Elbert Mack Beginning To Shine

December 4th, 2011

Another player who had a decent game amid the stench of the loss to the stinking Panthers was Elbert Mack.

In his first two years Mack had mixed results. Last year Bucs fans turned on Mack, giving him the E.J. Biggers treatment, wanting to jettison the product from Troy University.

But in recent games in limited playing time, Mack has played solid football. He credits “growing pains” with his development.

“I am just going hard every day, it’s an uphill battle every year,” Mack said. “I am getting older. When you play this game enough it slows down a lot and you start to understand formation recognition and know what teams are going to do with you and where they want to attack you.

“It’s just growing pains.”

17 Responses to “Elbert Mack Beginning To Shine”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Talib, Biggers & Mack are keepers. Lewis is not. Barber is likely retiring. Time to draft one CB and get another in FA.

  2. Patrick Says:

    Just called into Bobby Fenton’s show. Did ya’ll hear me?? I called in as “Travis”.

  3. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Talking about an entertaining game…just watched the cowgirls and cardinals play. Very nice game by the HAPLESS Cards

  4. Patrick Says:



    Are you looking forward to the Bucs playing the Cowboys in two weeks? We’re both in San Antonio, so it’ll be pretty hard lol.

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    The Bucs will be their BIOTCH that Saturday night. Hopefully we will have a different HC by then

  6. JK Says:

    Besides a new head coach, the next time Joe sits down with Glazerhouse, Rockstar, and Dream could you tell them we need new linebackers. Our linebackers are no where to be seen. Does Joe have any stats on how many tackles, sacks, pressures or anything else linebacking related that our linebackers did? At least when we had Rudd he would miss tackles but would still be close to the ball. Our linebackers disappear at the first sign of contact.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Frankly, I’m amazed! Mack is shining! E J Biggers, Superstar! Talib, elite All Pro! Lewis and Gaitor- shutdown corners in the making!!

    Yet every rookie or 3rd string jerkoff that walks on the field scorches them beyond recognition. Our secondary uses the World War 2 technique of the Russians- ” the scorched earth policy”

    The only reason they don’t pass more, is that Clayborn or Bowers is smacking their QB.it’s easier to run on us- no risk of injury at all. None of ourLbers have any intention of hitting anybody.

    All these “Flashing” or “underestimated” players. Yet still we SUCK at pass coverage. Even the damn Rookie threw foe over 200 yds, and over 60% completion.

    I am still waiting to see anybody in that secondary show any talent at all, other than Ronde. I watch them, and think they are pathetic!

    But what do I know. Meybe we are playing some great Defense out there, and I’m not seeing it. You’d think, with this awesome secondary, we might win a game once in awhile

  8. k2thesoldier Says:

    @ Capt Tim, saying “even the damn rookie” isn’t exactly fair. Cam is a really good player. Not an excuse, just saying.

    We’re in desperate need of a REAL number 2 corner, which will almost certainly be our first round pick. Joe is waging a desperate war to defend his ridiculous offseason proclamation that our corners are a position of strength.
    Straight up, Talib is our only good cover corner. Ronde makes plays, but he isn’t going out and shutting anybody down anymore. Biggers sucks. Mack is……what? Lewis sucks. Time to draft a legitimate cover corner to go next to Talib.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    K2- agree with some of that. IF Talib was a model citizen, AND showing improvement, he MIGHT be a #1. he’s not. IF he doesn’t go to jail this off season, or get in more trouble. He might be worry keeping around as a 2 or, more likely, 3

    We need 2 corners. Badly.

    Joe, everyone makes mistakes. Our secondary is not a Strenght of any kind. It us just another gaping hole we have to adress

  10. k2thesoldier Says:

    @ Capt Tim I think Talib has shown improvement lately; got hurt today so we can’t really say. But GB and Tennessee were really strong games and it is possible he hadn’t/hasn’t fully recovered from his injury yet.

    We don’t need 2 corners badly, we need ONE corner badly, and another one would be nice. What we need are 2 outside linebackers BADLY. At the end of the day Geno and Black are our defenses biggest problem.

  11. k2thesoldier Says:

    I know you’ve got your vendetta against Talib or whatever, but he is a number one corner. One slow start to a season doesn’t negate what he’s done his whole career.

  12. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    I wish we would start playing Mack over Barber. Barber is just not playing well at all this year. He throws a few good play every few games, but overall has been really rough. Mack, in what few snaps he has had, deserves another look.

  13. Patrick Says:

    Mack hasn’t convinced me at all. He’s sucked every year until just recently. He’ll need to play good for the remainder of the year for me to want him back. Really, can we get a playmaker CB on our defense?

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    Talib was invisible the first NINE games. He was on the 3rd WR, and still struggled.

    We need TWO CBS, and two LBers.
    If we lose the rest of our games, we get a high draft pick. We trade down, Meybe we end up with a couple extra picks.

    But if they dont sign some good Free agents, they’ve lost me.

  15. bucfanjeff Says:

    Gaitor played pretty well and the PI call on him was garbage.
    Lewis won’t be on the team next year. (Maybe practice squad if not claimed.)
    Barber is probably retiring, though it wouldn’t surprise me to see one more year from him.
    Talib is now injury prone.
    Mack always splashes, but never really gets wet.
    Biggers does fairly well and is consistent.
    Sean Jones is history.
    TJax, well, so far so good.

  16. Patrick Says:


    Nah just stay where we are. It’s better to go with quality than quanity. Get the best player out there. Besides how many draft picks do we need? We can’t just do nothing but put more rookies into the starting lineup, we need to get some age, experience and proven talent on our roster. We need to do that and the draft…..a bit of both. Dom needs to change his philosophy a little.

  17. toolman Says:

    Face it fans…Glazers would rather pay a little to fill a spot than to sign a free agent that was worth anything…they would have to pay $$$$. so, Dom’s hands are tied to their pocket books and you get what you pay for. Look for the fee agents to hit the road and get on with teams that will pay a little more MONEY. The Yucks will continue to get bargain basement players that are rejects from other teams.