Red Meat For Bucs Defensive LineAugust 25th, 2014
In 13 days, the Bucs will host the Stinking Panthers at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway to kick off the 2014 season. Since Lovie Smith was hired in January, he has been talking about, emphasizing, demanding, pleading, praying, willing that the Bucs get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
If Lovie needs more incentive for his defensive front seven to hit and punish QB to start the season, it is here.
For it seems if Stinking Panthers quarterback Cam Newton plays, then he won’t be 100 percent. Just take a gander at the Stinking Panthers’ own Twitter account.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 24, 2014
So there you go Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn, Clinton McDonald and Michael Johnson. There is your read meat. Now go hunt, as Warren Sapp would say.
The Stinking Panthers offense is one dimensional as it is with the wide receiver corps decimated by offseason defections and cuts. You take away its quarterback, and that offense totally becomes one dimensional.
The best thing for a defense is for an offense to be a one-trick pony.