After the offensive line struggled tremendously a year ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to upgrade; here is their chance to do so.
There is a disgruntled left tackle who is sitting out of training camp after he has lost complete trust in his current team. There is a team who struggled mightily along the offensive line last season and did not upgrade this offseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington left tackle Trent Williams would be a match made in heaven.
Yes, the Buccaneers currently have two starting caliber tackles, but in the past teams have shuffled their offensive lines around to get better results. This was the case for the Super Bowl winning 2013 Baltimore Ravens who saw a huge leap along their front by swapping players along the line; the Buccaneers may be suited for the same sort of luck.
This offseason the Buccaneers did pay their left tackle Donovan Smith $13 million as well, but his pay day does not cover up his shortcomings on the left side of the line as he has surrendered near the top of the league in pressures. While he has never missed a start in his career, he is currently out of practice recovering from an achilles injury as well.
There is currently a Pro Bowl offensive lineman on the trade block, and here are three reasons the Buccaneers should go all in to bring him to Tampa Bay as they hope to crawl out of the NFC South basement.