The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been the unfortunate beneficiaries of a plethora of injuries this offseason, specifically to their offensive line, a position they have relied on far more than many thought these past two seasons.
Where many predicted Tom Brady’s move to Tampa was a terrible decision because of the state of the offensive line in 2020 when he first came, it turned out to be the complete opposite.
The offensive line has been one of the best in the league since Brady’s arrival, allowing the relatively-immobile quarterback to have enough time in the pocket to utilize his talents.
However, this offseason, injuries have already claimed many from the Bucs outstanding offensive line including: center Ryan Jensen, right tackle Tristan Wirfs, and and most recently guard Aaron Stinnie, who will be out for the remainder of the year.
While the Bucs can hope to see Wirfs back on the field sooner rather than later, Jensen’s status and return is still fairly vague.
With that being the case, many have begun to consider the Bucs’ options to fill the vacancies in their offensive line, but head coach Todd Bowles doesn’t appear too worried about it.
Bowles stated that he very confident in the abilities of the players they currently have on the team to make up for the injuries. He also stated that the team had no intention of going out and signing some random guy just to sign someone, however, the franchise would be keeping their eyes open if a player that could contribute did become available somehow.
This honestly appears to be the best bet for the team, and it definitely has to provide some of the guys that will have to step up for the time being with some confidence knowing their coach is behind them.
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