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I like the move. At only 27, Zuttah could be here for a long time, and he could be the glue that holds the line together. 

 

On the other hand, Tampa Bay was the 22nd ranked rushing attack in 2013 and they only averaged a 7th worst 3.8 yards a carry. They also allowed a 7th most 47 sacks. I don't know how much Zuttah had to do with that, but I guess we'll find out. I'm not ready to sing praises yet, but there is reason for optimism.

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Said on Facebook he was ranked as the 22nd best sooooooo meh?

TB's line as a whole was atrocious last year.. Is expect him to perform better than that in our system
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At this point anybody is better than our current option in Gino. I'll hold any excitement till I see him with the other 4 on the line but I'm optimistic. 

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Said on Facebook he was ranked as the 22nd best sooooooo meh?

22 has got to be better than Gino's rank... right?

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Aaron Wilson reporting they already agreed to a long term contract extension

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6'4 and 308 lbs.

 

Ozzie wanted to get bigger up front, and that's exactly what he did.

 

Yeah, one inch and five pounds bigger. Lol

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I still think we should have gotten EDS, but I'm happy we got Zuttah. I think he can be solid, and that's what we need. 

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Aaron Wilson reporting they already agreed to a long term contract extension

 

Oh nice!

 

This isn't a big name signing but a signing that people may hate now because he isn't Alex Mack but when our o-line improves, nobody will be hating this trade.

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Aaron Wilson reporting they already agreed to a long term contract extension

Makes sense. His cap hit for this year was 4.5 mil.

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Most anyone would be an upgrade over Gino, so I'm very happy. When assessing his play, consider the Bucs were scrapping their entire line, so he didn't have the best talent next to him. In Baltimore he'll have Kelechi and Yanda. He's also got experience with making calls, so that's a very underrated boost

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Said on Facebook he was ranked as the 22nd best sooooooo meh?

22> 32

What BMoreBird said roo.

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Most anyone would be an upgrade over Gino, so I'm very happy. When assessing his play, consider the Bucs were scrapping their entire line, so he didn't have the best talent next to him. In Baltimore he'll have Kelechi and Yanda. He's also got experience with making calls, so that's a very underrated boost

Unless we sign Mack and he plays LG and KO moves to RT!

Can I dream?

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Gino was dead last.

Saw quite a few lists that had backups higher than Gino haha
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Doesn't really fit that typical "AFC North / Smashmouth" mold but the coaching staff must like what they've seen from him skillwise. He can play guard too, that's always a plus.

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Zuttah is very versatile, he can also play guard. Could be the start to move KO back out to right tackle... We may still be after Mack or another center. I like the trade no matter what Zuttah is used for though.

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Zuttah ranked 21st in Matt Miller's center rankings on Bleacher Report. Basically, Miller says Zuttah is a good athlete but he lacks strength and struggles with big DTs. From what I've gathered, Zuttah is what Gino will be in a few years time. Athletic enough to hold his own but not quite strong enough to dominate.

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I wouldn't assume Zuttah is being brought here to start at center or guard, probably more for depth and insurance.

 

Who knows, maybe the change of scenery turns him into The Hulk.

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Better than Gino Gradkowski, that's for sure. I'll take it. He was a promising young center not too long ago.

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22> 32

What BMoreBird said roo.

 

22>35

 

There were 35 qualified Centers, Gino was Deadlast lol

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I like this trade and his age, experience, and versatility is a boon for a staff that preaches that final trait in every question asked about its offensive line. That said, I'm surprised so many of you think this is our new savior, in ProFootballFocus' words, Zuttah has been "consistently average" the duration of his career and had already been mentioned as a potential cap casualty with the Bucs since the beginning of the offseason. This will improve the competition in the interior of our line and I wouldn't be surprised if he wound up winning a starting spot on the line but its not a shoo-in either.

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I wouldn't assume Zuttah is being brought here to start at center or guard, probably more for depth and insurance.

 

Who knows, maybe the change of scenery turns him into The Hulk.

 

Why would you think he isn't a starter? He has missed 2 games I think since 2008, plays all 3 interior positions and didn't ride bench last year. He just needs  a change of scenery and he will be better in our ZBS if we have are guys healthy! Davin Joseph was terrible last year and Carl Nicks played all of a game and a half...

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How would you guys react IF Jeremy Zuttah was actually brought-in to play left guard (while Osemele shifted-back to right tackle AND Gino Gradkowski remained the center)? What would your thoughts be, then?

 

And, NO! I definitely don't want that to be the case. However, I'm always preparing for the worst-of-the-worst; so...

 

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I wouldn't assume Zuttah is being brought here to start at center or guard, probably more for depth and insurance.

 

Who knows, maybe the change of scenery turns him into The Hulk.

 

 

I also wouldn't assume Gino is out of the picture. You never know what a year of experience might do for his play.

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I think he was brought in to play LG, that way we can get a center deep in the draft and focus on FS, WR, and TE in the early rounds.

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I wouldn't assume Zuttah is being brought here to start at center or guard, probably more for depth and insurance.

Who knows, maybe the change of scenery turns him into The Hulk.

He absolutely should start at center no question. Backup left or right guard.

Fun fact number 34/35 was one peter konz.

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I think he was brought in to play LG, that way we can get a center deep in the draft and focus on FS, WR, and TE in the early rounds.

 

Aaron Wilson confirmed he's being brought in to play center. 

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22 has got to be better than Gino's rank... right?

Gino was 35th and there's only 32 teams lol
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How would you guys react IF Jeremy Zuttah was actually brought-in to play left guard (while Osemele shifted-back to right tackle AND Gino Gradkowski remained the center)? What would your thoughts be, then?

To be honest this is a possibility. I think it would improve the line anyways. I liked Osemele at RT. I feel Gradkowski will be better than he was last year. That being said, if I had to choose I wouldn't want Gradkowski being our center.

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He absolutely should start at center no question. Backup left or right guard.

Fun fact number 34/35 was one peter konz.

 

 

 

He absolutely should start at center no question. Backup left or right guard.

Fun fact number 34/35 was one peter konz.

 

 

Aaron Wilson confirmed he's being brought in to play center. 

 

 

The point is that he's not a waste even he doesn't start at center.  Right now and from what we know now he seems like the obvious choice, but I don't think he's a lock going into camp.

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Osemele is a decent RT but a potential All-Pro at guard. I don't want him to be Ohered.

I don't know anything about this guy but a stuffed toy could block better than Gino so...

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