Sackless BucsOctober 20th, 2013
No sacks today for Tampa Bay. And now after six games Bucs defensive linemen have a total of six sacks. Six! That’s about as bad as it gets.
Considering the Bucs were supposed to rack up significantly more sacks this season after adding the likes of Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and Johnthan Banks, the impotence of the Bucs pass rush is astounding.
Joe would like to know. If Gerald McCoy is getting such good push and is a Pro Bowl caliber beast, then why can’t the Bucs get anything off the edge from Adrian Clayborn? The man was a first-round pick and has two sacks this season — and two in his last 11 games.
When NFL stats are updated Tuesday after Week 7, the Bucs will check in ranked in the bottom third of the NFL in total sacks.
Frankly, the Bucs haven’t had a nasty pass rush since Greg White burst onto the scene in 2007, with eight sacks in a part-time role. That Bucs defense had the No. 1-ranked pass defense in the NFL. The Bucs are miles away from that kind of success.