Joe Gilbert and Buccaneers look to advance in NFL playoffs
ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – The NFL playoffs start Saturday evening for Horseheads native Joe Gilbert and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gilbert, the Bucs’ offensive line head coach (11-5), will look to assist the staff advance to the playoffs after they journey to play in opposition to the Washington soccer staff (7-9 ) through the NFC Wild Card tour at 8:15 a.m. pm Saturday evening on WETM-TV NBC.
Gilbert isn’t any stranger to the playoffs. He final appeared within the NFL playoffs as a line coach in 2014 together with his former staff, the Indianapolis Colts. That yr, the Colts superior to the AFC title recreation earlier than shedding to Tom Brady’s former staff, the New England Patriots. The Horseheads native says the staff is able to play within the playoffs. “That is the one factor I obtained from being with the Colts and also you make the playoffs and it is no completely different right here. You possibly can see the fellows shifting gears slightly bit, ”mentioned Gilbert.
In simply his second season with the Bucs, Gilbert’s offensive line had an enormous season block for the six-time Tremendous Bowl champion. The Tampa Bay offense is second within the NFL this season in passing yards per recreation averaging 289.1 yards per recreation within the air. The staff can also be seventh within the league in complete yards per recreation, averaging 384.1 yards per recreation.