Unacceptable ConfusionDecember 30th, 2013
Joe blasted the Bucs defense for not showing up yesterday. There was no resistance. Drew Brees, through three quarters, was 22-for-28 for 376 yards and four touchdowns. Brees is great at home, but not that great.
The Bucs’ allegedly good defense was invisible, giving up the booty to the tune of 35 points in those three quarters, and it was all on the defense. The Bucs offense was at least moving the ball and eating up clock during those first 45 minutes.
Former Bucs tight end Dave Moore, color man for the Buccaneers Radio Network, explained why the level of confusion was unacceptable.
Being lost in the secondary against a division opponent is stunning, Moore said. He explained that teams start studying division opponents early in the offseason because it represents six of 16 games.
“To be confused against a team that you know, that’s in your division, is something different, Moore told Ian Beckles this morning on WDAE-AM 620. “You can’t have those type of breakdowns.”
On those breakdowns, Moore said “somebody doesn’t understand their responsibilities” and suggested the Bucs missed injured Mark Barron badly. Moore also said season-long secondary troubles were mostly about the Bucs offering up defensive backs to pick on. The guys not named Revis weren’t up to the challenges.
Catch Moore’s entire post-beating breakdown below.