Here Come The Bucs (Punt Rush)September 22nd, 2012
One of the coolest plays of the early season for the Bucs was Aqib Talib, playing special teams, flying in and nailing a crucial blocked punt against the Carolina Panthers.
It was an early shot across the bow by the New Schiano Order: The Bucs will come after you not just defensively, but on special teams as well.
Jason Garrett saw the play. And the Cowboys coach apparently has heeded the Bucs warning.
Last week against Seattle, Cowboys punter Chris Jones had a punt blocked. Cowboys coaches have noted that his blocked punt is an invitation for the Bucs to bring the house, so writes Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“I guess I’ve kind of been warned of that,” Jones said. “I guess everybody has. I don’t think we should have our main focus on that. I think if everybody does their job, everything’s going to be fine.”
With the Cowboys having allowed two blocks in 18 games, the Bucs smell blood.
As they should. The way the Bucs have been ripped apart through the air, Greg Schiano should stop at nothing in order to keep the ball out of Tony Romo’s hands, and that includes going all out on special teams.