Buccaneers: Identifying the Team’s Biggest Flaws

Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter looks on during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter looks on during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Gosder Cherilus (78) uses an oxygen mask to help with the heat during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Gosder Cherilus (78) uses an oxygen mask to help with the heat during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Guys on the Right

The Bucs have surprised us so far this season, I don’t think anyone outside of one Buc could have predicted this turn around we have seen in the past couple weeks. That being said, there are still areas which the Bucs need to improve. The offensive line, to me, has been one of the weakest units on the team. Donovan still has time to improve, but his footwork remains an issue. The Bucs right tackle situation is also sticky as Dotson has struggled at times and don’t even get me started on Gosder.

A lot of people have suggested that Doug seems to have regressed but I still see the same Doug on film. Jameis has been harassed all season long and although it’s great that he passes well outside of the pocket, we can’t expect that type of success for the rest of his career. The Bucs need to continue to build the line. Another solid pick or two in and this offensive line will like the Cowboys line in years to come. They have proven that building offensive line can make a huge difference.

Marc Magna