Losing To Kellen Clemens Is UnacceptableDecember 20th, 2013
No matter how much Darrelle Revis wants to hype Rams backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, Joe’s not buying it.
Clemens is not a good quarterback. As a starter, he’s one of the worst in the NFL.
Greg Schiano told us yesterday that the Bucs are only two pieces away from being a dominant defense. That means they’re close, and the likes of Clemens should struggle mightily Sunday if Schiano is assessing his team accurately.
Speaking last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, Revis talked the talk about his old Jets teammate Clemens. Apparently with a straight face, he expressed concern.
Revis said Clemens and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer (the former Jets offensive coordinator) might come after him because they know some of Revis’ “tricks” in the secondary. Then Revis talked about how Clemens is great at moving the ball around and people forget he was a second pick with plenty of talent.
Joe couldn’t stomach more of that stuff.
Clemens represents arguably the least dangerous QB the Bucs will face all season. He’s not going to hurt you with his legs, and he will make mistakes.
As Revis noted, the 49ers often lined up Sunday with only one wide receiver to run the ball down the Bucs’ throat. The Bucs knew what was coming — Joe’s words — and still couldn’t stop it.
Look for the Rams to attempt the same thing Sunday. But Clemens will have to make plays, assuming the Bucs offense doesn’t go on a turnover spree. And Clemens should be thwarted, forced into mistakes, picked off.
Clemens can’t be allowed to beat the Bucs, not with his weak stable of receivers. That just can’t happen.