Michael Johnson Signing OfficialMarch 11th, 2014
The first step to making opposing quarterbacks sweat is now official, as the Bucs have made it public. Defensive end Michael Johnson is now a member of your Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will be interesting to see how Johnson pans out.
Now Joe thinks it is fair when people question h0w during a contract year Johnson, a former double-digit sack guy (11.5), dropped to single-digit sacks (3.5) last year. Also, it’s fair to be concerned Johnson has but one season with double-digit sacks.
Now if Adrian Clayborn’s 5.5 sack season last year was “solid,” but solid will get you 4-12, what does that say about Johnson?
Yes, Joe knows sacks are overrated at times and disruption can be more important. Disruption leads to turnovers.
It was but a couple of weeks ago, Joe was told by Bucs officials that Darrelle Revis was a key cog in the Bucs defense. Now, he’s as wanted as a banana peel. So frankly, Joe doesn’t know what to believe — if single digit sacks are great or just “solid,” which gets you 12 losses.