Sweezy has ‘looked awesome’ during Bucs OTAs

The Tampa Bay guard missed all of the 2016 season after signing with the team as a free agent, but reports from OTAs are positive.

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Sweezy has ‘looked awesome’ during Bucs OTAs


  • According to Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter, G J.R Sweezy has “looked awesome” during OTAs. Sweezy missed the entire 2016 season after signing a free-agent contract with the Bucs. He will likely be the starter at right guard.
  • 2015 was the last time Sweezy played. During that season, he ranked 55th in overall grade at 55.0.
  • Sweezy struggled in pass protection in 2015, earning a pass-block grade of 50.7. His pass-block efficiency of 95.5 ranked 41st out of 62 guards who spent at least 355 snaps in pass protection. He allowed 32 total pressures on 556 pass-block snaps.
  • Sweezy was a big part of the Seahawks Super Bowl run in 2013-2014. That season he earned career-high marks in overall grade (68.0) and run-block grade (76.5) and helped set the tone for their impressive running game.

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  • Mike J.

    it is possible that J.R.’s iffy play in 2015 was related to his back problem. Exactly when & how he incurred the season-ending back injury has never been made public AFAIK.

  • TrueNorth

    . . .lets hope it all works out and everybody stays healthy. . .but this is the NFL. . .and many times. . .winning seasons are determined by ‘next up’s’. . .