Lovie Should Improve SacksJanuary 2nd, 2014
Yes, Gerald McCoy is a stud. After that, well, that’s about it on the Bucs defensive line.
Yes, the Bucs actually improved their sack total last year. No joke. The Bucs actually had seven more sacks in 2013, 35. Still, that ranks them 23rd in the NFL, just slightly better than pathetic.
Interestingly, that 35 sack total and 23rd ranking matches the worst sack production in Lovie Smith’s eight-year tenure with the Bears, his first year. The next three seasons, Lovie got the Bears to raise their game rushing the quarterback to post three straight seasons finishing in the top 10 in the NFL in sacks.
So Joe has hope for the Bucs’ pass rush. A completely healthy Adrian Clayborn along with an emerging Will Gholston should see their output improve, if Joe has to guess. It can’t get much worse than it has been of late.
Oh, yeah, Joe’s pretty confident we have seen the last of the dancing Sheridan Stunts.
Sure would be nice if Team Glazer could somehow get Rod Marinelli out of his contract with the Cowboys.