A Dawn Of A New DayMarch 29th, 2014
Bucs fans have been so p!ssed off by the team’s pass rushing incompetence, they have been banned from untold numbers of watering holes for throwing so many beer bottles at TVs. It really was disgusting to watch opposing quarterbacks have so much time they could order pizza delivery.
A rare time the Bucs swarmed the quarterback was in the first win of 2013, after defenders (Lavonte David most notably) all but demanded their coaches unchain them and, in the words of Warren Sapp, let the dogs hunt.
And hunt they did against the Dolphins, putting Ryan Tannehill on the ground on consecutive plays and forcing him into throwing a game-ending interception. It was one of the rare times Bucs commander Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan unleashed the hounds, despite the results, preferring instead to run odd stunts on the front line.
Well, with Bucs coach Lovie Smith on board, that crap is going to stop right now. Multimedia guru Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com has word that will bring Bucs fans to their feet quicker than ordering Tricia Cusmano.
@ScottSBucs: Steven Means: “Coach Smith has given us the green light to pin our ears back and go put every quarterback on his back.”
This is frankly a long time coming and really inexcusable that Schiano and company didn’t do this more often. No, Schiano didn’t trust his defensive ends to get heat on quarterbacks, but monkeying around with the twisted Sheridan stunts play after play after play?