Treating First Down Like Third DownDecember 29th, 2012
The Bucs’ pass defense is so porous Tampa Bay might need to start treating first down like third down.
That take is floated, via this video link, by noted former NFL personnel executive and former coach Pat Kirwan, now seen on CBS and heard on NFL Radio.
Kirwan says to look for “more pressure calls” from the Bucs, especially as E.J. Biggers and Leonard Johnson try to match up against Roddy White and Julio Jones. Though Kirwan expects the Bucs corners to “once again be beaten up.”
Kirwan calls for a 17-10 Falcons victory, with Atlanta staters resting in the second half.
Joe hopes this prediction is way off. Joe absolutely will hit the ceiling if the Bucs can’t rally to beat Luke McCown and the rest of the Falcons backups, if they do indeed take over in the final 30 minutes.