Bucs Defense Did Its PartDecember 23rd, 2012
Say what you will about the Bucs today — and Joe believes it is safe to assume fans will have an inordinate amount to say — the Bucs defense came to play.
Saddled with Josh Freeman throwing four picks (for those scoring at home — Joe is jealous — that’s eight interceptions in the last two games for the Bucs’ first pick in the 2009 draft), the defense may have played its best game of the season.
And when the Bucs needed the defense most, it turned in a performance that likely left Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch nodding their heads in approval.
On six consecutive drives in the second half, the Bucs defense forced the Rams to punt.
And the offense didn’t do squat with the opportunities.
Joe knows Freeman will get killed in the comments on this very website and will be crucified on sports radio likely until draft chatter starts heating up in April. Joe just wishes people would also give the defense the props it deserved today.
Yes, the Bucs lost their fifth in a row. You can’t hang that on the defense.