Chucky Identifies Bucs “Problem”

October 4th, 2011

"Daly, man, this reminds of when I escorted Hooters girls out to the parking lot carrying their damn 40-pound purses."

Chucky, who rarely talks much Buccaneers football since he got canned, was forced to talk about his old club last night as color analyst on Monday Night Football.

Joe’s going to spit out various Chucky takes from the game today and tomorrow.

One interesting moment was when Chucky barked out what he believes ails Bucs offense.

“The problem with the Buccaneers is they don’t want to unleash Freeman because they have young recevers that aren’t ready for it yet,” Chucky said.

Joe’s first reaction was the comment was pretty damn funny and ironic coming the guy that couldn’t find a way to get Joey Galloway on the field at the same time as Antonio Bryant.

That said, Chucky’s no mind reader and he does his research. Joe would bet a few bucks that comment came right from the mouth of Greg Olson.

It’s clear the Bucs aren’t taking many homerun shots downfield. Outside of Arrellious Benn standing out of bounds and then stepping in for a pass last night, the Bucs threw only one pass his way. The guy was a top second-round pick from the deepest draft in history.

It continues to strike Joe how good the Bucs are with still so much room to improve.

24 Responses to “Chucky Identifies Bucs “Problem””

  1. Richard Says:

    I’d much rather us make aggressive mistakes and open things up than hold the team back. They’re not going to learn if the reins aren’t loosened a bit.

  2. Mauha Deeb Says:

    It is odd about the deep balls considering we were one of the best at it last year and now we are far behind that production. Last year we had 49 20+yard and 10 40+yard passes. So far this year we are on pace for 28 20+yard and 8 40+yard passes.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m very encouraged that we really haven’t played a great game yet, but we are still 3-1. There is absolutely no reason this team shouldn’t get better with each week.

  4. Tristan Berry Says:

    I’m sure Coach Morris is just trying to keep the team from peaking too early.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Just win, baby.

    Keep feeding the Big Boy, 25 totes a game to Blount or bust.

    Once you get Blount rolling, then try some deep shots.

    Looking at last night, the Colts were more than happy to give the Bucs a 5 yard checkdown all night, so let’s take it.

    I’d really like to see Blount in on more of the receptions, dude is a difference maker and our key to a post season.


    Uh, wasn’t everyone saying before this game: only 3-step drops?? Wasn’t that the game plan so Mathis and Freeney didn’t tee off on Free??

  7. CaliBucFan Says:

    Josh also badly overthrew some wide open receivers.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Last year they had a full six-month offseason for the QB and WR’s to get completely in sync. This year they only had a month. I’m willing to bet they’ll take more downfield shots as we approach midseason and beyond. They obviously see in practice that the young offensive skill position guys took a bit of a step back because of a lack of time together. I think it’s just a matter of time and I seriously doubt the overall offensive philosophy has changed much from last year.

  9. Number 41 Says:

    The Bucs simply don’t have any receivers that can create separation on the go / fly route.

  10. Dave Says:

    I am very surprised there have not been more shots to Williams, given his knack for going up and getting it last year. That said, there probably is something to what Chucky said.

    Might be a combination of getting the O-Line gelling so he has tme and getting the running game going. Last night, however, seems like it would have been the perfect time. Blount was running, they were protecting well and there were times when Freeney and Mathis were out of the game. Of course it seemed like the Colts were playing 3 deep whenever that happened so they just dumped underneath or hit some of the WRs dragging across.

    Either way, I think as Blount keeps rolling (which he should in SF) and teams can’t double up on Williams so much, I would EXPECT to see a couple deep shots a game to Benn & Williams.

    I would love to see them take a shot on the first play of the game in SF.

  11. Dave Says:


    Absolutely, just popinting out that they have not taken many shots downfield all year for a variety of reasons.

    There were PLENTY of times when they were biting on Blount playaction and Freeney & mathis were out of the game.

    Either way, I would expect them to take mor shots as the season goes on and they start finding more of a groove and it all starts with Blount

  12. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    I agree that they didn’t really go down field, but it seemed like Freeman was content to take what the Indy defense was giving them with the exposed under routes from that zone defense, even checking out to a quick pass to Mike Williams at one point. But I’ve think they’ve taken their fair shots down field in the 3 previous games. I have no statistical data to back that up though, so I could be wrong.

    I’ve been watching the Detroit games on rewind and I have to say that McCoy might be outplaying Suh at this point. Suh only has 1 more sack than McCoy’s 1, but I see McCoy getting more pressure. It’s early though.

  13. SRQBucFan Says:

    Hahaha this is funny, i just posted about that comment from Gruden on another article a few hours ago lols

  14. k_bassuka Says:

    I think the problem is that they don’t pound the ball enough early on and or from 3 WR sets. Why didn’t they run the ball more and force Indy to stop the run or load up the box before we started throwing is beyond me. One thing I’m looking forward to is seeing our offense put it together, hope is during this season.

  15. Bucs4life Says:

    Quick question…Is row AA the absolute first row at the CITS?

  16. Espo Says:

    Joe, love the picture caption.

    Can anyone tell me if that illegal touching was a good/bad call? I probably won’t get a chance to touch my DVR for a couple of days and we couldn’t see form where we were sitting.

    I betcha Parker could run past some of the league’s fastest. It doesn’t have to be a single man route. Lets get this guy open deep.

  17. aldo Says:

    at some moment, olson needs to open the playbook, mike williams looks kinda passive, time to create havoc on all the field!!! let freeman unleash thar cannon arm, mike will, rejus benn, k2, man so many weapons to be used!!!

  18. Leighroy Says:

    Wow. The Bucs just put up the most total yards of offense (466) EVER at home, scored 24 points and we are concerned about what’s wrong with the offense, and why we haven’t opened things up yet?

    This is an amazing problem to have. How spoiled are we now and are going to be when things start clicking? I realize the colts D wasn’t at its strongest, but they’re still no one to sneer at.

    I think our biggest issue on offense may not be the receiver’s inexperience, I think its the personel and the overall lack of speed. With the amount of underneath passes we constantly make, the lack of anyone with quick burst kind of speed leaves us without a deep and underneath home run threat.

    Case in point, Piere Garcon. No one on our team can do what he did. Screen pass and over the top he can beat you with his speed and moves. Someone like that would be the last puzzle piece to Freeman’s arsenal and till then, yea I guess we can’t unleash Freeman.

  19. bucfanjeff Says:

    If we take more shots down the field, it will help Blount that much more. The WR’s won’t gain experience unless we give it to them. Take the shots Olsen.

  20. thegregwitul Says:

    @Leighroy: I agree with you, however, Benn basically did what Garcon did last night on his called back long TD run.

  21. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Dave Says:
    I am very surprised there have not been more shots to Williams…

    They said it before this last game…Williams is being double and tripple teamed…so it’s a high risk pass. The same goes for Winslow.

    Benn seems ready to take his next stap, so maybe he’ll start getting more passes. The foot outside the line happens sometimes. He should have been more aware, but I’ve seen seasoned pros make hte same mistake once in a while.

    So if Benn starts getting more passes, and then we have PReston and Graham getting them, teams won’t be able to double cover anyone without paying a price for it. That’s the advantage of spreading the ball around.

    Williams will start getting shots.

  22. gotbbucs Says:

    we were facing a tampa 2 defense last night. it’s whole objective is to take away the deep ball. we threw almost everything underneath because thats whats going to be open against that defense. its really not that hard to figure out.

  23. Captain Stagger Says:

    Leigh said what I was going to say. Our team seriously lacks speed and electricity. No one to stretch a defence on the outside, and no change of pace speed back. As many holes that we have filled via the draft….we still have quite a few to go before we take the next step from a B team to an A team

  24. Bobby Says:

    When Williams starts to get separation then we’ll see him getting shots down the field. Benn has had some deep balls thrown to him. I’ve seen Freeman LOOKING down field a lot but no one is open. It’s kind of stupid to assume that the reason we haven’t been going deep is because the play calling has omitted it. If we had Megatron on our team where Josh could just throw the ball into traffic and know that Calvin is going to jump up and make a play….we’d see a lot more deep balls. We don’t have Calvin Johnson. We have Mike Williams and while he is good….he is no Megatron, at least not yet. Whether he develops into one or not is totally in Mike Williams’ hands. So far this year I believe our best receiver is Preston Parker.