The Buccaneers addressed their pass rush last offseason White Ryan Smith Jersey , but ended up with mixed results. from last spring, and he lived up to the hype. He finished the season with 12.5 sacks, becoming the first Tampa Bay player to put up double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice did it in 2005. Carl Nassib was a late addition to the defensive line, putting up 6.5 sacks and serving as one of the team’s most pleasant surprises of the year. But on the downside, Vinny Curry only put up 2.5 sacks. With his lack of production and struggles from Noah Spence Youth Justin Evans Jersey , Will Gholston and nearly every other defensive end on the roster, the Bucs still need help.That’s why the post-Super Bowl mock draft from Pro Football Focus senior analyst Mike Zenner looks promising for Tampa Bay. At No. 5, Zenner has the Bucs selecting Clemson EDGE Clelin Ferrell. Ferrell was a threat to enter the draft after the 2017 season, but he decided to stay for another season with the Tigers. The decision paid off, as he was a key part of a defense that led the way to a national title. In 2018 http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-beau-allen-jersey , he racked up 11.5 sacks to bring his total to 27 in three years as a starter. That kind of production would be welcomed by a Tampa Bay defense that badly needs to create more pressure off the edge. Here’s what Zenner had to say in his blurb about the pick:That analysis is more than fair. The Bucs have a major need for defensive help heading into 2019. As James Yarcho outlined here, defense is still the key to success when it comes to winning in the NFL. That has certainly been the case for Tampa Bay, especially in the years since its last playoff appearance. Since 2008, the Bucs have been in the top half of the NFL in scoring defense just three times. Here’s where they’ve ranked since that 2007 playoff appearance, accompanied by their final records:2008: 10th (9-7)2009: 27th (3-13)2010: 9th (10-6)2011: 32nd (4-12)2012: 23rd (7-9)2013: 21st (4-12)2014: 25th (2-14)2015: 26th (6-10)2016: 15th (9-7)2017: T-22nd (5-11)2018: 31st (5-11)Is it a coincidence that they’ve had winning records all three times they’ve had a defense in the top half of the league since the start of 2008? Probably not. It’s obvious that Tampa Bay needs to improve its defense. The back end of the unit could use the most help http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-jason-pierre-paul-jersey , but Ferrell being selected at No. 5 would definitely be a step in the right direction as well. It’s still very early in draft season, so a lot could change. We’ll see where things go from here.Buccaneers games can now be heard in Spanish The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today an agreement with NIA Broadcasting to become the team’s Official Spanish Flagship Radio Station. Games will air locally on WTMP-FM 96.1 and WMGG-AM 1470, beginning with the team’s Week 1 matchup at the New Orleans Saints. Buccaneers Legend and 10-year NFL veteran Martin Gramatica will provide fans the color commentary and analysis in Spanish. The Argentinian-born former place-kicker played six seasons with the Buccaneers (1999-2004), becoming an All-Pro, Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion. “I have always loved the Buccaneers organization and being a part of it again is a huge honor Youth Gerald McCoy Jersey ,” Gramatica said. “I understand the importance of this role and appreciate the opportunity that comes with it. This platform will bring exposure for the Buccaneers to the Spanish-speaking community and allow a broader audience of people to appreciate the excitement of the NFL in their native language.” Each broadcast will also feature a 30-minute pregame show and a postgame show featuring highlights and recaps on the day’s game. “We are thrilled to be able to provide our area’s large Spanish-speaking population with the ability to better connect with our organization and receive expert game analysis from a Buccaneer legend such as Martin Gramatica,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “Martin was an important part of our successful journey to winning Super Bowl XXXVII and he has remained a fan favorite in our community throughout the years. We look forward to hearing his commentary on what we expect to be a great season of Buccaneer football.”NIA Broadcasting operates and/or provides services to six television networks in the United States and Mexico, as well as radio stations in both Florida and Georgia. NIA is a leading television syndication provider and serves markets around the globe with live sports, movies and TV shows. “We cannot be more thrilled than we are today,” said Neal Ardman http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-vernon-hargreaves-iii-jersey , President and CEO of NIA. “Having our flagship stations, WTMP-FM and WMGG-AM in Tampa, become the Flagship stations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is both an honor and humbling. We promise to deliver an exciting quality broadcast to Hispanic fans across our network.”This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.