New is always better, right? Not so fast, my friend. Sometimes those vets need love, too.

Per Pro Football Focus, the Buccaneers had two of the best 9th-year players across the entire league on their roster last year: Defensive end Robert Ayers and offensive tackle Demar Dotson.

The whole 9th-year part is pretty specific, but even though Ayers is no longer on the squad, it is good for Bucs fans to be reassured that just because their long-time right tackle Dotson might be aging, his production is still top of his age group — and very solid overall across all ages around the league.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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GBOBUCSFAN
4 years ago

So basically they are saying that all of the above mentioned players were better at their position than Shady McCoy? haha I know he had a down year by his standards but still had over 1,000 yards.