Joseph Says Bucs Weren’t Ready For NoiseSeptember 9th, 2013
Captain Davin Joseph goes deep into the Bucs’ communication troubles in hostile territory at the Meadowlands yesterday, via the WDAE-AM 620 audio below.
Unfortunately, Joseph explains in detail that the Bucs didn’t prepare well enough for noise. Keep in mind the first-half safety, a signaling foul-up between Jeremy Zuttah and Josh Freeman, cost the Bucs dearly in the one-point loss.
“There were a lot of things that were happening in training camp and in practice that kind of caught up with us. It kind of opened all of our eyes really. And so we’ve got to fix it. We’re going to take this week and really work on our communication even though we’re home. And just really working hard at being able to communicate in the noise, being that in our own division we play at New Orleans, at Carolina, at Atlanta, and it’s really loud so we have to be able to communicate in the noise. I don’t think we did enough to be ready for [the noise] and that’s what I mean by it caught up with us. Our focuses were on the cadence and we needed to be able to go silent count. We weren’t focusing on that very much so it kind of caught up with us.”
On the upside, Joseph says his body feels great — Joseph missed last season with a blown knee — and he’s fired up about the Bucs’ “hard-hitting” defense “that’s going to win us a championship.” (Click the button below.)