today as they practiced and were coached. O-line, skill players, defense. One game at a time. This team has the talent to win it all like so many think. But it will all have to come together in 7 games. They have along way to go in all 3 phases and coaching to be playoff caliber, let alone Super Bowl contenders. Faithful but realistic.