The team had high expectations for an offensive line entering it’s second full season together, but the front five never gelled as a cohesive unit in ’09. From mysterious mental health issues, to injuries and ineffective play to scheme changes. The unit failed to deliver the necessary and adequate production to stave off changes. Which has Buccaneer staff members in attendance at this week’s Scouting Combine keeping close tabs on potential offensive line prospects.
With one of the deepest draft classes since 1983, general manager Mark Dominik is following conventional wisdom and focusing all the teams energy on upgrading its roster through the draft. Seeing as how most of the prized free agents available this off season are in their 30’s.
Gary Shelton, is baffled by the teams lack of desire to spend big, on a depleted free agent pool, for players nearing the twilight of their respective careers. Has he forgotten the team is rebuilding and more then a year or two a way from being considered legitimate contenders?
It appears, there was more then age and salary that effected the teams decision to part ways with Antonio Bryant. Bryant’s lack of precise route running and his propensity to be a free lancer. Played a major role in the teams decision to wash their hands of the former franchise player.