Bruce Arians has harsh criticism of Buccaneers’ offensive line
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians had harsh criticism of his offensive line following the team’s 13-12 win over the Cleveland Browns in Friday’s preseason game.
The Bucs allowed seven sacks in the game, five by the team’s starting linemen. After the game, Arians said his linemen “got their a– kicked. One on one,” via the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud.
The Browns have a pretty beastly defensive line led by Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson, so their defensive unit will probably be racking up sacks this season. Regardless, that’s far too many sacks for an offensive line to allow.
Tampa Bay was hoping to see Jameis Winston take a major step forward in what is a make-or-break season of his career. He’s going to need all the help — and protection — he can get. The Bucs need to step things up come Week 1.