Raheem The Dream Explains Horrid Run DefenseNovember 16th, 2009
Joe had a moment of pride in his colleagues down at Raheem The Dream’s news conference at One Buc Place today.
Raheem The Dream was absolutely cornered by a couple motivated members of the MSM to explain why the Bucs’ run defense is allowing five yards per carry on the season and consistently getting pounded at key moments.
Raheem The Dream was quick to explain. He said the Bucs don’t have the talent.
“We’re just not made right now to knock people back. That’s not how we’re cut,” Raheem The Dream said. “We don’t have big intimidating linebackers or big intimidating linemen. We gotta hit you. We gotta be perfect. …We don’t have the big people, the big personnel that you need to knock out runs. The physical person up front who just absolutely dominates the block and gets a tackle for a loss for a 3rd and 13. Which we’ll get there. We’ll find them guys. We’ll go out there and get them.
“Right now, we have to play with the guys we have. They gotta to continue to play like they did yesterday as far as having five series three-and-out, having two series four-and-out, and having two big turnovers. …We gotta get the big guys in there and let them play a little bit. …We’ve got to make decisions at the end of the season once we get there. Right now. That’s who we have. That’s the guys. They’ve got to get better. We’ve got to get better with technique. We’ve got to get better. We’ve got to see somebody make a play that we talk about like that. We’ve got to see somebody make a splash play. Hopefully we will this week.”
Joe is quite certain the Bucs will find the studs to overhaul the defensive line and upgrade the linebacker corps quickly.
But once they find them, will they pay them?