Super Scout Butch Davis

October 23rd, 2012

On a tight, shortened preparation schedule this week with a Thursday night game, it seems the Bucs defense will rely more than ever before on the watchful eyes of Butch Davis.

The former Cowboys defensive line coach, and former Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes and University of North Carolina head coach, is a major force in the defensive planning each week and surely came to the table with all the ins and outs on how to stop the Vikings’ Christian Ponder.

Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan explained today at One Buc Palace.

“He’s around all the time,” Sheridan said of Davis. “He watches a ton of film of our upcoming opponent. He’s almost from a film study standpoint, he’s almost like an advance scout. Even before we’re ready to move on to the next game, he’s already looked at three or four games of the upcoming opponent. He does a great job of really analyzing the upcoming quarterbacks we’re playing, and how they move in the pocket, how they scramble, where they like to throw the ball to, what kind of playactions. He does a great job of that. And these are all things he’s done in the past at other places and he shares them with us.

“He’s in a majority of our defensive meetings in the early part of the week when we’re digesting the film and putting together the plan. Yes, so he’s a tremendous resource and has been very helpful.” 

Joe’s not sure what this all means, especially considering the Bucs have been poor against the pass and have struggled to get to and stop quarterbacks. Davis. of course, might be doing a lot more than just what Sheridan identified and Davis doesn’t have a final say.

Regardless, Joe found it interesting to hear some details shed on Davis’ role.

9 Responses to “Super Scout Butch Davis”

  1. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Mark Dominic needs to write down everything he see’s during this experience. Mark/Buccaneers need to create a process and set it in stone. So, when Butch leaves… he can use someone else as an advanced scout.

  2. Andrew Says:

    I have a feeling we are looking at our next GM in Butch Davis. we’ll see.

  3. Andrew Says:

    he definitely had an eye for talent when at North Carolina. not so much for the coaching part.

  4. SteveK Says:

    Butch can spy talent. If Dom is a Rock Star, then Butch is The Rolling Stones.

  5. Morgan Says:

    Too bad Davis can’t mentor Coach S on the basic NFL rules. Someone needs to.

  6. Nick2 Says:

    Talent has alot to do with our stopping the pass. I have stopped calling Aqib Talib a “shutdown corner” and while Eric Wright is decent he is no Darelle Revis. We basically need to draft a few corners with some upside before we get any better. The pass rush? Same thing we have pretty much struck out on alot of DE’s in the last few years but hopefully Bowers can come in here and prove me wrong.

  7. Buc O Deer Says:

    If Butch is our Super scout, I hate to see what our average scouts game plan looks like.

    On the interception, GMAC tipped the ball. The defensive front would have been better off just keeping there hands up, making Brees throw over them. That’s what makes the Giants line tough, they are very good but always have their hands up.

    We are gonna draft in the top ten. We need to hit on the early picks again. Don’t see the Glazers spending like last off-season. Attendance isn’t that great, will have to look at bargain basement free agents ala the Rays way.

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Buc Fan #237 Says:
    October 23rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Mark Dominic needs to write down everything he see’s during this experience. Mark/Buccaneers need to create a process and set it in stone. So, when Butch leaves… he can use someone else as an advanced scout.

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    Words of wisdom right there.

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    Morgan Says:
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Too bad Davis can’t mentor Coach S on the basic NFL rules. Someone needs to.

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    Did you really expect there to be zero mistakes when bringing over a college coach? Get real, partner. Schiano will learn…he’s a smart guy.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Nick2 Says:
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Talent has alot to do with our stopping the pass. I have stopped calling Aqib Talib a “shutdown corner” and while Eric Wright is decent he is no Darelle Revis.

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    I agree on Talib. I said he needed to go all last off season, but no one listens to me.

    As to Eric Wright, he is a fantastic #2 CB. #2′s are not often the greatest CBs…usually they are acceptable to good. Wright is better than good, but not great. The problem is that he’s the best on the team atm…we don’t have a true #1.

    I was a little upset when we didn’t get a SB in the first round…at first…but by the time the draft was complete I was sold. We’ll address the CB position this off season…unless someone already on the team steps up.

    Biggers is not my favorite player, but if he truly leaves his past behind him (his quitting attitude from 2011; any yes…he quit on many plays), and shows that he can play well…then he’ll win me over.

    I’m all about second chances…even third chances for some guys. In Talib’s case, he’s had WAY too many chances.

 
 

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