In 2018, the Bucs have had their share of misery when it’s come to the offensive line. Between the penalties and missed blocks, it’s safe to say they were horrendous.
Feature Image Credit: Bucs RG Alex Cappa and DT Ndamukong Suh - Photo by: Cliff Welch/ Pewter Report
Now through week 2 in the 2019 season; the Bucs O-Line hasn’t been stellar, but they haven’t been complete trash. Let’s take a look at some stats that maybe help understand this new and hopefully improved offense monsters by merely the same animals as last season.
How do they fare?
So far, the Bucs have run 124 plays spread out through 24 drives. At this moment, they are ranked 22nd in Points For with 37 and 25th in Total Yards with 584 yards.
One thing that plagued the team in 2018, was penalties. 2019 hasn’t been much different, but it’s definitely been better. The Bucs have been cited for 20 penalties, giving up a mere 153 yards. But, luckily they’ve only hung Jameis out to dry 6 times and have a 16.7% turnover percentage.
Are they fixable?
Coach Arians has said that Harold Goodwin and Joe Gilbert have done a great job with the lines. Harping on them on their technique. Coach Arians was cited saying,
“Once we start finishing better, there will be bigger runs.”
Only time can tell if they can finish strong. If these last 2 weeks are any indication on the future, the line will be stout as long as penalties and mental errors are kept to a bare minimum.