Offense About Ready To Break Out

November 4th, 2010

Mike Williams 1010Joe remembers the days of Father Dungy, when fans at the CITS drank twice as many (or more) beers than the Bucs made first downs.

It was neanderthal football. Sid Luckman rolled in his grave. It was nearly irresponsible football, asking the great Bucs defense to both shut out the opposing team, and try to score points.

Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud knows there is a lot of pressure on the Bucs defense. So he could breath a sigh of relief when he saw what could be a glimpse of the future when the Bucs offense opened it up against Arizona, so documents Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.

With quarterback Josh Freeman’s penchant for staging fourth-quarter rallies and a quick-strike capability emerging on offense, a sense of contentment has begun to grow among the players on defense.

“It’s comforting,” Ruud said of the offense’s newfound ability to score regularly and carry its share of the responsibility for winning. “It’s something I haven’t had in a while.”

Joe has written this before, but he was more than geeked over what the offense looked like, and may look like at Atlanta Sunday. The addition of LeGarrette Blount has completely opened up the offense now that defenses actually have to concern themselves with a run.

The Bucs offense, with Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn and Kellen Winslow, really has a chance to blow up like we’ve never seen before.

Bring on Sunday!

6 Responses to “Offense About Ready To Break Out”

  1. McBuc Says:

    Thank god you are back up Joe, that last our of “work” was going to be slow.

  2. BamBamBuc Says:

    What happened? Did ESPN try and shut you down?

  3. Nick2 Says:

    Joe I have watched the Bucs since Spurrier was quarterback and we NEVER have had a prolific offense. I am holding my breath and pinching myself. Blount is just too good to be true. Am I dreaming????

  4. JDouble Says:

    I think our offense will continue to get better and better, but I wouldn’t jump the gun and get too excited or expect too much too quick. You have to remember that the Cardinals defense is ranked even worse than ours is. The Falcons, and the Chargers both put up 41 points on them. They are giving up and average of 29 points a game. It was great fun to watch last week, but I wouldn’t expect that kind of performance every week.

    Also, Freeman has only thrown 4 TDs in our last 5 games. We’ll get there. These guys have so much potential it’s just scary, but I think it will take a bit longer to really see a great consistant offense emerge.

    Just sayin’

  5. jvato24 Says:

    Jdouble is right

  6. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Watching Josh Freeman wind up and hurl the ball downfield is an absolute thing of beauty……that pass to Benn was like watching Tiger off the tee