“Whoop The Guy In Front Of You”October 21st, 2010
The great Derrick Brooks co-hosts a weekly radio show on WDAE-AM 620 every Wednesday at 4 p.m. where No. 55 talks all things sports with Steve Duemig.
There’s always a little Bucs chatter, but it’s hardly a Bucs show.
Yesterday, Brooks was asked about the struggles of the Bucs defense stopping the run and about the defense in general. If its possible for Bucs-loving Brooks to point a finger of blame, then he did just that at the Bucs’ defensive line, specifically the pass rush.
Brooks said he sees good things on film from the defense and believes the run defense will turn around somewhat quickly, but he cautions that the overall learning curve will continue for a long time. Brooks showed frustration with the pass rush, saying that you can “overscheme” the rush and the front four need to line up and “whoop the guy in front of you.”
Brooks repeated that line multiple times, “whoop the guy in front of you.”
It may sound simple and silly, but the analysis is the core of the problem. The Bucs have stopped winning the in-your-face, man-to-man battles on the D-line.
No sacks and flimsy pressure in past three games. The Bucs are lucky to have come away with a win in that stretch.