Here Come The Bucs (Punt Rush)

September 22nd, 2012

The Cowboys allowed a blocked punt last week against Seattle. Dallass now expects the Bucs to attempt a repeat of that feat Sunday.

One of the coolest plays of the early season for the Bucs was Aqib Talib, playing special teams, flying in and nailing a crucial blocked punt against the Carolina Panthers.

It was an early shot across the bow by the New Schiano Order: The Bucs will come after you not just defensively, but on special teams as well.

Jason Garrett saw the play. And the Cowboys coach apparently has heeded the Bucs warning.

Last week against Seattle, Cowboys punter Chris Jones had a punt blocked. Cowboys coaches have noted that his blocked punt is an invitation for the Bucs to bring the house, so writes Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“I guess I’ve kind of been warned of that,” Jones said. “I guess everybody has. I don’t think we should have our main focus on that. I think if everybody does their job, everything’s going to be fine.”

With the Cowboys having allowed two blocks in 18 games, the Bucs smell blood.

As they should. The way the Bucs have been ripped apart through the air, Greg Schiano should stop at nothing in order to keep the ball out of Tony Romo’s hands, and that includes going all out on special teams.

8 Responses to “Here Come The Bucs (Punt Rush)”

  1. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Joe, I have a newbie question on the NFL Network/RedZone thing.

    Once we get NFL Network, does this mean we’ll get free access to RedZone online? Or is it provided another way?

  2. Karen Hartman Says:

    In reply to Pete, last week I uploaded the NFL Sunday Ticket app to my mobile & the Red Zone Channel was available on my iPhone app, I don’t see hy it wouldn’t be On any mobile device that has Internet access

  3. Oahubuc Says:

    Love Talib flying off the edge every kick.

  4. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Thanks, Karen Hartman, I have a Kindle Fire instead of an iPhone, but usually we get many of the same apps.

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    They better worry, it’s the only thing Talib does well….

  6. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Talib only had one instance where he did well in punt rush, I think it’s a little soon to say he does it well yet.

  7. Patrick Says:

    Romo will have 800 yards passing if our defense is the same as last week!

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    Welcome Karen Hartman.

    I have FIOS and it’s great, expensive but it works better than anything I’ve ever had. Comcast in Sarasota is the worst company on the Planet.