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Im not sure I saw anything impressive from Madu in preseason Apple. Dude is active as an insurance policy against Blount getting injured again. Quite frankly if the Bucs have to make a claim on that policy then its game over.
1) Brees is going to rack up a ton of yards on us. There’s no getting around it. We don’t have the talent in the secondary or the consistency in the pass rush to shut him down completely. HOWEVER, if we can stop the big play and limit them to the underneath routes we can hold them to 21-24 points
2) We’re ALMOST there offensively. Too many easy drops, too many needless penalties, too many under/overthrown balls by Starship.
3) We need a big play early. We ride the emotional roller coaster as a team. If we harness that by coming out guns blazing early on we can take the crowd out of it and grind the Saints D into a pulp with the Blount/Playaction gameplan.
Did anybody see this posted on Grantland? It gave me a good chuckle:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Don’t fool yourself by looking at their record. This is not a good football team. They have a winning record because they’re 4-2 in games decided by a touchdown or less. It could very well be 5-0 with a couple more twists, as the Lions blew them out before giving up a garbage-time touchdown in Week 1, and the Bears basically tried to give the London game away to Tampa, only for the Bucs to try to give it right back. Their record is totally unsupported by their underlying level of play, as this is a team that’s been outscored by 38 points in their seven games. Tampa is 24th in both points scored and points allowed per game. They are really playing like a 6-10 team right now. Tampa’s record is about to reflect it, too, as the Bucs will face the Saints, Texans, and Packers over the next three weeks. It took four takeaways and Sean Payton’s torn ACL for the Buccaneers to beat the Saints last time around. It’s probably not going to happen again. The Panthers are a better team than these Bucs right now.
Nice third down stop and good job Kasay hitting the upright thanks. Any one else notice tjack has had two interception opportunities and one sack but missed all 3. If he hadnt been suspended those would have been turnovers.
I dont mind the call to go for it on 4th down, even though that just ended up costing us a touchdown. But what the hell is that playcall? THATS when you go to PA pass. Also Blount should have bounced that outside and didn’t. He is very physically gifted but he needs to work on vision a little more, its quite obvious now.
I hate that I cannot stand to watch this team for the majority of there games and if this defense id indicative of Raheem we got issues and Aqib Talib sux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he does not play hard and K2 is SO undisciplined
This might be the worse offense in the NFL, we HAVE to get someone in here who understands that you don’t have to have 2 TE’s on 1st and 2nd down, someone who didn’t go to the shred bin and tape together Gruden’s 2 yard and a cloud of dust offense. This is the Bucs offense, 1st down, 2 TE’s, run the ball, get 3 yards, 2nd down, 2 TE’s run the ball get a yard b/c they have 10 men in the box. Now its 3rd down and 6, EVERYONE knows your going to throw, trips formation, throw it 2 yards praying that someone can make a play, now PUNT! Olsen will be FIRED after the year! Hey what about trying a freakin draw play to Blount? FYI, you can run the ball out of many different formations…..
Thomas I must admit you have an argument for this showing. Raheem is in over his head. I am starting my Morris watch starting today. I am not buying this team. No discipline but enjoying the football game. Tampa looks under-prepared on both sides. Oh just another example of what we have been saying during wins and losses. Cheers!
That drive was a coaching clinic. Zone against Saints, ineffective. The first game we played man and aggressive. I am sick of this team. It’s one thing to lose but they are getting out-classed once again like they do so many times. Good luck with those stadium seats again Bucs and Glazers.
Hire a DC and an OC, Rah needs to give up that position, maybe that’s the Glazer’s not wanting to pay for both. Did they even watch any tape or are they just focused on not liking the Saints, last time I checked that doesn’t win games.That being said, let’s get them in the second half
When breesus threw to moore in the endzone i knew that was touchdown.
GMC…. sucks. I am finally awake from the daze i was in. Soft.
Our defense consist of A beat up d line and a better than average safety(t-jack) average safety (jones) A over rated corner( talib) AND A FLIPPING SEVENTH ROUND PICK IN BIGGERS!!!!!! ZERO PLAY FROM THE LINE BACKERS! Im getting tired of ruining my sundays……..
This might be the worse offense in the NFL, we HAVE to get someone in here who understands that you don’t have to have 2 TE’s on 1st and 2nd down, someone who didn’t go to the shred bin and tape together Gruden’s 2 yard and a cloud of dust offense. This is the Bucs offense, 1st down, 2 TE’s, run the ball, get 3 yards, 2nd down, 2 TE’s run the ball get a yard b/c they have 10 men in the box. Now its 3rd down and 6, EVERYONE knows your going to throw, trips formation, throw it 2 yards praying that someone can make a play, now PUNT! Olsen will be FIRED after the year! Hey what about trying a freakin draw play to Blount? FYI, you can run the ball out of many different formations…
SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE!!!!!! AND CHANGE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok so falcons are going to win so now were going to be in 3rd say bye to playoffs…….and is it only me or does it seem like our defense cant stop the run and the air attack to me it looks like every time brees drops back to throw either ifrst down or big play down field……….hate to say it but i saw this coming.
Capt tim thinks gmc should go to the pro bowl with his earth shattering 1 sack but disruption. The only thing disruptive about gmc is the fact that nobody knows whether or not he will be out or questionable on the injury report
Way to early for this comment but I’m frustrated. I don’t care who we draft, who we pick up or not for freeagents the best off season move we can make is releasing Ollie, hiring a DC and oc. I really think the staff is capping our team…
@Patrick I think we all have realized that and more about this team. I will keep saying this win or loss. No discipline and incompetency in preparation is the cousin of failure. “Rah” has no control over this team.
Disagree. When you look at the down, distance and situation for that playaction boot with Brees to Gilmore it was screaming for a run hence Bennett crashing so far down and being unable to properly defend the boot action. Payton has done an excellent job of mixing up his playcalling and tendencies.
Proven, Blount gets 13 carries for 72yds, total of <20 carries for all TB backs. This equals a loss everytime. Watching that crap, poorly executed gameplan of a poor gameplan. Run the damn ball. Throw to the sticks, not 5 yds shy everytime. I can say it this week and maybe I'll be wrong by the end of the season but it is time to consider the next coach of the Bucs. Especially at coordinator. We are the most penalized team in the NFL. Rookie mistakes or crap coaching. You make the call. I'm just ready for our young players to get better which they have only regressed under current coaching staff. Get rid of him sooner than later. If we wanted Grudens playbook wouldn't we be better off just keeping Gruden. Hopefully they have not missed their opportunity to get a top notcch experienced coach or at least a true proven up and comer. I cannot stand to watch the horsecrap play calling by current staff. Something has got to give. Glazers need to get it done and admit that the Raheem experiment has not panned out. Get it done.
Just a thought, maybe Rah was a placeholder until Gruden’s contract ran out. Might explain his small contract and lack of extension even though Dominic got one. Probably over-thinking or wishful thinking.