“The Most Efficient We Were Defensively”October 1st, 2013
Considering the Bucs offense is more impotent than a Viagra-free Hugh Hefner, it’s downright amazing how the Bucs defense looks on the NFL stat sheets.
Through four weeks of the season, the Bucs are ninth in points allowed per game (17.5), 12th overall yards allowed (332.2 ppg.) and their pass and run defenses are each in the upper half of the league.
“I thought it was probably the most efficient we were defensively since we’ve been here in actually executing our jobs to a man,” Schiano said. “You know, I’ve talked about it often; It’s a team defense we play. It’s reliant on each other doing their jobs. You know it’s never going to be perfect, but it’s much, much better than we’ve been. And we just need to keep improving and understanding what we’re doing.”
On the negative side, Schiano said there was too much poor tackling against the Cardinals.
Joe’s proud of the Bucs defense, but it can only do so much. Also, Schiano’s praise for the Bucs’ efficiency “to a man” makes the Ahmad Black release today that much more curious, especially considering Mark Barron is hurt and Dashon Goldson is a suspension waiting to happen.