Bucs Defense Catching EyesAugust 24th, 2014
Joe had typed time after time after time this past summer he wasn’t worried about the defense. Sure, Joe groused that the Bucs let go of All-World corner Darrelle Revis, but Joe has pretty much let that water flow past the bridge.
Of course, if the Bucs are hurting for corners and Revis returns to his pre-surgery form, yes, let’s just say Joe has the memory of an elephant.
The Bucs’ defense, led by seemingly unstoppable Gerald McCoy, has caught the attention of eyeballs around the NFL. And few bigger are the eyeballs in the cranium of NPR-listening, filthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigating, barista-training, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King, of theMMQB.com and NBC Sports fame.
Last night, after watching the first team defense of the Bucs suffocate Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel and his offense, King took to Twitter to explain how NFL offenses should not sleep well the week prior to playing the Bucs.
I’m Just Saying Dept.: TB’s first-unit defense has played 14 series this month and allowed three points. #Lovieknowethhisstuff
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 24, 2014
Again, Joe has no concerns about how this Bucs defense will play. So long as the Bucs stay healthy, Joe has zero concerns.
Now if the Bucs lose another cornerback or two to injury, then Joe will start sweating. Just a hunch, so too will Bucs front office types.