What Will The Bucs Front Seven Play Like?

August 13th, 2010

When co-hosts of Sirius NFL Radio’s “Movin’ the Chains,” Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan, along with special guest host Bill Cowher, descended upon One Buc Palace Wednesday, the Bucs were beyond accommodating to the trio.

All aspects of the Bucs training camp was open to them, whether it was dropping in on positional chalktalks with coaches, picking general manager Mark Dominik’s brain for information or eavesdropping on huddles during practice, the entire operation was an open door to VIP visitors.

At one point in the four-hour show, the discussion turned to the Bucs defensive front seven.

Bill Cowher:  Quincy Black is impressive to me. He’s a well-built guy. [Linebackers coaching intern] Greg Lloyd is very impressed with Quincy Black. This is a linebacker you have to keep your eye on. These guys can fly.

Tim Ryan:  I believe [the Bucs] are going to need second-level blitzes. The concern I have with this football team is the [defensive front] rush. If that isn’t part of your identity, there will be some growing pains. Will they stay with it? As it becomes your identity, they will have a chance to grow with this defense.

Pat Kirwan:  How much stunting will there be?

Cowher:  My sense is [Raheem the Dream] will let the [defensive line] play. ‘We have to penetrate. We have to get in the backfield. Yes, we have to cover the run.’ Yes, there is a base package and then you scale back.

I like the way they are thinking. You have to let them play. Let them penetrate and then let the linebackers play off of them and then use their disruption.

So there you have it: Three football minds Joe trusts a great deal believe Todd Wash will use just about every stunt and trick known to man to enable the defensive front to get penetration.

If that happens, it could be a snowball effect, keeping heat off the linebackers.

12 Responses to “What Will The Bucs Front Seven Play Like?”

  1. Matt Says:

    Steve White has been preaching this all offseason. Hopefully it comes to fruition.

  2. Dew Says:

    Joe, I called WFLA and they are broadcasting the Bucs game tomorrow night starting with a pregame show at 6:30PM even though it doesn’t show on there programming guide.

  3. RustyRhino Says:

    I wonder if the “chin” is watching and taking some notes for his old team????? Along with another “old” Steeler Lloyd who is interning at One Buc…
    It is nice to have their comments on our teams progress, but it appearers a bit fishy to me.
    Maybe I am a little off on this.?

  4. goodfellajay Says:

    i really think our D will play good …i said it before idk why ppl are down on us in the NFL u go 1-15 then go 11-5 in a year…idk if we will have a winning season ..i think we will and hope we do…if we dont and go 3-13 or 5-11 i be the first one on this site saying we need a new coach but give it more than 1 year before we write them off….

  5. goodfellajay Says:

    dont be a fake fan like[Javier n Wimauma is a nerd with a small PP we all know that…poor guy never been to a game just watches on his 19” sd tv

  6. Jonny Says:

    Nice one goodfella. Thought the same about Javier.

  7. Joe Says:


    Joe, I called WFLA and they are broadcasting the Bucs game tomorrow night starting with a pregame show at 6:30PM even though it doesn’t show on there programming guide.

    Joe knew that when the preseason schedule came out. The NFL does not black out road games and Out House’s TV listings do not supercede binding contracts between two seperate entities.

  8. Ash Says:

    Is that Cato June in the pic?

  9. Jdouble Says:

    Last year we asked our front four hold the line of scrimmage….which they couldn’t do.

    This year we will ask our front four to attack the line of scrimmage and get into the backfield. Even if we struggle a bit with such a young line, I think this change will make a huge difference.

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Tim Ryan comes off sounding like he doesn’t even know about our team. Will we abandon the pass rush???! Yeah sure…we drafted 2 stud DTs just for the heck of it.

    I swear, these out of town media guys think that just because we didn’t take a DE, we’ll have no pass rush.

    The DTs will bring us a pass rush, either through themselves or indirectly by drawing attention to themselves.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yea, I wish Steve White was a part of the team. They could use him, no doubt.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    Man, I’m so freakin pumped! Our 1’st game is tomorrow night!! Go Buccsssss!!!! Yea!!!!! Let’s pump it up!!!!! Let’s rock!!!!!!