What Will Hurt The Bucs

November 20th, 2010

Gregg Rosenthal discusses the sieve that is the Bucs rush defense in this NBCSports.com video.

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10 Responses to “What Will Hurt The Bucs”

  1. gitarlvr Says:

    File this under beating a dead horse.

  2. thomas 2.1 Says:

    Well I believe that they are playing in a state that has legalized marijuana, and we know this teams record in a state where marijuana is illegal – so toking advantage of this could “hurt” the mary jane tempted bucs.

    mike williams should be fine however since there is “no” chance that he was partaking in any of that natural stuff at 2:48am yesterday. He actually makes sure to only drink enough to stay just below the legal limit even if it affects his ability to stay inside his lane of travel.

  3. mike56wesley Says:

    A lot of young players not enough veterans to set examples. first arrest.for stupidy and you would have to admit he showed good intention by giveng a urine sample just to show he was not on drugs so he wouldnt have people think he was,the kid seems to make dumb mistakes cheating on a test,hes the first to ever do that driving while having a couple of drinks and thinking your ok to drive your right under the limit but shouldnt be driving.good job by the officer many upset me too think he should have let him go home if close or have him call a friend to pick him up,but hes remorseful,worked hard to get back in school so i think hes going to learn from this and learn nothing is borderline drunk.the police could have saved the bucs from having a dui in the making.i see a lot of recievers with a worse attitude and bagage over the years.he wont be in trouble again,


    All will be well after we collect that W…

    “Yeah, I said it” – Rah

  5. mike56wesley Says:

    Very true F.G.O. very true ,we get no respect everyones talking about troy smith.we got on highlights more last year so the guys can laugh at us now they dont want to eat crow,they are waiting for a downfall but that wont happen.GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Go Bucs!!! Let’s get the win!!!

  7. Jonny Says:

    Why the f$%^ are you guys talking about character issues when the bigger issue that has been discussed here is our pathetic run defense?


    I think we win a game of attrition. We’ll give up a lot of yards on the ground but will make the key plays at the crucial moments on D, along with a young Niners offense that will commit a lot of penalties. This should be one of those games that we should win because we have the better QB.

    MW makes up for his thoughtlessness with a big day.

    I’m going out on a limb and changing the name. Don’t let me down, Greg.

  9. BamBamBuc Says:

    I’m not worried about this “pathetic run defense”. The latest trend is that the run defense is getting better. Over the past three games we’ve averaged about 30 yards per game vs the run less. Of course, that can be attributed to a couple things. First, we had leads against the Panthers and Cardinals, meaning they tend to pass more. It might be said that it’s still bad because it was Goodson getting 100, and he’s a backup. But, total yards against was only 118, so beyond Goodson, not much was given up. Michael Turner in Atlanta had 107, team total 130. Again, one guy getting some yards, but not much beyond that. And the totals are going down.

    Also, part of the trend, early on we gave up a couple 200 yard rushing games. Those haven’t been seen in a while. They skewed the numbers upward, and they’re slowly coming back down. Our average YPC against is bad, but two teams are worse, and neither are the Bills. The Colts are actually allowing 5.0 yards per carry. So, why don’t teams run more against them? Because they get leads early. If the Bucs can jump out to a lead, we can limit the carries and play into our strength of pass defense.

    The run defense is predicated upon the score. Our offense getting off to a fast start determines if the D will have a good day or bad day against the run. Again, sometimes the best defense is a good offense.

  10. gitarlvr Says:

    Not so sure the run defense is getting better. There hasn’t been a repeat of what happened in New Orleans yet but I’ve seen enough highlights of Frank Gore to know he is the kind of running back that will make the Bucs back seven look like they’ve never made a tackle in their life. I see this game as a very simple formula for the Bucs. Continue the offensive streak from the past couple games and pick off Troy Smith once or twice or, probably lose. Frank Gore is going to have a field day folks but beyond him the 49ers have every opportunity to suck.