Do What You Are Supposed To Do!October 23rd, 2012
It was a galling loss to the Saints Sunday at the stadium on Dale Mabry. The Bucs defense allowed Saints receivers to run wild like antelope on the Alaskan tundra, making Saints receiver Lance Moore look like a Canton first-ballot inductee.
Bucs defensive lineman George Johnson said the slip in the Bucs defense was simple: People weren’t doing their jobs.
In the second half, the Bucs somewhat buckled down, sans the touchdown gifted by the Bucs after some illegal hollering by the field goal defense.
“The first half we got out of doing what we were supposed to do,” Johnson said. “The second half we did what we talked to do the whole week and that is to play them, just try to get our hand up and get in their face and disrupt them the whole time,” Johnson said.
E.J. cornerback E.J. Biggers agreed with Johnson but was much less specific. Biggers said over and over that the Bucs just needed to do their jobs. When Joe pressed what exactly that was, Biggers smiled sheepishly and said, “We just needed to do our jobs, that’s all I can tell you.”
“You just know in these division games it is always going to be a dogfight,” Johnson said. Drew Brees is “a great player, a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback. It’s hard to contain anyone in this league and he is one of the best.”
That will be different Thursday night. Samantha Steele-bedding Christian Ponder is not quite yet mentioned in the same breath as Brees, and is coming off a very pedestrian outing with a grand total of 58 yards passing.