The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Carl Nicks yet again this weekend, and they’ll be trying their fourth different player at his position in hopes of holding together an offensive line which has struggled to live up to expectations this season.
With Jeremy Zuttah shifting back to center to make sure snaps reach Mike Glennon’s hands, and with Ted Larsen and Gabe Carimi not playing well enough to hold down the LG job, Jamon Meredith sounds like he’ll get his shot this weekend against the excellent front seven of the Seattle Seahawks.
Schiano on physical nature of facing Seahawks on Sunday: “It’s going to be a big man’s game.” Looking like Jamon Meredith at left guard.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 31, 2013
Good luck, Jamon.
The Seahawks, led by former Buccaneer Michael Bennett, are third in the NFL in sacks, and have an aggressive defense which will attack the Buccaneers at their weakest points. The Bucs have failed in protection up the middle all season long, and Sunday will be no exception.
Meredith had moments of brilliance while filling in at right guard last season, but he was largely a disappointment and a point of frustration on the right side of the Tampa Bay offensive line. He’ll have a shot at redemption starting this Sunday, but he has a very tough task ahead of him.