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The sophomore slump is a key theme for the 2016 Bucs

Every sports fan is aware of the concept of the sophomore slump. It’s as synonymous with sports as trophies or Gatorade. “Sure, that rookie was good, but how will he do when teams have more tape on him?” is the question that’s asked following any successful rookie campaign. For the 2016 Bucs, it will be …

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Keeping Hawley as starting center is the right move

The Buccaneers have an offensive line problem and it’s a problem many teams wish they had as well. 

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Like Alexander, Marpet deserves to start

Lovie Smith named rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander the starter at middle linebacker because he deserved it. there is another rookie that deserves to be a starter as well. And that’s rookie offensive lineman Ali Marpet. 

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Video: Ali Marpet stood up Gerald McCoy at practice

Here’s something you may not see very often. 

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The offensive line is a “work in progress”

The 2014 Buccaneers struggled mightily with protecting their quarterback. Entering the 2015 NFL Draft, the offensive line was a big focal point for them. 

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Looking into the Bucs draft class

Every Buccaneers fan has been eyeing the first pick of the NFL draft since the week 17 match-up came to an end. While fans beat the debate between Winston and Mariota to death, the Buccaneers were focused on making sure their top choice was everything they wanted and more.

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Bucs go O-Line strong in Day 2 of the draft

Talk about protecting your investment. After selecting Jameis Winston first overall, the team drafts two offensive linemen in the second round. 

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