What Will The Defense Look Like?June 21st, 2014
Of course, many Bucs fans are clamoring to know what the offense will look like. The Bucs have kept the shroud covering the offense tightly zipped. But, what about the defense?
Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner, by way of the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, explained the defense is all about turnovers.
“Not only is Coach [Lovie] Smith defensive-minded, but he’s a big fan of getting the ball back for the offense — and that’s what I’m all about,’’ Verner said. “I’m disappointed in any game where I don’t find a way to hit the football.’’
This will be good to know. The nucleus of a turnover machine is already in place. Under then-Bucs commander Greg Schiano, the Bucs finished fifth in the NFL in takeaways. That’s damn good. But it also shows how pitiful the Bucs offense was last year that even with short fields, it couldn’t take advantage. The results were shameful.
So once again, all eyes go back to Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford. If the offense can’t take advantage of turnovers, then takeaways become trivial.