Do you believe it? The Bucs (wink-wink) lose again

by Gary Shelton on December 28, 2014 · 5 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Bucs

Sims (8) celebrates an eight-yard touchdown run

Sims (8) celebrates an 8-yard touchdown run

Sunday, 6:49 p.m.

TAMPA

Now the Bucs have won the glorious prize that comes with being the most awful team in the NFL, there are a few people in need of tanks.

No, not thanks. Tanks.

You know. Tank as in throw the game, tank as in phony, tank as in sham. Tank as in take a dive. Tank as in lose on purpose.

Tank as in “yippee.''

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Gene Armentrout December 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Also Gary – How about something on who the best left tackles, centers and other O linemen are in this year’s draft. I see the usual hype on QB’s, RB’s and WR’s but not much on the O linemen, as usual. I hold for the position that no team can win a super bowl without a superior O line.

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Gary Shelton December 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Gene, I did a piece on lines. Few of them are built on premium draft picks. But we can disagree, right?

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Gene Armentrout December 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Good for you Gary, give ‘em a little hell.

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Gary Shelton December 29, 2014 at 10:57 am

I’d probably go with Mariota. I think Winston has the higher upside, but are so many maturity concerns. Plus, there is baseball. I would not trade down unless I hated both of these guys.

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Gene Armentrout December 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Gary, I disagree on the first pick. I think they should trade down to get a first and second round pick ( if possible) and get some offensive linemen. My thinking is this (1) the likelihood of a No 1 pick QB actually turning out as a premier QB is a low percentage (remember the Johnny Football hype ?) (2) if he fails, the Bucs have thrown a lot of money away (3) a premier left tackle and center are more likely to actually perform like first rounders (4) there will be more “QB’s of the year” available next year (5) with a new offensive coordinator and a solid O line, the Bucs offense will improve dramatically.
(6) No QB in the world could have performed behind this year’s Bucs’ O line

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