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Five reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t win the NFC South

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3. Carl Nicks

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (77) gets ready to block against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This offensive line looks good on paper, but too regularly does it seem to break down during the season. When offensive lineman Carl Nicks left the New Orleans Saints, he was considered one of the best guards in the NFL. Even though he was signed in 2012, he’s only started nine games! The Buccaneers picked up some good linemen in left tackle Anthony Collins and center Evan Dietrich-Smith during the off-season. Nicks will not be starting the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) List which is a good sign. Can he withstand a full season?