Dave Canales Defines “Offensive-Line-Friendly” Scheme – JoeBucsFan.com – Tampa Bay Bucs Blog, Buccaneers News

“It’s a very new day, Kyle.”

Here at the NFL Scouting Combine, Bucs head coach Todd Bowles noted the Tampa Bay offense to be crafted and installed by new offensive coordinator Dave Canales will be “offensive-line-friendly.”

This morning, Joe asked Canales to explain what that means.

He didn’t hesitate. And it sure speaks to the Bucs looking to draft a running back or two net month.

“We run the ball a lot; they love it,” Canales began.

“So, pass protection gets pretty hard. You know, especially with the athletes they face on a weekly basis. We’re going to have to throw the ball at some point. But when you run the ball effectively, your play-actions are friendly. So the defensive lines have to play the run first, then they have a secondary rush to the quarterback and it’s usually about 3.2 to 3.5 seconds later that they’re actually getting any type of effective runs off the actions, if you run the ball effectively. And then just minimizing the amount of dropback pass, pocket passing, whether it’s quick game or empty or even like longer drops, just minimizing the amount of time under tension for your tackles or your guards. It just makes it for a friendlier system to play in.”

Joe liked the “time under tension” line from Canales, and how he quoted rush time down to the tenth of a second. Those are the kinds of analytics that can be extremely valuable — and seemingly the kind the previous offensive guru wasn’t interested in.

Yes, the run focus for the Bucs will be unmistakable, a striking contrast from the past three seasons. And Joe wonders how much that will play out next month in a draft loaded with running backs and solid at tight end and offensive line.

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