Bob Bostad Has Work To Do

August 24th, 2013

Donald Penn, not having a great preseason, has given up three sacks in the past two games.

OK, so Joe knows the Dolphins have one of the better four-man defensive front in the NFL. They should have pressured Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman Saturday night in South Florida.

But that doesn’t mean the Bucs needed to pretend they were Jeremy Trueblood turnstiles.

The Bucs’ offensive line, thought to be a strength, was miserable in pass protection. Donald Penn, in the best shape of his life, has given up three sacks in the last two glorified scrimmages preseason games. Gabe Carimi showed just why the Bears unloaded him on the Bucs on passing plays.

There was more, but Joe is too disturbed to list the gory details. Joe knows the Mike Glennon Mob was worked into a lather in the third quarter, but goodness gracious, Joe Montana would have had a bad game with all the drops and ole’ pass blocking.

With Carl Nicks out indefinitely because of his MRSA (he is doing well, but probably needs some time to get back in football shape), it sure seems the Bucs offensive line, thought to be an asset, needs some coaching up.

20 Responses to “Bob Bostad Has Work To Do”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    it was almost like we weren’t playing with a LG at the beginning of the game.

  2. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    O-line was dreadful. Even so, corrective playing calling can help. Sully is not going anywhere Joe. No need so start that noise again.

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Carimi is a RT and is out of position at LG. Wallace and Larsen are better.

  4. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    “Joe Montana would have had a bad game with all the drops and ole’ pass blocking.”

  5. Raphael Says:

    Agreed Joe, Carimi was pretty bad , looked like last year when Aldon smith got 4 sacks against him… I think they will get it together in the next 2 weeks…

    IMO. Speed rushers cause us more problems than others .

  6. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    “Even so, corrective playing calling can help.”

    Glad I am not the only that noticed the (intentional?) lack of play calling adjustments. Constant five and seven step drops when the Dolphins were calling blitzes on more plays than not.

  7. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    We’ll see if the “play calling” and “game planning” mantra holds true once the regular season starts. I hope the excuse-makers are right.

  8. Jbskiff Says:

    What has happened to Donald Penn? (Boomer, has he been out partying with Freeman? Lol. Just couldn’t help that).

  9. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Not making any excuses. Freeman played pretty bad. Just honestly felt like the play calling was also bad. Not sure how many sacks/pressures it takes for the QB to start looking at the pressure and not down field. Even the best QBs get rattled if you hit them enough.

  10. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Freeman stepped up in the pocket nicely a few times tonight under duress, but once he’s cleared the swarm, he’s clearly lacking the vision to see what’s down field.

    After 5 years in the league, it’s almost apparent Freeman will never develop the poise to become a starting-worthy quarterback. He just looks way too flustered under pressure.

    This Glennon mob b.s. Joe keeps bringing up will soon enough develop honest credibility if Freeman continues his piss poor play. A decent quarterback, with Freeman’s athleticism, will find ways to make a play happen. Freeman looks like a deer in the headlights.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Even worse than the Oline was the pass blocking of RB Mike James, he personally let in 3 sacks from his horrendous blocking. I can’t believe he was allowed to get first team reps with Freeman on the field, he nearly got him killed.

  12. Splengo Says:

    I agree Joe, but I’m still worried.

  13. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    @WCBF ….its seems the Bucs are going to run their plays regardless of what the opposition is doing. If the plan is to “not show to much to the teams the Bucs are going to play again” consider that plan a complete success.

    Special teams looked better (could get much worse from last week), Spence at the “tilted nose” looked good. LVD the “tackling machine” is great. Very little else to get excited about during this “dress rehearsal” 3rd pre-season game.

    I hope Revis can improve things for this secondary.

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    hopefully a guard upgrade will come available when cut downs start happening. I am not panicking yet. Glennon had a 43 passer rating until the last td and he was going against future car salesman and truck drivers. Off topic but I was encouraged that the secondary got their hands on some balls instead of watching receivers waltz into the end zone constantly. All bucs fan need to pray to whatever god he or she believes in for nick’s toe to hold up.

  15. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    @SeanyMac in SC

    Agreed. Lets not forget that the Miami defense was/is actually pretty good.

    Schiano seems like the type to want to conceal a large amount of plays from a team they will face in the regular season. I just hope it pays off and we can surprise some teams with this supposedly complex play book. Brian Leonard, of three or four different playbooks in his career, said that this was the most complex one he has seen, by far.

    Even though the ones were out there for awhile, this was still not regular season type football. Players have a lot more passion for games that matter. I imagine VJ and Mike Will would have caught those passes in the regular season. Players like Freeman, Vincent, Mike Will, etc. KNOW they don’t have to worry about making the roster in pre season so its easy to see how they might not feel the same sense of urgency as a real game.

    I hope this is the case here.

  16. tcaviar Says:

    Mf are stupid bet the line blocks swell in the regular season dummys silly add people getting all bent out of shape over preseason

  17. Splengo Says:

    The good news is we still have 3 weeks to get it right because we play the Jets in week 1. lol

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Did you see the way Miami’s NT Paul Soliai Knocked Davin back on that down block (1qt 2 & 6 5:54 on the clock/ 16:55:20 video)

    ..Might take a minute; for Davin to have confidence in that knee( When Live bullets are flying)

  19. Mike J Says:

    Bostad ought to consider not dipping the O-line in Thorazine prior to games.

  20. SacBucs Says:

    Hillis did a better job at pass protection then all the backs so far.