Defensive Staff Dialed In On Newton Scrambling

September 5th, 2012

The Bucs’ defensive staff recently finished watching film of every Cam Newton scramble of 2011, so said Bill Sheridan today at One Buc Palace.

And the assessment was that the prime danger from the Panthers’ offense is when Newton leaves the pocket. Sheridan said the Panthers’ conventional running game can be devastating like “the gun runs” but the greatest challenge is when Newton is on the move in the run or pass.

Sure, Joe expects the Bucs’ linebackers to get abused a handuful of times Sunday. Joe imagines Lavonte David is going to have some wide eyes. But there’s hope the Mark Barron can shake up Newton with a good stick, and perphaps Gerald McCoy can change the game as a “dynamic playmaker,” as Sheridan is certain he will be.

3 Responses to “Defensive Staff Dialed In On Newton Scrambling”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    I would like to see Barron lay out Newton off a scramble, stand over him, and say “Roll Damn Tide”.

  2. bucobruce Says:

    We are going to have to blitz just to make sure we hit the hell out of fignewton that will make sure his decision making gets a little messed up so then we will back out of a blitz and pick him off, hopefully for a pick6.

    Tampaa Baaaaaay

  3. NJBuc Says:


    You are usually sharper than this. L. David played against Cam 3 years ago in the Juco national championship. If you can find the link, your fans will love the story. And if the first meeting is any indication, he won’t be wide eyed at all.