“That Does Not Scare Them”November 22nd, 2012
The Bucs’ secondary doesn’t strike fear into NFL teams, and Sunday against Atlanta will not be an exception.
But even if the Bucs had the 2000 versions of Ronde Barber and Donnie Abraham starting at cornerback, the Falcons wouldn’t be intimidated. Speaking at One Buc Palace yesterday, Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan explained that Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is so dangerous because he confidently throws into coverage successfully and doesn’t get spooked.
“No matter what coverage you’re in, you can take your corner and run him straight back when the ball is snapped, that does not scare them from throwing the ball down the field because they think their guys can go up and get it. And they do.” Sheridan said. “
Load up on Tums and prepare for the Bucs’ secondary to get roasted like a good Thanksgiving turkey on Sunday.
“We’re going up in class, for sure, right? It’s going to be some challenge.” Greg Schiano said yesterday.
Joe’s mentally prepared for a beating, but Joe’s also prepared for the Bucs to outscore the Falcons and wear them down physically as the game presses into its final minutes.