Bucs N Beers wrote:
Agreed. If Sweezy is healthy and Marpet takes the Center position, on paper the OL is more talented without adding a single player. The tackles are mediocre, but I don't see them drafting a player, especially with such a weak class. A TE that can block and a RB should really help, I think both positions will be targets in the draft.
I think factoring Sweezy into any mental upgrade of our offensive line play is a massive leap of faith. I'm not sure what it is grounded in. Show me the list of offensive linemen who have taken full seasons off of football to recover from back injury
and then returned to high level NFL offensive line play. Sweezy clearly had a significant back injury. He is more likely totally done in the NFL than a starting NFL guard, moving forward. Let alone an upgrade at RG from what Marpet gives us.
That's a very narrow request. I can list plenty who have taken a year off, or had had a back injury, but a back injury leading to a year off- heck I can't even think of one that meets those two points off the top of my head.
Sweezy redid his deal to protect the FO from his injury, which is not something you would do if you were injured and likely not to come back from it. Maybe he was overly careful last year. Maybe he played it safe. He seems to be betting on himself this year, which is a good sign. I can't tell you much about it because I don't know much about it.
The only reason I see Sweezy as an upgrade is if/when he beats out Pamphile for the job. Then there's your proof. He beat out the guy we had last year.