• March 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

    <div id=”content_id”>Today marked the day that veterans reported to training camp and Ali Marpet gave an update on his transition from center to left guard this offseason. Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman tweeted this video clip where Marpet explains how the move to a new position has gone. Marpet started his career at right guard and had an impressive rookie season. He only improved on that start in his second year and looked to be on the verge of playing at a Pro Bowl level. The Bucs coaching staff wanted to get a bigger presence in the middle of the offensive line Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens T-Shirt , and with 2016 free agent right guard J.R. Sweezy finally healthy after a back injury forced him to miss all of 2016, Marpet was moved to center for the 2017 season. Although Marpet played pretty well at center, the offensive line as a whole underperformed and top free agent center Ryan Jensen was brought in and Marpet, in a surprise move, was moved to left guard. The progression of Marpet at left guard will be one of the main storylines I’ll be watching for during training camp. Him playing well would hopefully give the offensive line a dominant side Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats , for running the ball, like fans saw in Logan Mankins last season in 2015. The guard play on the offensive line last year really underwhelmed at times and contributed to the 40 sacks on Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston. Another storyline about his move to left guard is that Marpet is in a contract year. Unless the Bucs resign him before (the should) or during the season, his level of play could influence what type of deal he can demand at the end of the season.Will he be able to replicate the success he had at right guard? Will his presence help Donovan Smith be more consistent in his 4th year? Those answers will go a long way in deciding if the Bucs have a winning 2018 season.Secondary Preview The Locked On Bucs podcast has wrapped up their positional preview just in time for training camp. They take a look at the secondary and all the questions that come with it. Vernon Hargreaves III is easily the most polarizing player in the group as the high expectations of a top fifteen pick have wavered to the point where some don’t believe he will even start – especially after Jason Licht used two picks in the second round to bring in corners M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis.Despite the hate on Chris Conte, he played at a reasonable level in 2017. That said, there is still mystery surrounding the disappearance of Keith Tandy Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens Hoodie , the hero of the defense in the 2016 season who seems to have entered a Lovie Smith-esque dog house never to return.Will Justin Evans continue his upward trajectory heading into a pivotal 2018 season or will he suffer a sophomore slump? Evans was a bright spot in an overall bleak secondary last season – despite Pro Football Focus ranking him as the 26th rookie safety in 2017. Yes, 26th rookie safety. How that’s possible, we still aren’t sure. Which player will finish with the most tackles? Interceptions? Forced fumbles?All this in more in the final positional preview before training camp. Listen below or click here for the episode. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Music, Podcast Addict Womens Customized Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys , Spotify, and all your other favorite pod catchers.</div>