The Bucs’ 12th-Ranked DefenseSeptember 10th, 2013
They hit. They sacked. They intimidated. They swarmed. They forced turnovers. They only allowed 16 points.
Yes, the Bucs’ defense was effective Sunday but it wasn’t enough for a win.
Who knew the Bucs offense would take a dump to open the game, give the Jets a safety, and have no “flow,” as Greg Schiano called it.
Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books, and the Bucs have the 12th-ranked defense based on yards allowed, the common leaguewide grading. The secondary is ranked 12th, and the run defense is 20th, helped in large part to the Bucs gifting Geno Smith 10 yards near the end of the game.
Yes, the Bucs played the lowly Jets, but the players executed defensively. That offers hope against Drew Brees this weekend.