Sean Jones Talks To Joe

October 16th, 2010

sean jonesA few days ago, Joe had the chance to chat with Bucs safety Sean Jones. The first-year Bucs player spoke about the Bucs defense, what he brings to the table as a safety, and the team’s relationship with head coach Raheem Morris.

JoeBucsFan: How much of a difference has it been coming from Philly to the Bucs? Is there that much of a difference between the X’s and O’s?

Sean Jones: Totally different. In Philly, we pretty much blitzed every play. Here, it’s pretty much a Tampa-2 and we play a lot of coverage zones to stop the run. It’s a different kind of scheme.

Joe: Are you still trying to become comfortable in this system? Or are you comfortable in this system?

Jones: I’m definitely real comfortable in this system. It’s similar to the system we played in with Cleveland. Our base defense in Cleveland was very similar.

Joe: So was coming here like putting on an old pair of shoes? What I mean by that is this was a defense you knew, you just sort of had to shake the rust and cobwebs off.

Jones: Yeah. This is a great defense. In this defense, we just have to be physical and make plays.

Joe: Raheem Morris is both the head coach and he also has the title of defensive coordinator. He used to be the secondary coach. How hands on is he with the secondary?

Jones: He’s very hands on for a head coach. He’s always in our meeting rooms. He’s always in our defensive backs room. He’s always giving his pointers. As defensive backs, we have a great deal of respect for him. We ball out to make him look good.

Joe: What are some things you learned from him?

Jones: Yeah, defense. X’s and O’s of our defense.

Joe: Give me an example of something you learned. You know like, ‘Oh, wow, that will help.’

(Laughs) No, man, I can’t do that.

Joe: (Laughs) OK. We won’t go there. What would you say is your strength is as a safety?

Jones: Hhhmm. I’d say my speed and I’m a good tackler. I just want to be an all-around player, be all over the field.

Joe: Now Kellen Winslow for example, he just raves about Morris. Says he wouldn’t want to play for another coach. Do the rest of the players have that kind of respect and admiration for him?

Jones: Most definitely. Rah is a great young coach. He’s full of energy. A lot of players can relate to him. We just want to go out there and win and play hard for him, each and every week.

8 Responses to “Sean Jones Talks To Joe”

  1. bucsrthebest Says:

    why is there a pick of tanard jackson?

  2. bucsrthebest Says:

    why is there a pic of tanard jackson?

  3. Joe Says:

    OK, Joe will correct that. Thanks.

  4. Travis Says:

    “Joe: Give me an example of something you learned. You know like, ‘Oh, wow, that will help.’

    Jones: (Laughs) No, man, I can’t do that.”


  5. JDouble Says:

    Rah is a secondary specialist….and somehow our secondary is saving our butts week after week. Even though we have no pass rush and we have a rookie 7th rounder playing instead of TJax, and another 2nd year guy who is basicly a rookie in Biggers, we are tied for 1st in the league with 9 INts and our pass defense is ranked 9th.

    If nothing else, you have to hand it to Rah for how well the secondary is doing so far. It is quite amazing.

  6. BamBamBuc Says:

    Morris has done a good job with the secondary, and with play-calling on defense. He’s had the guys in the right place at the right time more often than not. Problem is these guys are young, and they make mistakes from time to time. It’s not the design, it’s the execution. Grimm not turning around against the Steelers is execution. Talib tipping the INT into the WRs hands is execution. Even up front, when they get knocked out of their gap, it’s execution. But you see good execution as well, like Black looping inside on the blitz for a huge sack, Grimm’s pick 6 last week, and so on. When they execute the plays well more consistently, the D will improve overall. They’re young, they will make mistakes and execute poorly from time to time. It’s a growing, learning process.

  7. Gary Says:

    I can say this everyweek but this week will be a good test to see where we really are. We made mistakes in the bengals game but came through in the end with defensive and offensive plays. In the past it was always the d with the o doing enough. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I we take this one I don’t care what anyone says my hopes and expectations will go through the roof!

  8. JDouble Says:

    If we win this one, the band wagon will be over flowing and it’ll be Buc mania in the national sports news.

    The thing is, as excited as I’d be to win this game today, it’s not that unlikely. Brees is going to throw all day and he will get his, but they have no Bush or Pierre Thomas. They are very one dimensional and that’s why they got beat last week by a mediocre Cardinals team. They are coming into our house and we know exactly what thier game plan is. We’ll be in the 3-3-5 all day and just have to make some turnovers.

    What it really comes down to is offense. Will Blount and Huggins get involved today? Will Mike Williams be 100%? Will Zuttah be ok at center? Is this the game where Benn finally steps up?

    The Saints are gonna score points…can we? I think it’s fair to say if the Saints reach 27 points we lose. If we hold them under 27, we have a good chance.