Blitzes Should’ve Meant Guys Open DownfieldOctober 11th, 2009
Bucs nation watched the Eagles throw massive pressure at Josh Johnson. Play after stinking play.
Quite a shift from the largely vanilla defense of the Redskins last week. In all, Johnson held up pretty well in Philly and did a lot of good things.
But in the face of all that pressure, he still wasn’t taking a lot of shots down field.
Joe’s friend and former Bucs quarterback Jeff Carlson puts some of that on the receivers.
“These receivers have to help the poor guy out once in a while. Tough sledding if you can’t beat one-on-one coverage with all those blitzes,” Carlson said just after the game.
Johnson found Winslow late, but what was happening earlier when the game was still in reach?
Questions like this make Joe wish he was at the game being so he could see the whole field, even if it meant sitting next to slimy Philly fans and not drinking Caybrew.