Pass Defense Made Booger McFarland SickNovember 5th, 2012
As beautiful as the Bucs offense was yesterday, as exciting as Muscle Hamster Doug Martin was going all Gayle Sayers on the Raiders, the Bucs’ pass defense is equally obscene.
This is nothing new this season. Whenever the Bucs play a decent quarterback (Eli Manning, RGIII, Drew Brees), the secondary is simply scalded for yards at an alarming, frightening rate.
The Bucs’ pass defense was so unnerving, it made former Bucs star Booger McFarland, co-host of “The Booger and Rich Show” with Rich Herrera on WHFS-FM, sick to his stomach.
“All that I ate yesterday I nearly tossed up watching that pass defense,” McFarland said.
In short, McFarland said Bucs coaches are putting the Bucs cornerbacks in no-win situations with too many blitzes and asking the corners to accomplish what they physically cannot do.
“You can’t put these guys out on an island” on so many blitzes, McFarland said.
But the Bucs are in a pickle. Eric Wright likely will be suspended shortly and be gone for four weeks ,so it appears your Bucs starting cornerbacks are E.J. Biggers and Leonard Johnson with — brace yourself — Myron Lewis as your nickel, as Brandon McDonald is getting healthy.
Yes, Joe knows Stanford Routt was released by the Chiefs today. Don’t expect the Bucs to sign him. He has a heavily expensive option in his contract and quite frankly, Joe doesn’t know about a guy getting cut from the worst team in the NFL.
Would Routt be an upgrade (if cash was not a factor) over Lewis? Well, yeah, a $12 lawn chair from Wal-Mart would be an upgrade over Lewis, who looks completely and totally lost in an NFL defensive backfield. At least there would be a remote chance a receiver would trip over a lawn chair.