I think we all can agree that the main concern going into the Dolphins game was the offensive line. The Buccaneers were slaughtered in the trenches against the Patriots in their last game. Slaughtered may not even be a strong enough word to describe what occurred. Freeman was unable to get any rhythm with his receivers because he had no time to look downfield and throw. As Patrik had mentioned, many of the O-line’s struggles stem from having a new system in place. The Buccaneers got rid of offensive line coach, Pete Mangurian, and replace him with Pat Morris. Traditionally, the offseason provides plenty of time to mentally adjust and prepare for the season with their new schemes. The lockout robbed the Buccaneers offensive line of their much needed growth, and it comes as no surprise to see the lineman looking confused.
Offensive Breakdown: Dolphins-Bucs
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