Okoye, Gibson And Run Defense Got Night OffAugust 18th, 2012
If you couldn’t find defensive tackles Amobi Okoye and Gary Gibson last night, it wasn’t you. Neither played against Tennessee.
This is troubling to any astute Bucs observer. Both of those veterans were brought in to shore up the depth up the gut of the Bucs defense, and that was before Brian Price was sent packing for late-round draft pick. But Okoye and Gibson are nursing injuries. Okoye practiced this week, but Joe’s unsure about Gibson.
What makes things worse is that the Bucs didn’t play well up front last night, and Greg Schiano detailed his displeasure.
“Misfits, missed tackling, and not attacking the line of scrimmage. You know, too much hovering as a defensive front,” Schiano said. “That was something that we talked about, an area of improvement. So it’s disappointing that we didn’t. But we got to go back to work and we’ll get it right. We’re going to play run defense. We will do that.”
Joe liked that Schiano line, “We’re going to play run defense.”
Thank you, Coach. Please, please, make that dream come true.